Census 2013

Census 2013

The New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings is the official count of how many people and dwellings there are in New Zealand.  The census provides a ‘snapshot’ of our society at a point in our history.  New Zealand’s Censuses are held every five years, though the latest Census was delayed two years from 2011 to 2013, due to the Christchurch Earthquakes.


Detailed data from Census 2013 will gradually become available over the coming months. 

This provides an opportunity for business and policy decision-makers to undertake some fundamental analysis in terms of stocktakes of regions and industries. 

It will also provide the opportunity to delve into the economic, employment, and income structures of these regions and industries, and their associated demographics. 

This opportunity is long overdue, with the previous Census information now well out of date.


BERL is currently putting together data and information packages for groups such as, industry associations; education and training providers;  iwi, hapū, and Māori land trusts; local government; non-government organisations; and not-for-profit organisations to assist them with the robust analysis of this evidence base.



Latest Census 2013 Articles & Figures

Population >

Education >

Labour & Employment >




The expertise we offer can be tailored to meet your needs also.  For example, we can provide:

  • population projections (nationally and/or for regions or local areas)
  • profiles of regions or local areas
  • profiles of industries or occupations (nationally and/or for regions or local areas)
  • profiles of specific groups (such as Māori, the young, or low income earners).


These products can include a diverse range of information, such as:

  • population and household counts, including breakdowns by ethnicity, sex, and  age
  • employment numbers, including full and part-time detail
  • mode of travel to work
  • personal and household income detail (e.g. level as well as source of income)
  • home ownership characteristics
  • qualifications and field of study
  • migration numbers into and out of a region or local area.


This information and accompanying analysis can be provided in various forms, including:

  • tables, graphs and charts
  • geographical information displays
  • audio-visual presentations
  • reports detailing the data metrics, comparative analysis, and consequences for decisions.

Contact us so that we can provide you with a data and information package that best meets your needs.