6 Jun 2023

Where is everyone? Ten percent still missing from the Census

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 6 June 2023

Despite the millions spend on advertising, free rugby league tickets and food vouchers, more than 10 percent of the population still hasn't completed this year's Census. For Māori and Pasifika, about one in four are yet to fill out their forms. After a disastrous 2018 Census, hopes were high mistakes couldn't be repeated. Susie speaks to Māori demographer Professor Tahu Kukutai and Stats NZ deputy chief statistician Simon Mason.

A Census 2023 ltter being removed from a letterbox.

Big changes are being made this year to improve the turnout for Census 2023 Photo: 2023 Census, Stats NZ