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2.98 million fill in census online so far

2.98 million fill in census online so far

7 March 2018

At midnight on census day 6 March, 2.98 million people had taken part in the census online.

“This is a great result so far, and we’re delighted that so many people have done this,” 2018 Census general manager Denise McGregor said.

“We aimed for 60 percent of those in New Zealand to complete it by midnight and we are very happy to have achieved this,” Mrs McGregor said.

“It doesn’t take long to complete. People are taking an average of four minutes for the dwelling form and eight minutes for the individual form,” Mrs McGregor said.

“We are confident that the results from the online responses will give us the best possible data.

“There has been a huge effort and we thank staff and especially the field staff and community volunteers around the country,” Mrs McGregor said.

Stats NZ has a target of 70 percent of all census forms being completed online by the end of the census collection period. People can still ask for a paper form by phoning census helpline (0800 236 787).

From today, 7 March, we’re sending reminders and field teams will start following up with households to help them complete their forms.

In some parts of New Zealand, for example the Far North, Great Barrier Island, the Ureweras, and Whanganui, field teams are visiting and delivering access codes and paper forms. This is to make sure people in remote parts of New Zealand have everything they need to complete the census over the next few days.

Stats NZ’s online system remains open for several weeks, and from later next week, field teams will be visiting households that haven’t taken part. We expect to be following up for several weeks, which is usual for a census.

Find out more about the census at www.census.govt.nz.

Authorised by Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician, 7 March 2018.

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