General Electorates 2020

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This dataset was first added to Stats NZ Geographic Data Service on 08 Apr 2020.

These boundaries comprise the 65 general electorates released by the Representation Commission in April 2020. These boundaries will be used for the 2020 and 2023 general elections.

The Representation Commission is convened by the Surveyor-General, its role is to re-draw electorate boundaries to make sure each electorate has about the same number of people. We calculate the general electoral population, number of general electorates, and North Island and South Island electoral quotas using the formula specified in the Electoral Act 1993. When setting the boundaries, the Representation Commission also considers existing boundaries, communities of interest, the infrastructure that links communities (such as main roads), topographical features, and any projected variation in the population of those electorates during their existence.

Data is provided with tohutō/macrons (UTF-8 format). To support users with the compatibility of the data and the applications they might be using, additional fields are also provided in ASCII format.

Meshblocks, which aggregate to form electorates, are updated annually by Stats NZ. The 2020 electorate boundaries reflect a number of minor technical adjustments to meshblock boundaries, not involving population i.e. to follow the correct line of a river or road. The adjustments are visible in a small number of land and coastal areas where electorate boundaries otherwise unchanged between 2014 and 2020 do not exactly align.

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1. General Electorates 2020 data 4.91 KB csv
2. General Electorates 2020 lookup 124 KB pdf
Technical Details
Layer ID 104580
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 65
Attributes GED2020_V1_00, GED2020_V1_00_NAME, GED2020_V1_00_NAME_ASCII, General_Electoral_Population, LAND_AREA_SQ_KM, AREA_SQ_KM, Shape_Length
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)
History
Added 8 Apr 2020
Revisions 9 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on April 8, 2020 from Geodatabase in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000.

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