The census provides a range of statistics about children including their age, sex, ethnic affliliation(s), birthplace, where they live, and what kind of household they live in. Other information includes comparisons of children with the rest of the population, and projections about how their proportion of the population is likely to change in the future. Statistics about children in families include people (of any age) who live with at least one parent.
Reports and articles
- Caring for children: Findings from the 2009/10 Time Use Survey (April 2013)
- Vulnerable children and families: Some findings from the New Zealand General Social Survey (October 2012)
Uses data from the NZGSS to look at households with vulnerable children, using 11 economic, housing, health, and social indicators related to poor child outcomes.
- Parents supporting children who do not live with them (March 2012)
Find out about the support parents give their children aged under 18 years who don’t live with them.
- Childcare use and work arrangements in 1998 and 2009 (March 2012)
This report compares the findings of the 1998 and 2009 New Zealand Childcare Surveys.
- Census snapshot: Children (October 2002)
This article highlights key findings about children from the Census of Population and Dwellings held on 6 March 2001.
- New Zealand's children (June 1999)
This article looks at changes in family types and examines the economic circumstances in which New Zealand children are being raised.
- Children in New Zealand (May 1999)
This report, based on data from the 1996 census, provides information on changes in the child population, family structure, health and education, patterns of work among parents, and other factors that determine children's levels of economic well-being.
Search for more information.