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Census Usually Resident Population Count

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Definition The census usually resident population count of New Zealand is a count of all people who usually live, and are present, in New Zealand on a given census night. This count excludes visitors from overseas and excludes residents who are temporarily overseas on census night. Operational issues Residents are counted at the meshblock (smallest geographic area for statistical purposes) of their usual address. Those who are temporarily elsewhere in New Zealand on a given census night are included in the meshblock they usually live in. If insufficient information about a person's usual address is given, then the geographic information that is available (for example an area unit, territorial authority, regional council or 'in New Zealand') is used to select (impute) a meshblock within that area. For the purposes of the 2001 Census, people of no fixed abode were counted as usually living in the meshblock where they were counted on census night. Subnational counts The census usually resident population count of an area in New Zealand is a count of all people who usually live in that area and are present in New Zealand on a given census night. This count excludes visitors from overseas, visitors from elsewhere in New Zealand, and residents temporarily overseas on census night. Example A person who usually lives on Christchurch City but was in Wellington City on a given census night will be included in the census usually resident population count of Christchurch City and the census night count of Wellington City. They will be excluded from the census night population count of Christchurch City and the census usually resident population count of Wellington City. Use of this term The term 'census usually resident population count' has been so worded to clarify its source as a census count, and to differentiate this population measure from the other two main population measures. When presenting data, the full standard term must be used. For example "the census usually resident population count of New Zealand at 6 March 2001 was 3,737,280". The terms 'usually resident population' and 'resident population' are not to be used when presenting data, as they do not specify whether the data is a count or an estimate of the resident population concept. This will help prevent the census usually resident population count being confused with the estimated resident population. Inclusions Residents present and counted by census. Residents temporarily elsewhere in New Zealand and counted by the census are included at the meshblock of their usual address (for subnational counts). Where a usual address is not specified, a meshblock of usual residence is imputed. Exclusions Residents temporarily overseas. Visitors from elsewhere in New Zealand (for subnational counts). Visitors from overseas. There are some people who usually live, and are present, in New Zealand on a given census night who are not counted by census (for example, those who do not fill in a census form). No adjustment is made to the census usually resident population count for those missed who were intended to have been counted. Specifically, the census usually resident population count is as at midnight on a given census night.

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