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Name
Census night population count
Description

The census night population count of New Zealand is a count of all people present in New Zealand on census night. This includes visitors from overseas who are counted on census night but excludes residents who are temporarily overseas on census night.

The census night population count of an area (subnational count) is a count of all people present in that area on census night. This count includes visitors from elsewhere in New Zealand and visitors from overseas who are counted in that area on census night but excludes residents of that area who are temporarily elsewhere in New Zealand or overseas on census night.

For example, the census night population count of the Auckland Region includes all people present and counted in the Auckland Region on census night. It includes residents present, visitors from elsewhere in New Zealand, and visitors from overseas. It excludes people who usually live in the Auckland Region but were not in the Auckland Region on census night.