Well done on the census

I did the census online, and was really impressed with it. Our papers were a bit late arriving, but I got a household code within 60 seconds by text.

The census took me barely 30 minutes to do my household form, myself and my two sons. What really impressed me was how they had linked in other databases.

  • My address was confirmed from the NZ Post database (this is fairly common now)
  • My employer name was confirmed from presumably an IRD list
  • Ben’s school name was confirmed
  • Sam’s ECE name was confirmed

What it meant for all of these is that rather than have to type in full details for each, you just type the first few characters and it finds the entry you want. Makes it more user-friendly and also improves data quality.

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