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Some countries, including Finland and Denmark, are now conducting their population censuses using administrative data registers rather than a nationwide survey of households. This information paper describes the main features of a register-based census, and the necessary pre-conditions for this approach. The...
This paper forms part of the first phase of the Census Transformation programme. It provides a first broad look at the potential for administrative data to produce the long-form (social and economic) information currently provided by the census. This paper identifies administrative data sources that are related to these census...
Statistics New Zealand’s household surveys are currently run mainly as stand-alone surveys. This paper proposes an approach where household survey content is integrated into three survey vehicles. An integrated approach to conducting household surveys creates potential to reduce costs in the overall end-to-end...
This paper outlines potential options for future censuses in New Zealand. These options form the basis for investigative work to assess the feasibility of each option. The emphasis in this paper is on describing administrative census options. This version forms an initial set of working assumptions. The...
The social and population statistics architecture provides a high-level view of the primary data sources and the ways in which they are combined to meet information needs in the future. Information needs will change over time, and we can expect continued demand for more detailed, complex, and comprehensive data. These demands...
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