A post-enumeration survey was conducted in New Zealand following the 1996 Census of Population and Dwellings. Its main objective was to measure the completeness of census coverage. Following a careful evaluation of the survey results, it was decided to adjust the population base for net undercount, for the purpose of deriving post-censal population estimates and projections. This report describes and discusses the methodology developed for adjusting the population base.The contents of this file are in Adobe Acrobat Reader format. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader you may download the reader to view or print this file.