Census results for religious groups in New Zealand.
- Note that each count has been rounded to a multiple of 3 (apparently
except for a 1991 Scientology figure and the occasional other figure).
- In the 1991 and 1996 Censuses only one response to religious affiliation
was collected. In the 2001 and 2006 Censuses up to four responses were
- The current population of New Zealand (mid 2010) is almost 4.366 million.
The last census was Tuesday 7 March 2006.
The following years are available:
- The next census will be in March 2013.
2011 - census cancelled.
- The 2011 census has been cancelled due
to the 2011
Christchurch earthquake. The government's statistics
minister has said it would be unfair to expect Canterbury residents
to fill in census forms, the data would likely not be reliable,
and the Christchurch-based Statistics New Zealand offices which
process the forms have been extensively damaged. The next
census date has not yet been set, but will not be this year.
For the 2005 general election a list was been compiled by the Editor
of election results for the last
several decades, which compares various governments with a few of the
moral laws they introduced during their terms. Which is the more moral
party? National or Labour?
The 2005 election was won by Labour, although they were found to have
overspent their permitted election budget by $768,000. After much complaining
they eventually paid it back in 2007.
With the 2008 election soon to be held, some more results could be added
to the PDF, such as:
- Care of Children Act (July 2005). Government information states: "Instead
of custody of their children, the Act provides for parents or other
caregivers to have day-to-day care of the children."
of Section 59 of the Crimes Act. It is now illegal to use any
force to discipline New Zealand children. In other words if they don't
want to go into time out, you can't use force to put them there.
Finance Act. It seriously curtails freedom of speech in this country,
while at the same time removes limits for parliamentary spending that
is clearly electioneering. (Ironically, since this law was passed it
has been broken by Labour more than any other party.)
- An attempt was made to limit the flow rate of showerheads to just
6 L/min. The idea was abandoned after a public outcry.