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2013 Census education resource

2013 Census

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 is census day in New Zealand, when every adult and child in the country will be counted in the Census of Population and Dwellings. The 2013 Census is particularly important as it is the first census since 2006 – the 2011 Census was cancelled because of the Canterbury earthquakes.

Statistics New Zealand is offering a 2013 Census education resource for primary, intermediate, and secondary schools to use during the first term and throughout the rest of the year.

Teachers and resource writers have put together cross-curriculum activities that are easily printed. The activities incorporate the essential skills of gathering, sorting, interpreting, and presenting information. Activities are available in both English and te reo Māori.

The 2013 Census education resource has themes of special interest to students, including topics on population pyramids, changing employment, cultural diversity, planning for the future, groups and communities, and the census process.

Printable version 

Let's do the census (PDF, 2.1Mb), poster (PDF, 1.4Mb)

Ka mahi tātou i te tatauranga (PDF, 1.9Mb), poster (PDF, 1.3Mb)

The content of the attached files is in Adobe Acrobat Reader format. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader you may download the reader to view or print these files.

Online activities

The 2013 Census activities page presents teacher resources and related student activities.

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