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When will 2018 New Zealand Census data be released?

Latest update as at 23 May 2019

Stats New Zealand have announced Late September 2019 as the date for the first release of Census 2018 usual resident population figures, in time for electorate boundary setting process required in preparation for the 2020 General Election and District Health Board funding planning.

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We've written a blog about this update you can read here


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