30 June 2014

Interactive Maps


Interpret has unveiled an online, publicly available interactive map which uses census figures to show the changing demography of New Zealand.

Displaying 2001, 2006 and 2013 census information sourced from Statistics New Zealand, the application allows users to view the Usually Resident Population (URP) figures by area unit, territorial authority and regional council boundaries.

An interactive map is the best way of presenting information through visual means, which is intuitive, simple to use, easily accessible and a great resource. The web viewer displays census information visually and also provides both population count and population change statistics between the 2001, 2006 and 2013 censuses. Pop-ups display detailed census figures such as counts, density and change in numbers and percentages between the three censuses. The pop-up functionality makes the web viewer very powerful, providing information both figuratively as well as graphically.

The web viewer will be updated with census data at meshblock level and have additional key variables added, including income, transport, housing, employment and deprivation demographic statistics.  The application is a extremely useful for professionals who deal with census data, researchers and planners as well as to the general public who have interests in the demography of New Zealand.

To find out more about the census website please visit: http://www.censusmaps.co.nz/

Interpret Contact: Subodh Dhakal
tel: + 64 3 367 9007