Census 2013 population en-NZ
Census 2013 population en-NZ

Main subject populations include:

Census usually resident population count in New Zealand: consists of people in New Zealand on census night who are usually resident in New Zealand.

Census night population count: refers to people present at the place of enumeration on census night, including overseas visitors in New Zealand on census night. Excluded are New Zealand residents who are temporarily out of the country on census night.

Dependent child: a child who is under 18 years of age and does not have full-time employment.

Overseas population: people in New Zealand on census night who usually reside overseas.

Employed census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over: refers to people usually resident in New Zealand who are employed in either the full-time or part-time labour force. It excludes people who are unemployed and seeking work, and those people in the non-labour force.

Dwelling: any building or structure, or part thereof, that is used (or intended to be used) for the purpose of human habitation. It can be of a permanent or temporary nature and includes structures such as houses, motels, hotels, prisons, motor homes, huts, and tents. There can be more than one dwelling within a building, such as an apartment building where each separate apartment or unit is considered a dwelling.

Occupied private dwelling: an occupied private dwelling accommodates a person or a group of people. It is not generally available for public use. The main purpose of a private dwelling is as a place of habitation.

Occupied non-private dwelling: a dwelling providing short- or long-term communal or transitory type accommodation. Non-private dwellings are generally available to the public by virtue of employment, study, special need, legal requirement, or recreation.

People resident in dwellings on census night: refers to people and the dwellings they occupied on census night, regardless of whether or not it is their normal place of residence.

People usually resident in dwellings: refers to people who usually reside in dwellings. It includes those people who were in the dwelling on census night (private and nonprivate dwellings) and people who were temporarily absent (private dwellings only), but excludes guests and visitors to the dwelling on census night.

Workplace address: refers to the workplace address that people have provided. This can be used as a basis to identify the work-related travel habits/needs of people in an area.

Total response fields: there are some fields that have total response information available.
Total response fields include:

• access to telecommunication systems • ethnic groups • fuel type used to heat dwellings • iwi • job search methods • languages spoken • religious affiliation • sources of income (individual, family, extended family, etc) • unpaid activities.

In general terms, a respondent can provide more than one answer in each field. The total count for each response, when added to the other responses in the field, may exceed the total number of people who provided the information. Where this occurs, the total population count providing the responses is also included with the data.

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