Online census numbers growing

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The 2013 New Zealand Census is on Tuesday 5th March but already people have begun filling in their forms online.
census is an official count of members of a population of people and they are held in New Zealand every 5 years.
So far about 250,000  have completed their forms and it is hoped that 2 million forms will be done via the internet.
Minister of Statistics Maurice Williamson said Statistics New Zealand were currently delivering census forms around the country. Forms are being delivered by 7,000 census collectors walking, driving and even boating to homes.
“The results of the 2013 Census will have a tangible impact on people, as data collected is used to allocate billions of dollars of funding in areas such as health and transport,” Mr Williamson said.
In 2006 when the last census was held, just seven per cent of people filled out their forms online.

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