- What is the Census?
The Census (or Census of Population and Dwellings), is conducted by Statistics New Zealand, and is the only full count of New Zealand’s population. It is conducted every five years with the last Census occurring on Tuesday, 7 March 2006. The day of the Census is chosen as a date when there is minimum displacement of population so as to maximise the number of people present at their usual place of residence.
- What are demographics?
The definition of demographics: the characteristics and statistics of a human population. Demographics tell the story of the people who live in a particular place, often in comparison to a region or country.
Demographic trends: describe the changes in demographics in a population over time. Demography is the study of human population, its structure and change.
- What is profile.id®?
The profile.id® website is an Internet-based profile which provides census information about your local community. The site presents a comprehensive socio-demographic profile for your community at the municipality level and for smaller areas within it. The user is able to analyse local community characteristics and understand how they have changed over time. The site also allows you to compare your area to other areas.
Information is presented in a clear format which is designed to inform community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public. To achieve this, the Profile is formatted to present the data in simple, clear tables and charts with concise factual commentary.
- What software is required to use profile.id®?
While every effort has been made to make this website operate with older web browsers it is recommended that Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 6.0 or Mozilla Firefox version 2.0 or later be used. To view the print ready reports and user manual the Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin must also be installed.