Territorial authorities may, for electoral purposes, be divided into wards.
The ward system was designed to allow for the recognition of communities within a district and to increase community involvement in the local government system.
The boundaries of wards and their parent territorial authorities may be reviewed in the year immediately preceding the triennial local government elections. The review is conducted by the territorial authority under provisions contained in the Local Electoral Act 2001.
Ward boundaries are defined at meshblock level, but are not area unit definable.
Refer also to ‘territorial authority’.
Weekly rent paid by households
Weekly rent paid by households is the total weekly monetary amount spent by the household on obtaining shelter in a private dwelling.
Ideally, the weekly rent paid should exclude payments for the use of furniture and utilities such as electricity, gas and water and for the provision of special services like washing or cooking.
Work and labour force imputation
Work and labour force status imputation supplies a value for work and labour force status, where this cannot be derived from the labour force information supplied by the respondent.
The work and labour force status imputation uses whatever labour force information has been given, and various other responses from the individual (for example, age and income). A work and labour force status is then imputed to equal the known work and labour force status of a similar person.
Refer also to ‘imputation’.
Work and labour force status
Work and labour force status classifies people aged 15 years and over according to their inclusion or exclusion from the labour force. For people who are employed, it distinguishes whether they are employed full time (30 hours or more per week) or part time (fewer than 30 hours per week). For people who are not employed, it classifies them as either 'unemployed' or 'not in the labour force'.
The definitions of 'employed', 'unemployed' and 'not in the labour force' are based on those of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), as set down at the 13th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, 1982.
The usually resident population of New Zealand who are aged 15 years and over at the time of the census.
A workplace is a respondent’s place of employment.
Workplace address is the meshblock of the respondent's workplace.
Refer also to 'meshblock’.