NZ Census 2013: Out with the old …. and in with the new
Check out the new look profile.id sites our New Zealand clients have welcomed on-board this week ….. and (drumroll) the first instalment of the 2013 Census data has rolled through them overnight.
Watch out for the next instalments of census data which will be pushed into the sites over the next few weeks.
Not only does the new look and functionality of profile.id make finding information easier, the new version also sports new features including additional data sets and a revamped customised reports section.
Single year of age and gender profiles for districts and neighbourhoods will be a valuable addition to the profile (compare Wellington’s very interesting single year pyramid with neighbouring Hutt City).
For those councils wrestling with the implications of a large non-resident population (and ironically in a tight housing market, Stats NZ predict the trend towards holiday homes will continue to rise!) dwelling information including unoccupied house counts will help inform policy work. These are now found in the ‘dwelling type’ data (check out how the high proportion of unoccupied dwellings in Thames-Coromandel in comparison to Wanganui to understand the very different role and function of each district in their regional contexts.
Now blogs should be short so I’ll refrain from listing all the improvements, but I will finish by encouraging you to check out your new look profile if you are lucky enough to have one, or alternatively check out a council near you by visiting our demographic resource centre to view all New Zealand profile clients.