Census follow up starts
The 2013 Census
is moving into a new phase as it starts a more targeted
approach to gather in the remaining census forms.
“Statistics New Zealand’s team of 7000 collectors
finished their rounds last Sunday, but a smaller team of up
to 1000 collectors will now work in some parts of the
country to revisit households that have not returned their
forms,” General Manager of the 2013 Census Carol
“These collectors can be identified by
their yellow ID badges and blue census bags.
avoid another visit from a collector by posting back your
completed paper forms, or filling in your forms online.
Please call 0800 CENSUS (0800 238 787) if you need an
Internet Access Code, paper forms or freepost envelope. The
helpline is open daily 8-5, including Easter weekend.
“Everyone who was in New Zealand on census night 5
March 2013 is required by law to complete a census form.
“The processing of forms will begin soon to tally the
information that New Zealand needs to make decisions on
health, education, roading and the Christchurch rebuild.”
“Well over five million census forms (individual and
dwelling) have been collected so far. To those people who
went online, handed their paper forms to a collector or
mailed them back we want to say thank you.”
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