Population Concepts

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Estimated Resident Population

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Definition The estimated resident population of New Zealand is an estimate of all the people who usually live in at a given date. This estimate includes all residents present in New Zealand and counted by the census (census usually resident population count), residents who are temporarily overseas (who are not included in the census), and an adjustment for residents missed or counted more than once by the census (net census undercount). Visitors from overseas are excluded. The estimated resident population at a given date after census also includes an update for births, deaths, and net migration (arrivals less departures) of residents during the period between census night and the given date. The census usually resident population count of New Zealand at a given census date is used to derive the base population for post-censual population estimates. Operational issues The estimated resident population of New Zealand at a given date after a census is derived by updating the census usually resident population count for 1. Estimated net census undercount, as measured by a post-enumeration survey 2. The estimated number of residents temporarily overseas on census night, using external migration data and census information on absentees overseas. 3. Natural increase (births less deaths) between census night and the date of the estimate, using birth and death registrations. 4. Net Migration (arrivals less departures) between census night and the date of the estimate, using passenger cards completed by external migrants. Subnational estimates The estimated resident population of an area in New Zealand is an estimate of all people who usually live in that area at a given date. This estimate includes all residents of that area present in New Zealand and counted by the census (census usually resident population count), residents who are temporarily overseas (who are not included in the census), and an adjustment for residents missed or counted more than once by the census (net census undercount). Visitors from elsewhere in New Zealand or from overseas are excluded. The estimated resident population of an area in New Zealand at a given date after a census also includes as update for births, deaths and net migration of residents of that area during the period between the census date and the given date. Frequency of population estimates National population estimates are produced quarterly (reference dates at 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, and 31 December) and subnational population estimates are produced annually (reference date 30 June). Use of this term The term 'estimated resident population' has been so worded to clarify its source as a demographic estimate, 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 estimated resident population of New Zealand at 30 June 2001 was 3,880,500'. The terms 'resident population' and 'usually 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 estimated resident population being confused with the census usually resident population count. Inclusions Residents present and counted by census. Residents temporarily elsewhere in New Zealand and counted by census are included at the meshblock of their usual address (for subnational estimates). Where a usual address is not specified, a meshblock of usual residence is imputed. Residents temporarily overseas. Residents who were present in New Zealand but not counted by census: net adjustment for estimates undercount (those missed by census) less estimated overcount (those counted more than once by census). Exclusions Visitors from elsewhere in New Zealand (for subnational estimates) Visitors from overseas The estimated resident population at a date after the census uses data from a wide range of sources, including administrative data collected by organisations other than Statistics New Zealand. This data is not solely collected for statistical analysis; it may not be subject to the same rigorous quality checks, and may be subject to a degree of error depending of the coverage and quality of the information collected. Specifically, the estimated resident population is as at midnight of the reference date.

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