– 2013 Census Activity handout activities

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Activity handout

– 2013 Census activities

Why have a census?

The census provides the facts for the country to base its planning for the future on. It collects information about everyone in New Zealand. As it is held every five years, changes can be measured and trends predicted. The census provides information about particular areas and particular groups as well as information about the country as a whole.

Central government

Local government

Community groups

Business groups

Uses census data to guide social and economic programmes in:

 education

 health

 employment welfare housing.

Uses census data to guide social and economic programmes in

 transport housing recreation.

Use census data to:

 organise public schemes

 make a case for resources monitor schemes.

Use census data to:

 select new sites

 market new products develop sales strategies match consumer needs to products.

Why have a census? 1 www.stats.govt.nz/schools-corner-census

Activity handout

– 2013 Census activities

Use the table above to help you fill in the chart below. How could each of these organisations and groups use this census information to help improve their planning for the future?

The census shows a lot of young families moving into an area.

Central government

Local government Community groups

Business groups

Why have a census? 2 www.stats.govt.nz/schools-corner-census

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