Single and combination

Several census questions invite multiple responses. Single and combination output tables have categories for single responses, as well as combination categories for multiple responses. People are counted only once in the category that applies to them. For example, ethnic group categories may include Māori, European/Māori, and Māori/Pacific. Because a single and combination table counts a person in only one category, the sum of responses matches the total population number.

Single and combination categories are available for:

  • disability
  • ethnic group
  • fuel type used to heat dwellings
  • main types of heating used.