6 Mar 2018

Statistics Minister Shaw confident of Census success

From Morning Report, 7:15 am on 6 March 2018

It's Census Day today and the man ultimately responsible for its success or failure, won't be filling out a form. Statistics Minister James Shaw is part of the Prime Minister's delegation touring the South Pacific, so he's not required to take part. There's been widespread criticism of the new digital collection system, with many people complaining they never received the code they need to fill in the online form. Mr Shaw spoke with our reporter Mei Heron in Samoa. He says he's very confident everyone's data will be collected.