Usual residence one year ago (information about this variable and its quality)

Description

Usual residence one year ago is a person's usual residence on 6 March 2017, which may be different to their current usual residence (6 March 2018).

The usual residence one year ago indicator is a person's usual residence one year ago in relation to their usual residence on 6 March 2018. It provides information on the migration of people within New Zealand and of those who have arrived from overseas over the last year prior to 6 March 2018.

Usual residence one year ago summary provides high-level geographic information by combining 'usual residence one year ago indicator', 'usual residence one year ago', and 'usual residence'.

Statistics

Representation

Variable Details

Other Variable Information

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Priority level

Priority level 2

We assign a priority level to all census variables: Priority 1, 2, or 3 (with 1 being highest and 3 being the lowest priority).

Usual residence one year ago is a priority 2 variable. Priority 2 variables cover key subject populations that are important for policy development, evaluation, or monitoring. These variables are given second priority in terms of quality, time, and resources across all phases of a census.

Usual residence one year ago has not been included as a question on the census form since 1981.

Quality Management Strategy has more information on the priority rating.

Overall quality rating for 2018 Census

Poor quality

Data quality processes section below has more detail on the rating for this variable.

Subject population

Census usually resident population

‘Subject population’ means the people, families, households, or dwellings to whom the variable applies.

How this data is classified

Usual Residence 1 Year Ago Classification V2.0.0

Usual residence one year ago is a flat classification showing the meshblock of a respondent’s usual residence one year ago.

The usual residence one year ago address classification consists of a combination of classifications that are ordinarily stored independently of each other. There is a hierarchical relationship between the New Zealand geographic classifications of meshblock, statistical area 2 (SA2s), territorial authority (TA) and regional council (RC). For example, SA2s aggregate to form both TAs and RCs. The categories of each of these ordinarily independent classifications sit alongside each other at the same level of this classification. The country classification also sits alongside the New Zealand statistical standard of geographic areas, at the same level of usual residence one year ago classification.

The standard codes are:

Meshblock codes (7 digits)

SA2 codes (6 digits) prefixed by '9'

TA codes (3 digits) prefixed by '9999'

RC codes (2 digits) prefixed by '99999'

Country codes (4 digits) prefixed by '999'

9999977 Response unidentifiable

9999988 Response outside scope

9999995 Not born 1 year ago

9999996 No fixed abode

9999997 Country not stated

9999998 New Zealand not further defined

9999999 Not stated

The Standards and Classifications page provides background information on classifications and standards.

Usual Residence 1 Year Ago Indicator Classification V1.0.0

Usual residence one year ago indicator code is also a flat classification.

01 Same as usual residence

02 Elsewhere in New Zealand

03 Not born one year ago

04 Overseas

05 No fixed abode one year ago

77 Response unidentifiable

88 Response outside scope

98 New Zealand not further defined

99 Not stated

Census Usual Residence One Year Ago Summary V1.0.0

Usual residence one year ago summary code, another flat classification, is used to show the differences between usual residence and usual residence one year ago for each respondent. This summary is derived from ‘usual residence’ and ‘usual residence one year ago’ information on the Census Individual Form.

01 Same usual residence as 1 year ago

02 Same territorial authority

03 Same regional council, different territorial authority/ territorial authority unknown

04 Different regional council, same island

05 Different regional council, different island

06 Area outside regional council/territorial authority stated but regional council not further defined/area outside territorial authority

07 No fixed abode 1 year ago

08 Overseas 1 year ago

09 Not born 1 year ago

97 Response unidentifiable

98 New Zealand not further defined

99 Not stated

Question format

Usual residence one year ago address and indicator variables are collected on the online individual form and question 14 on the individual paper.

Usual residence one year ago summary code is derived from the relationship between these variables and a respondent’s usual residence address.

On paper, people ticked a box to indicate that one year ago, they were ‘at their usual residence’, ‘at another address’, or ‘overseas’.

  • If they chose ‘at another address’, they were required to write in that address.
  • If they selected ‘overseas’, they were asked to provide the name of the country where they usually lived one year ago.

Online, the individual form was automatically populated with the respondent’s usual address from the household set up form. The respondent was then asked to confirm if they lived there one year ago. If they did not live there and instead selected ‘at another New Zealand address’, they were required to then enter that address. If they selected ‘I lived overseas 1 year ago’, they were asked to enter the country name.

Not born one year ago

  • On paper, parents or caregivers of children aged less than one year could tick a box for ‘not born 1 year ago’.
  • Online, parents were not required to answer the question because the response was coded to ‘not born 1 year ago’ during processing based on the age.

Stats NZ Store House has samples for both the individual and dwelling paper forms.

How this data is used

Outside Stats NZ

  • Understanding population mobility within a region.
  • Supporting long-term service planning (for example housing and transport planning, public health planning).

Within Stats NZ

  • Improving the quality of Tier 1 statistics, for example population estimates.
  • Measuring internal migration.
  • Understanding regional population fluctuations.

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