Meshblock 2020 (generalised)

This dataset is the definitive set of annually released meshblock boundaries for 2020 as defined by Stats NZ. This version contains 53,596 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.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Theme
Author Stats NZ
Maintainer Stats NZ
Maintainer Email Stats NZ
Source https://datafinder.stats.govt.nz/layer/104280-meshblock-2020-generalised/
Created 2019-11-29T23:48:57.020577Z
Date modified 2020-02-02T20:54:45.325040Z
Language English
Spatial {"type": "MultiPolygon", "coordinates": [[[[165.97364377550252, -47.62012357870287], [165.97364377550252, -33.95849709963594], [180.0, -33.95849709963594], [180.0, -47.62012357870287], [165.97364377550252, -47.62012357870287]]], [[[-180.0, -33.95849709963594], [-175.3790471139039, -33.95849709963594], [-175.3790471139039, -47.62012357870287], [-180.0, -47.62012357870287], [-180.0, -33.95849709963594]]]]}
Source Identifier https://datafinder.stats.govt.nz/layer/104280-meshblock-2020-generalised/
Record created February 2, 2020, Last Updated February 10, 2020