Statistic New Zealand has today announced they are looking for 7000 Census collectors for the 2013 Census.
What makes the 2013 Census even more important is the fact that the last one – planned for March, 2011 – did not go ahead due to the Christchurch earthquake in February of that year.
As a democratic society, the census is how we find out about who makes up our communities. Comparing census information over time shows planners how the country is changing and allows them to forecast how it will change in the future. And this allows the Government to accurately target spending in areas such as health, education and infrastructure.
So the countdown has begun for the next census, to be held on Tuesday, 5 March 2013. This will involve the delivery and collection of census forms for an estimated 4.6 million people and 1.8 million dwellings. Everyone in New Zealand on census day must fill in a form.
A large team of census collectors will be needed. You will get two, half-day training sessions and up to six weeks of work, with flexible hours. You will need a car and mobile phone.
More information about the jobs, including a job description and district maps, is available on the census jobs, www.census.govt.nz site.