6 Jun 2024

Review of census: how will we gather data in future

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 6 June 2024
Multiple snapshots of different people combined.

Photo: RNZ

It's the five yearly door to door survey that literally counts us up, and give us a picture of who we are, where we live, and how we identify. But after two disappointing censuses - Stats NZ says it is looking to move beyond the traditional way it has done the official count.

Last week Stats NZ released initial data from the 2023 census and more tranches of data will be released later in the year.

A six week public consultation period is underway on the future use of official data and what will future censuses be like? Chief Statistician Mark Sowden joins Kathryn Ryan.