Meshblock 2020 Clipped (generalised)

This dataset contains the annually released meshblock boundaries for 2020, as defined by Stats NZ, clipped to the coastline. This clipped version has been created for map creation/cartographic purposes and so does not fully represent the official full extent boundaries. This version contains 52,929 meshblocks.

Stats NZ maintains an annual meshblock geography for collecting and producing statistical data. This allows data to be compared over time. A meshblock is the smallest geographic unit for which statistical data is collected and processed by Stats NZ. A meshblock is defined by a geographic area, which can vary in size from part of a city block to a large area of rural land. Each meshblock borders on another to form a network covering all of New Zealand, including coasts and inlets and extending out to the 200-mile economic zone. Meshblocks are added together to build up larger geographic areas such as statistical area 1 (SA1), statistical area 2 (SA2), and urban rural. They are also used to define electoral districts, territorial authorities, and regional councils.

The following 16 meshblocks are outside the 12 mile limit and are not held in digitised form: 0016901, 0016902, 1588000, 3166401, 3166402, 3166600, 3166710, 3166711, 3195000, 3196001, 3196002, 3196003, 3196004, 3196005, 3196006, 3196007.

This generalised version has been simplified for rapid drawing and is designed for thematic or web mapping purposes.

Digital boundary data became freely available on 1 July 2007.

The meshblock classification can also be downloaded from the Stats NZ classification and concordance tool Ariā.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Author Stats NZ
Maintainer Stats NZ
Maintainer Email Stats NZ
Created 2019-11-29T23:35:30.840543Z
Date modified 2020-02-02T20:43:27.981834Z
Language English
Spatial {"type": "MultiPolygon", "coordinates": [[[[166.26203258220306, -47.2230467564741], [166.26203258220306, -34.129634647015216], [180.0, -34.129634647015216], [180.0, -47.2230467564741], [166.26203258220306, -47.2230467564741]]], [[[-180.0, -34.129634647015216], [-175.90572557203578, -34.129634647015216], [-175.90572557203578, -47.2230467564741], [-180.0, -47.2230467564741], [-180.0, -34.129634647015216]]]]}
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Record created February 2, 2020, Last Updated May 10, 2021