2018 Census dataset interim coverage and composition

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This dataset is the proportion of people in the 2018 Census dataset and data sources used to count them by territorial authority / local board (TALB) geography. Coverage compares the proportion of people counted in the census with the number of people that should have been counted on census night. It is usually expressed as a percentage. We are using interim coverage at this time, with the official post-enumeration survey (PES) coverage rates for the 2018 Census being published by March 2020. The dataset shows that whilst there is variation across territorial authority / local board areas in the proportions of people we counted (from 96.3 to >100%), the interim coverage rates for local areas are generally very high.

Understanding how we counted people will help you to use the census dataset because it provides more information about the data sources used and the composition of the data in terms of the proportion of:

  1. census individual forms received.

  2. partial census form responses (via the paper dwelling form or online household summary form but did not receive an individual form for the person).

  3. admin enumerations (the use of administrative data to add people to the usually resident census population when a census response has not been received).

The higher the proportion of census forms received, the more robust the characteristic data, for example income, occupation, will be within the dataset for variables. This is especially the case where characteristic information cannot be provided from alternative sources such as historic census data, administrative data or imputation.

A csv version of this table is also available (attachment below).

Table ID 103922
Data type Table
Row count 87
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Geographic Areas File 2018

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The geographic areas file 2018 is a downloadable csv file that classifies meshblocks into larger geographic areas, such as statistical area 2s, territorial authorities, and regional councils. You can use this areas file, also known as a concordance file, to see how the various geographic boundaries link together.

For each meshblock, there is a series of codes that link to any meshblock-defined geographic area. All areas are set as at 1 January of the specified year. Concordance files are available from different years, to enable data for the same area classification to be compared over time.

The areas files can be used in conjunction with the geographic boundary files available on Stats NZ's Geographic Data Service.

Table ID 104680
Data type Table
Row count 53589
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