No census to be held on 8 March

10:45 pm on 8 March 2011

Statistics New Zealand are reminding people the 2011 census, which would have been on Tuesday 8 March, has been cancelled.

The count was cancelled because of the Christchurch earthquake in February.

The census has been cancelled twice before: in 1931 because of the Great Depression and in 1941 because of World War II.

The general manager of the 2011 Census, Carol Slappendel, says a decision has yet to be made on when it will be held.

People who have census forms should destroy them, she says.