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Census: 1871–1916

This webpage provides links to digitised copies of Census of Population and Dwellings reports and results, from 1871 to 1911.

Viewing and using the publications

Choose a publication from the list below and press Ctrl+F to search within it using keywords. Our website’s main search box will not search within these files.

You can copy and paste tables into Excel.

1871 Census
Results 
1881 Census
Results 
1896 Census
Results
Report 

1911 Census
Results

 

1874 Census
Results 
1886
Results 

1901 Census
Results
Report

1916 Census (Including the Māori census and Census of Cook and other annexed islands)
Results 
1878 Census
Results 
1891 Census
Results
Report 

1906 Census
Results
Report 

 

 

Related information

See History of the census in New Zealand to learn more about the census.

On this page you will find historical information about the censuses, along with interesting facts and stories. You can also access digitised historical materials and discover some important dates in New Zealand’s census-taking history.

See 2006 Census: Definitions and questionnaires for samples of census forms dating back to 1906.

Contact us

We would love to receive your feedback about this digitised collection. Call us toll-free on 0508 525 525 or email info@stats.govt.nz.

Disclaimer

Our digitised publications use web technology to enhance their searchability and usability.

Although we tested samples of the data, we cannot guarantee all information in these digitised versions is accurate. Note that we created them by rekeying information from microfiche copies of the original.

Historical issues may contain language or views that reflect the time in which they were written and may be considered inappropriate or offensive today.

 

Published 21 August 2013

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