There's still time to do the Census

Stats NZ wants to remind everyone there's still time to complete Census 2023 and it is important everyone is counted. Census information is used by Government to plan regional and national services in areas like health, education, housing and transport.

Census Day was Tuesday 7 March 2023 but you can still complete the census after this date. When people complete their census forms, they just fill them out for where they were on 7 March.

Census collectors are visiting households to follow up with people who have not yet completed their Census forms and to offer support. Collectors will be in communities offering support until 3 May in most areas, and until 1 June in cyclone-affected areas.

People do not need to wait for a Census collector to visit. They can complete the Census online using any access code provided to their household, or by requesting a new access code through the website .

Alternate formats and helpline information

The census website has information in alternate formats including Audio, Braille, Large Print or Easy Read

You can also view NZSL videos with captions in English

Additionally people can call 0800 CENSUS (0800 236 787) for help or to request information in Audio, Braille, Large Print or Easy Read.

The Census helpline is open from 8am – 5pm, 7 days a week until 30 June.

Support events and locations

There are community places and events across the country where people can get support to complete the Census. Staff at events will have paper forms available. Locations such as libraries do not have paper forms, but offer internet and devices for people to complete the Census online.

Find out about places and events in your area by visiting the Census website

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