Statistics Act 1975

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  • This version was replaced on 13 February 2017 to make corrections to sections 5(1), 14(b), 15(2), 20A(2), 21(1), 24(2), 35(1), (1)(a), (4), (4)(a), (6), (6)(a), 37(5), 37A, 37E, 40(b), and 46 under section 25(1)(j)(ii) and (k) of the Legislation Act 2012.
23 Census of population and dwellings

(1)

The census of population and dwellings of New Zealand shall be taken by the department in the year 2013 and in every fifth year thereafter.

(2)

The day on which the census of population shall be taken and the time with reference to which the particulars shall relate shall be appointed by the Governor-General by Proclamation.

(3)

At a suitable time after the Proclamation made under subsection (2), the Statistician must publish, in whichever newspapers and by whichever other means the Statistician considers sufficient for notifying the public of New Zealand, the following information about the census:

(a)

the date of the census:

(b)

details of where to seek advice and guidance related to the census:

(c)

details of how to obtain a schedule if one has not been received.

(4)

Despite subsection (2), in the case of the 2013 census of population and dwellings, the Statistician must, by notice given in the Gazette as soon as practicable after the commencement of this subsection, appoint the day on which the census must be taken and the time with reference to which the particulars must relate.

(5)

The notice given under subsection (4) must be treated for all purposes as a Proclamation made under subsection (2), and subsection (3) applies with the necessary modifications.

Compare: 1955 No 45 s 21

Section 23(1): amended, on 30 August 2011, by section 4(1) of the Duties of Statutory Officers (Census and Other Remedial Provisions) Act 2011 (2011 No 64).

Section 23(3): replaced, on 7 July 2010, by section 6 of the Statistics Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 86).

Section 23(4): inserted, on 30 August 2011, by section 4(2) of the Duties of Statutory Officers (Census and Other Remedial Provisions) Act 2011 (2011 No 64).

Section 23(5): inserted, on 30 August 2011, by section 4(2) of the Duties of Statutory Officers (Census and Other Remedial Provisions) Act 2011 (2011 No 64).