Census 2011 - response to submissions

Earlier in the year I made a submission on behalf of CAN to Statistics NZ about getting bicycle oriented questions into the 2011 census. The Statistics NZ Response has been published.

We submitted that information on bicycles available in households should be collected, as well as the existing question on number of cars. It's possible this may be acted on:

"Some respondents suggested the expansion of the topic to collect additional information, including how frequently each vehicle is used, distance travelled, main reason for using a vehicle, and ownership of other forms of transport. Collecting information about other forms of transport was seen as important, given current fuel costs and an expectation that the use of motor vehicles is likely to decline by 2011. Increasing awareness of climate change and provision for sustainable travel were seen as contributing to the decline. "