2013 Census data in the Data Lab consists of a number of different datasets. These are derived from census datasets used within Statistics New Zealand and have been anonymised.
The datasets include all variables derived from questions from the dwelling and individual census forms, but also include variables derived from how the data was processed, such as whether a person or household completed their form on paper or online.
Approved researchers may be able to access these more detailed census statistics in the Data Lab
No fees apply for creating 2013 Census standard datasets for use in the Data Lab. See Pricing for other costs that apply for access and use of the Data Lab.
The following datasets are available from the Data Lab:
- People: variables derived from the individual form
- Dwellings: variables derived from the dwelling form
- Unoccupied dwellings: variables derived from census collectors’ fieldbooks, including dwellings under construction
- Households: variables derived from the dwelling and individual forms
- Absentees: variables derived from the dwelling form
- Families: variables derived from the dwelling and individual forms
- Extended families: variables derived from the dwelling and individual forms
- Areas: geographic variables derived from the dwelling and individual forms
- People in households: includes all people that live in a household, as well as information from the dwelling, household, absentee, and individual datasets.
Some complex derived variables have been added to the datasets: New Zealand socio-economic index, Canadian National Occupancy Standard, Jensen Equivalised Annual Household Income.
2013 Census standard datasets: User guide (see the 'Available files' box, above) is a reference for people using data from the datasets in the Data Lab.
It gives a brief description of what is included in each dataset, shows how the datasets fit together, and includes a list of other useful resources that will help you use census data appropriately.
To read this publication, download or print the PDF from 'Available files' above. If you have problems viewing the files, see opening files and PDFs.
ISBN 978-0-478-40889-8 (online)
Published 9 April 2014