New Zealand Census 2018

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The official count of people and dwellings in New Zealand

Data n Dashboards - NZ Census 2018

Data Overview

The New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings is the official count of people and dwellings in New Zealand.

This data provides a snapshot of New Zealand at a point in time and helps to tell the story of its social and economic change. The 2018 Census, held on Tuesday 6 March, was the 34th New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings. The first official census was run in 1851, and since 1877 there has been a census every five years, with only four exceptions.

Census information is used by government agencies, local authorities, businesses, community organisations, and the public for developing and implementing new policies, research, planning, and decision-making. It helps decision making around how to best use public funding, especially in areas of health, education, housing, and transport. The census is also the primary source of information used for deciding the number of general and Māori electorates, along with data from the corresponding Māori Electoral Option.

This data listing also comprises of Iwi affiliation estimated counts that present the number of people identified as being of Māori descent in the 2018 Census. Iwi affiliation estimated counts were produced following a joint initiative between Stats NZ and Data Iwi Leaders Group (Data ILG). For many purposes, the 2018 iwi estimates provide a more relevant and up-to-date picture than the continued use of 2013 Census iwi data. These iwi estimates are not official 2018 Census counts, and the quality of these estimates ranges from moderate to poor depending on how the data is used.

For more information regarding Iwi data census 2018:

Data is provided by Statistics New Zealand

Total number of tables: 217
Topics included in this dataset:
  • Education and training
  • Ethnicity, culture, and identity
  • Families and households
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Māori
  • Iwi by affiliation and grouping
  • Population and migration
  • Travel to work and education
  • Work, income, and unpaid activities
Data by geographic breakdowns:
  • Regional council
  • Territorial authority (cities and districts)
  • Auckland local board
  • District health board area
  • Urban rural area
  • Statistical area 2 (small areas)
  • Statistical area 1 (very small areas)

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Geographic Coverage

New Zealand (by City)

Time Coverage

5 March, 2013 - 6 March, 2018


Business Needs

Real World Data (RWD)

360-Degree Customer View

Quantitative Analysis

Economic Impact Analysis

Population Health Management

Real World Data (RWD)



The New Zealand Census 2018 population and dwellings data can be used to learn about the demographics within your area of interest. Get to know about the potential market size or develop the policy by keeping the demographic structure in front.

360-Degree Customer View



Get a complete view of the population and create policies and strategies for the best outcome.

Quantitative Analysis



Offers a comprehensive and detailed perspective of the demographic characteristics of the population. The systematic statistical examination of data collected through the census can provide valuable insights into various aspects of the community.

Economic Impact Analysis



Dissecting census data can help with understanding communities and form the basis for informed decisions regarding economic policies, resource allocation, and strategic planning to enhance community and population well-being

Population Health Management



Census data can offer insights into the population and lifestyles which can help in determining the best actions for developing health-related interventions.