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New Zealand

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Population and dwellings

Population counts

2013 Census

Population of New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Sex New Zealand Percent
Male 2,064,018 48.7
Female 2,178,033 51.3
Total people 4,242,048 100.0

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


 

Māori population of New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Sex New Zealand Percent
Male 288,639 48.2
Female 309,966 51.8
Total people 598,602 100.0

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Population of New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Sex 2001 2006 2013
Male 1,823,007 1,965,621 2,064,018
Female 1,914,270 2,062,326 2,178,030
Total people 3,737,277 4,027,947 4,242,048

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Māori population of New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Sex 2001 2006 2013
Male 257,481 274,860 288,636
Female 268,800 290,469 309,966
Total people 526,281 565,329 598,605

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Dwelling counts

2013 Census

Dwellings in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Occupancy status New Zealand
Occupied  
Private dwelling 1,561,956
Non-private dwelling 8,739
Total occupied dwellings 1,570,695
Unoccupied 185,445
Under construction 9,753
Total dwellings 1,765,899

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Dwellings in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Occupancy status 2001 2006 2013
Occupied      
Private dwelling 1,359,843 1,471,746 1,561,956
Non-private dwelling 8,361 6,963 8,739
Total occupied dwellings 1,368,204 1,478,709 1,570,695
Unoccupied 147,432 159,273 185,448
Under construction 9,024 13,560 9,753
Total dwellings 1,524,663 1,651,542 1,765,896

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Age and sex

 2013 Census

Age and sex of people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Age group (years) Male Female Total
0–4 149,298 142,743 292,041
5–9 146,202 140,556 286,758
10–14 146,673 140,160 286,830
15–19 150,912 144,846 295,755
20–24 145,596 145,095 290,688
25–29 124,956 133,179 258,132
30–34 121,899 134,652 256,554
35–39 126,360 141,156 267,519
40–44 144,078 161,676 305,754
45–49 144,336 157,302 301,635
50–54 144,573 155,421 299,994
55–59 126,258 133,926 260,187
60–64 114,000 119,163 233,163
65–69 95,553 100,467 196,020
70–74 72,009 78,102 150,114
75–79 49,545 57,012 106,557
80–84 35,583 45,444 81,027
85 and over 26,184 47,133 73,317
Total people 2,064,018 2,178,033 4,242,048

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Broad age group and sex of people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Age group (years) Male Female Total
Under 15 442,173 423,459 865,632
15–64 1,342,968 1,426,413 2,769,384
65 and over 278,877 328,158 607,035
Total people 2,064,015 2,178,033 4,242,048

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Age and sex of Māori in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Age group (years) Male Female Total
0–4 36,417 34,653 71,070
5–9 34,407 32,742 67,143
10–14 32,889 31,209 64,098
15–19 29,709 28,911 58,620
20–24 22,914 25,464 48,378
25–29 16,692 20,385 37,077
30–34 15,453 18,864 34,317
35–39 16,182 19,521 35,703
40–44 17,316 20,526 37,842
45–49 16,329 18,624 34,953
50–54 15,204 17,721 32,925
55–59 11,631 13,449 25,083
60–64 9,024 10,179 19,200
65–69 6,084 6,876 12,957
70–74 4,299 4,929 9,231
75–79 2,421 3,102 5,526
80–84 1,167 1,812 2,979
85 and over 495 996 1,491
Total people 288,636 309,966 598,602

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Broad age group and sex of Māori in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Age group (years) Male Female Total
Under 15 103,716 98,601 202,317
15–64 170,454 193,650 364,104
65 and over 14,469 17,715 32,184
Total people 288,639 309,966 598,602

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Age group and median age by sex of people in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Age group (years) and sex 2001 2006 2013
0–4      
Male 138,693 140,382 149,295
Female 132,108 134,694 142,746
Total 270,801 275,076 292,044
5–9      
Male 147,363 146,535 146,202
Female 138,837 139,953 140,556
Total 286,200 286,488 286,758
10–14      
Male 148,632 157,113 146,670
Female 142,107 148,893 140,160
Total 290,739 306,009 286,830
15–19      
Male 134,949 152,436 150,912
Female 130,332 147,759 144,846
Total 265,281 300,198 295,758
20–24      
Male 118,794 135,084 145,593
Female 120,990 135,891 145,095
Total 239,784 270,978 290,691
25–29      
Male 118,008 117,216 124,956
Female 128,892 125,226 133,176
Total 246,903 242,442 258,135
30–34      
Male 132,195 130,884 121,899
Female 147,081 145,677 134,652
Total 279,276 276,561 256,554
35–39      
Male 142,680 143,001 126,363
Female 154,785 158,553 141,156
Total 297,462 301,554 267,519
40–44      
Male 138,501 150,900 144,078
Female 147,120 162,798 161,679
Total 285,618 313,695 305,754
45–49      
Male 123,528 143,052 144,333
Female 128,256 150,369 157,302
Total 251,787 293,421 301,638
50–54      
Male 116,955 124,311 144,576
Female 119,217 128,421 155,421
Total 236,169 252,729 299,994
55–59      
Male 90,180 115,224 126,258
Female 92,082 118,350 133,926
Total 182,262 233,574 260,184
60–64      
Male 75,843 88,338 114,000
Female 78,729 91,281 119,163
Total 154,569 179,616 233,163
65–69      
Male 62,481 72,114 95,556
Female 65,433 76,434 100,467
Total 127,914 148,548 196,020
70–74      
Male 56,148 55,878 72,009
Female 62,112 61,059 78,102
Total 118,260 116,934 150,114
75–79      
Male 40,740 46,356 49,542
Female 53,763 54,858 57,012
Total 94,503 101,214 106,557
80–84      
Male 22,800 29,124 35,583
Female 38,307 43,116 45,444
Total 61,110 72,240 81,027
85 and over      
Male 14,517 17,667 26,184
Female 34,122 39,000 47,133
Total 48,639 56,667 73,317
Total people 3,737,280 4,027,947 4,242,048
       
Median age      
Male 34.0 35.1 36.9
Female 35.6 36.7 38.9
Total people 34.8 35.9 38.0

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Age group and median age by sex of Māori in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Age group (years) and sex 2001 2006 2013
0–4      
Male 34,650 34,071 36,420
Female 32,913 32,355 34,653
Total 67,560 66,423 71,073
5–9      
Male 34,170 34,227 34,404
Female 31,944 32,544 32,739
Total 66,114 66,771 67,146
10–14      
Male 31,833 34,347 32,892
Female 30,972 32,379 31,209
Total 62,808 66,726 64,101
15–19      
Male 24,663 29,031 29,712
Female 24,864 29,502 28,911
Total 49,530 58,533 58,620
20–24      
Male 20,103 20,337 22,917
Female 21,990 22,434 25,464
Total 42,093 42,774 48,381
25–29      
Male 18,573 17,577 16,692
Female 21,591 20,532 20,385
Total 40,161 38,106 37,080
30–34      
Male 18,195 18,075 15,453
Female 21,057 21,384 18,864
Total 39,252 39,459 34,317
35–39      
Male 17,964 17,808 16,182
Female 20,361 20,790 19,521
Total 38,322 38,598 35,703
40–44      
Male 15,483 17,367 17,316
Female 17,376 19,905 20,526
Total 32,859 37,269 37,842
45–49      
Male 12,114 14,979 16,329
Female 12,981 16,926 18,624
Total 25,095 31,908 34,953
50–54      
Male 9,462 11,595 15,204
Female 10,008 12,594 17,721
Total 19,473 24,192 32,925
55–59      
Male 6,690 8,868 11,634
Female 7,137 9,759 13,449
Total 13,827 18,630 25,083
60–64      
Male 5,592 6,099 9,024
Female 5,961 6,717 10,179
Total 11,550 12,813 19,200
65–69      
Male 3,840 4,848 6,081
Female 4,098 5,310 6,873
Total 7,938 10,155 12,957
70–74      
Male 2,301 3,039 4,302
Female 2,769 3,471 4,929
Total 5,070 6,510 9,231
75–79      
Male 1,134 1,620 2,424
Female 1,554 2,190 3,102
Total 2,688 3,807 5,526
80–84      
Male 471 693 1,164
Female 747 1,074 1,812
Total 1,218 1,764 2,976
85 and over      
Male 249 276 495
Female 477 612 996
Total 726 888 1,491
Total people 526,281 565,329 598,602
       
Median age      
Male 20.8 21.3 22.2
Female 23.0 24.1 25.4
Total people 21.9 22.7 23.9

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.

Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

2013 Census

Ethnic groups of people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Ethnic groups(1) New Zealand Percent
European 2,969,391 74.0
Māori 598,602 14.9
Pacific peoples 295,941 7.4
Asian 471,708 11.8
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 46,956 1.2
Other ethnicity    
New Zealander 65,976 1.6
Other ethnicity nec 1,785 0.0
Total other ethnicity 67,752 1.7
Total people stated 4,011,402
Not elsewhere included(2) 230,649 ...
Total people 4,242,048 ...

1. Includes all people who stated each ethnic group, whether as their only ethnic group or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group. As a result percentages do not add up to 100.
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
nec = not elsewhere classified.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Ethnic groups of people in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Ethnic groups(1) 2001 2006 2013
European 2,871,432 2,609,589 2,969,391
Māori 526,281 565,329 598,605
Pacific peoples 231,798 265,974 295,941
Asian 238,179 354,552 471,711
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African(2) 24,084 34,743 46,956
Other ethnicity(3)      
New Zealander .. 429,426 65,973
Other ethnicity nec 801 1,494 1,788
Total other ethnicity 801 430,881 67,752
Total people stated 3,586,641 3,860,163 4,011,399
Not elsewhere included(4) 150,636 167,784 230,649
Total people 3,737,280 4,027,947 4,242,048

1. Includes all people who stated each ethnic group, whether as their only ethnic group or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group.
2. Middle Eastern, Latin American, and African was introduced as a new category for the 2006 Census. Previously, Middle Eastern, Latin American, and African responses were allocated to the 'other ethnicity' category.
3. Consists of responses for a number of small ethnic groups and for New Zealander. New Zealander was included as a new category for the 2006 Census.  In 2001, New Zealander was counted in the European category.
4. In 2001, consisted of Black, other not further defined, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
nec = not elsewhere classified.
Symbol: .. figure not available
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace

2013 Census

Birthplace of people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace New Zealand Percent
New Zealand 2,980,824 74.8
Australia(1) 62,712 1.6
Pacific Islands(2) 151,530 3.8
UK and Ireland 265,206 6.7
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 71,433 1.8
North America 31,263 0.8
Asia 316,470 7.9
Middle East and Africa 90,282 2.3
Other 12,891 0.3
Total people stated 3,982,611 100.0
Not elsewhere included(3) 259,437 ...
Total people 4,242,048 ...

1. Includes Australian external territories.
2. Consists of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
3. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace of Māori in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace New Zealand Percent
New Zealand 579,639 98.2
Overseas 10,713 1.8
Total people stated 590,355 100.0
Not elsewhere included(1) 8,250 ...
Total people 598,602 ...

1. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Birthplace of people in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 2,890,869 2,960,214 2,980,824
Australia(1) 56,259 62,742 62,715
Pacific Islands(2) 117,984 135,852 151,530
UK and Ireland 225,123 251,688 265,203
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 59,550 68,070 71,433
North America 21,279 26,940 31,263
Asia 165,774 251,133 316,467
Middle East and Africa 48,387 75,651 90,282
Other 4,269 7,473 12,891
Total people stated 3,589,497 3,839,760 3,982,614
Not elsewhere included(3) 147,783 188,187 259,437
Total people 3,737,280 4,027,947 4,242,048

1. Includes Australian external territories.
2. Consists of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
3. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace of Māori in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 513,126 547,305 579,639
Overseas 7,425 8,730 10,713
Total people stated 520,551 556,035 590,352
Not elsewhere included(1) 5,730 9,294 8,250
Total people 526,281 565,326 598,605

1. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Languages spoken

2013 Census

Languages spoken by people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) New Zealand Percent
English 3,819,969 96.1
Māori 148,395 3.7
Samoan 86,403 2.2
NZ Sign Language 20,235 0.5
Other 590,154 14.9
None(2) 67,509 1.7
Total people stated 3,973,359 ...
Not elsewhere included(3) 277,614 ...
Total people 4,242,048 ...

1. Includes all people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they were counted in each applicable group. As a result percentages do not add up to 100.
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Languages spoken by Māori in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) New Zealand Percent
English 567,078 96.4
Māori 125,352 21.3
Samoan 3,753 0.6
NZ Sign Language 4,614 0.8
Other 9,000 1.5
None(2) 13,161 2.2
Total people stated 588,267 100.0
Not elsewhere included(3) 11,535 ...
Total people 598,602 ...

1. Includes all people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they have been counted in each applicable group. As a result percentages do not add up to 100.
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the Māori census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Languages spoken by people in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 3,425,304 3,673,626 3,819,972
Māori 160,527 157,113 148,395
Samoan 81,036 85,428 86,406
NZ Sign Language 27,285 24,090 20,235
Other 384,855 509,358 590,157
None(2) 76,056 75,570 67,512
Total people stated 3,563,796 3,830,757 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(3) 181,305 204,180 277,614
Total people 3,737,280 4,027,947 4,242,051

1. Includes all people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they have been counted in each applicable group.
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Languages spoken by Māori in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 494,679 530,892 567,078
Māori 130,485 131,613 125,352
Samoan 4,077 3,693 3,753
NZ Sign Language 6,549 5,538 4,611
Other 9,063 9,264 9,000
None(2) 17,376 15,576 13,161
Total people stated 518,730 554,355 588,267
Not elsewhere included(3) 8,856 12,072 11,532
Total people 526,281 565,326 598,602

1. Includes all people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they have been counted in each applicable group.
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the Māori census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken

2013 Census

Number of languages spoken by people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken New Zealand Percent
None(1) 65,850 1.7
One 3,169,596 79.8
Two 621,030 15.6
Three 91,458 2.3
Four 19,434 0.5
Five 4,611 0.1
Six 1,377 0.0
Total people stated 3,973,359 100.0
Not elsewhere included(2) 268,692 ...
Total people 4,242,048 ...

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken by Māori in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken New Zealand Percent
None(1) 12,825 2.2
One 450,054 76.5
Two 117,108 19.9
Three 6,459 1.1
Four 1,341 0.2
Five 312 0.1
Six 162 0.0
Total people stated 588,267 100.0
Not elsewhere included(2) 10,338 ...
Total people 598,605 ...

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the Māori census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Number of languages spoken by people in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 75,189 75,195 65,850
One 2,926,491 3,083,904 3,169,596
Two 466,881 562,446 621,030
Three 72,669 83,403 91,458
Four 19,851 19,281 19,434
Five 1,998 5,055 4,611
Six 717 1,479 1,380
Total people stated 3,563,796 3,830,757 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(2) 173,481 197,187 268,692
Total people 3,737,277 4,027,947 4,242,048

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken by Māori in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 17,190 15,462 12,828
One 369,675 407,091 450,054
Two 121,587 122,469 117,111
Three 7,788 7,131 6,462
Four 1,701 1,587 1,341
Five 531 381 312
Six 255 234 165
Total people stated 518,730 554,355 588,267
Not elsewhere included(2) 7,554 10,971 10,335
Total people 526,281 565,329 598,602

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the Māori census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Relationship status

Legally registered relationship status

2013 Census

Legally registered relationship status of people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Legally registered relationship status New Zealand Percent
Never married(1) 1,068,498 35.0
Married (not separated) 1,469,814 48.1
Separated(2) 106,248 3.5
Divorced or dissolved(3) 240,888 7.9
Widowed(4) 171,312 5.6
Total people stated 3,056,763 100.0
Not elsewhere included(5) 319,656 ...
Total people 3,376,416 ...

1. Includes people never in a civil union.
2. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.  
3. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
4. Includes surviving civil union partners.
5. Consists of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
See information on relationship status
Symbol: … not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Legally registered relationship status of Māori in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Legally registered relationship status New Zealand Percent
Never married(1) 204,039 56.4
Married (not separated) 101,961 28.2
Separated(2) 17,550 4.8
Divorced or dissolved(3) 23,703 6.5
Widowed(4) 14,778 4.1
Total people stated 362,031 100.0
Not elsewhere included(5) 34,254 ...
Total people 396,288 ...

1. Includes people never in a civil union.
2. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.  
3. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
4. Includes surviving civil union partners.
5. Consists of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
See information on relationship status
Symbol: … not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Legally registered relationship status of people in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Legally registered relationship status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Never married(3) 883,674 991,320 1,068,498
Married (not separated) 1,338,573 1,414,536 1,469,814
Separated(4) 107,256 108,228 106,248
Divorced or dissolved(5) 186,546 222,141 240,888
Widowed(6) 176,343 174,813 171,312
Total people stated 2,692,389 2,911,035 3,056,763
Not elsewhere included(7) 197,145 249,336 319,656
Total people 2,889,537 3,160,374 3,376,416

1. Previously legal marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Includes people never in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
5. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
6. In 2006, this category was widowed or bereaved civil union partner. Includes surviving civil union partners.
7. In 2001, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated)
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Legally registered relationship status of Māori in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Legally registered relationship status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Never married (3) 164,454 182,004 204,039
Married (not separated) 93,939 96,546 101,961
Separated(4) 17,418 18,312 17,550
Divorced or dissolved(5) 18,717 22,026 23,703
Widowed(6) 13,011 13,701 14,778
Total people stated 307,539 332,586 362,031
Not elsewhere included(7) 22,260 32,820 34,254
Total people 329,799 365,406 396,288

1. Previously legal marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Includes people never in a civil union
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
5. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
6. In 2006, this category was widowed or bereaved civil union partner. Includes surviving civil union partners.
7. In 2001, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated)
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Partnership status in current relationship

2013 Census

Partnership status in current relationship of people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Partnership status New Zealand Percent
Partnered    
Spouse(1) 1,430,379 45.6
De facto partner(2) 409,380 13.0
Partnered, nfd(3) 60,882 1.9
Total partnered 1,900,638 60.6
Non-partnered    
Never married(4) 752,868 24.0
Separated (marriage or civil union)(5) 79,695 2.5
Divorced or dissolved(6) 153,120 4.9
Widowed(7) 147,591 4.7
Non-partnered, nfd 104,856 3.3
Total non-partnered 1,238,133 39.4
Total people stated 3,138,771 100.0
Not stated 237,648
Total people 3,376,419

1. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
2. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
3. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
4. Includes people never in a civil union.
5. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
6. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
7. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Symbol: … not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Partnership status in current relationship of Māori in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Partnership status New Zealand Percent
Partnered    
Spouse(1) 97,734 25.7
De facto partner(2) 71,475 18.8
Partnered, nfd(3) 8,418 2.2
Total partnered 177,627 46.8
Non-partnered    
Never married(4) 138,759 36.5
Separated (marriage or civil union)(5) 13,248 3.5
Divorced or dissolved(6) 15,342 4.0
Widowed(7) 12,252 3.2
Non-partnered, nfd 22,476 5.9
Total non-partnered 202,077 53.2
Total people stated 379,701 100.0
Not stated 16,584
Total people 396,285


1. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
2. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
3. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
4. Includes people never in a civil union.
5. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
6. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
7. Includes surviving civil union partners.

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Symbol: … not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Partnership status in current relationship of people in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Partnership status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Partnered      
Spouse(3) 1,307,355 1,381,293 1,430,379
De facto partner(4) 300,843 379,956 409,380
Partnered, nfd(5) 35,751 48,177 60,882
Total partnered 1,643,949 1,809,423 1,900,638
Non-partnered      
Never married(6) 647,310 693,597 752,868
Separated (marriage or civil union)(7) 78,537 78,960 79,695
Divorced or dissolved(8) 117,822 137,205 153,120
Widowed(9) 148,470 147,378 147,591
Non-partnered, nfd 67,893 86,733 104,856
Total non-partnered 1,060,032 1,143,873 1,238,133
Total people stated 2,703,981 2,953,299 3,138,771
Not stated 185,553 207,075 237,648
Total people 2,889,537 3,160,371 3,376,419

1. Previously social marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
4. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
5. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
6. Includes people never in a civil union. 
7. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
8. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
9. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Partnership status in current relationship of Māori in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Partnership status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Partnered      
Spouse(3) 90,003 92,943 97,734
De facto partner(4) 57,792 68,634 71,475
Partnered, nfd(5) 5,196 8,451 8,418
Total partnered 152,991 170,028 177,627
Non-partnered      
Never married(6) 110,238 117,423 138,759
Separated (marriage or civil union)(7) 12,201 13,077 13,248
Divorced or dissolved(8) 11,370 13,305 15,342
Widowed(9) 10,152 10,614 12,252
Non-partnered, nfd 15,348 18,672 22,476
Total non-partnered 159,312 173,088 202,077
Total people stated 312,303 343,119 379,701
Not stated 17,496 22,290 16,584
Total people 329,799 365,406 396,285

1. Previously social marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
4. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
5. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
6. Includes people never in a civil union.
7. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
8. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
9. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Qualifications

2013 Census

Highest qualification of people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Highest qualification New Zealand Percent
No qualification 628,380 20.9
Level 1 certificate 389,913 13.0
Level 2 certificate 320,388 10.7
Level 3 certificate 289,062 9.6
Level 4 certificate 291,975 9.7
Level 5 or level 6 diploma(1) 278,091 9.3
Bachelor's degree and level 7 qualifications 408,444 13.6
Post-graduate and honours degree 86,598 2.9
Master's degree 83,949 2.8
Doctorate degree 22,314 0.7
Overseas secondary school qualification 201,519 6.7
Total people stated 3,000,633 100.0
Not elsewhere included(2) 375,783
Total people 3,376,416

1. Consists of level 5 and level 6 diploma responses. These categories have been combined due to data quality concerns.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Symbol: … not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Highest qualification of Māori in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Highest qualification New Zealand Percent
No qualification 119,544 33.3
Level 1 certificate 60,894 16.9
Level 2 certificate 46,467 12.9
Level 3 certificate 40,542 11.3
Level 4 certificate 31,533 8.8
Level 5 or level 6 diploma(1) 22,458 6.3
Bachelor's degree and level 7 qualifications 27,057 7.5
Post-graduate and honours degree 4,752 1.3
Master's degree 3,600 1.0
Doctorate degree 669 0.2
Overseas secondary school qualification 1,770 0.5
Total people stated 359,286 100.0
Not elsewhere included(2) 37,002
Total people 396,288

1. Consists of level 5 and level 6 diploma responses. These categories have been combined due to data quality concerns.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Symbol: … not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2006–2013 Censuses 

Highest qualification of people in New Zealand
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Highest qualification 2006 2013
No qualification 708,432 628,380
Level 1 certificate 394,596 389,913
Level 2 certificate 306,327 320,388
Level 3 certificate 247,674 289,062
Level 4 certificate 286,599 291,975
Level 5 or level 6 diploma(1) 268,365 278,091
Bachelor's degree and level 7 qualifications 315,846 408,444
Post-graduate and honours degree 55,461 86,598
Master's degree 59,703 83,949
Doctorate degree 16,767 22,314
Overseas secondary school qualification 172,593 201,519
Total people stated 2,832,360 3,000,633
Not elsewhere included(2) 328,014 375,783
Total people 3,160,371 3,376,416

1. Consists of level 5 and level 6 diploma responses. These categories have been combined due to data quality concerns.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Highest qualification of Māori in New Zealand
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Highest qualification 2006 2013
No qualification 130,146 119,544
Level 1 certificate 56,325 60,894
Level 2 certificate 37,620 46,467
Level 3 certificate 30,840 40,542
Level 4 certificate 27,450 31,533
Level 5 or level 6 diploma(1) 19,566 22,458
Bachelor's degree and level 7 qualifications 17,907 27,057
Post-graduate and honours degree 2,532 4,752
Master's degree 2,241 3,600
Doctorate degree 387 669
Overseas secondary school qualification 1,467 1,770
Total people stated 326,481 359,286
Not elsewhere included(2) 38,928 37,002
Total people 365,406 396,288

1. Consists of level 5 and level 6 diploma responses. These categories have been combined due to data quality concerns.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Work

Work and labour force status

2013 Census

Work and labour force status of people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Work and labour force status(1) New Zealand Percent
Employed full time 1,541,061 48.0
Employed part time 459,945 14.3
Total employed 2,001,006 62.3
Unemployed 153,210 4.8
Total labour force 2,154,219 67.1
Not in the labour force 1,058,100 32.9
Total people stated 3,212,316 100.0
Status unidentifiable 164,100 ...
Total people 3,376,419 ...

1. A person's work and labour force status in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Employment and unemployment rates of people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Employment status(1)(2) New Zealand Percent
Employed full time 1,541,061 71.5
Employed part time 459,948 21.4
Unemployed 153,210 7.1

1. A person's employment status in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
2. Employment and unemployment rates are calculated using the total number of people in the labour force.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Work and labour force status of Māori in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Work and labour force status(1) New Zealand Percent
Employed full time 172,113 43.4
Employed part time 51,810 13.1
Total employed 223,923 56.5
Unemployed 41,295 10.4
Total labour force 265,218 66.9
Not in the labour force 131,070 33.1
Total people stated 396,285 100.0
Status unidentifiable ... ...
Total people 396,285 ...

1. A person's work and labour force status in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Employment and unemployment rates of Māori in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Employment status(1)(2) New Zealand Percent
Employed full time 172,113 64.9
Employed part time 51,810 19.5
Unemployed 41,295 15.6

1. A person's employment status in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
2. Employment and unemployment rates are calculated using the total number of people in the labour force.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Work and labour force status of people in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Work and labour force status(1) 2001 2006 2013
Employed full time 1,328,118 1,531,020 1,541,061
Employed part time 399,150 454,758 459,945
Total employed 1,727,268 1,985,778 2,001,006
Unemployed 139,908 106,497 153,210
Total labour force 1,867,179 2,092,275 2,154,219
Not in the labour force 933,909 961,788 1,058,100
Total people stated 2,801,088 3,054,063 3,212,316
Status unidentifiable 88,449 106,311 164,100
Total people 2,889,537 3,160,374 3,376,419

1. A person's work and labour force status in the seven days ending 4 March 2001, 5 March 2006, and 3 March 2013.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Employment and unemployment rates of people in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Employment status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Employed full time 71.1 73.2 71.5
Employed part time 21.4 21.7 21.4
Unemployed 7.5 5.1 7.1

1. A person's employment status in the seven days ending 4 March 2001, 5 March 2006, and 3 March 2013.
2. Employment and unemployment rates are calculated using the total number of people in the labour force.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Work and labour force status of Māori in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Work and labour force status(1) 2001 2006 2013
Employed full time 141,597 175,545 172,113
Employed part time 44,220 49,812 51,810
Total employed 185,820 225,357 223,923
Unemployed 37,497 27,873 41,295
Total labour force 223,317 253,233 265,218
Not in the labour force 106,482 112,176 131,070
Total people stated 329,799 365,406 396,285
Status unidentifiable ... ... ...
Total people 329,799 365,406 396,285

1. A person's work and labour force status in the seven days ending 4 March 2001, 5 March 2006, and 3 March 2013.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Employment and unemployment rates of Māori in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Employment status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Employed full time 63.4 69.3 64.9
Employed part time 19.8 19.7 19.5
Unemployed 16.8 11.0 15.6

1. A person's employment status in the seven days ending 4 March 2001, 5 March 2006, and 3 March 2013.
2. Employment and unemployment rates are calculated using the total number of people in the labour force.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Occupation

2013 Census

Occupation of employed people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Occupation(1)(2) New Zealand Percent
Managers 356,076 18.7
Professionals 426,696 22.5
Technicians and trades workers 227,817 12.0
Community and personal service workers 171,033 9.0
Clerical and administrative workers 227,994 12.0
Sales workers 176,817 9.3
Machinery operators and drivers 103,575 5.4
Labourers 210,591 11.1
Total people stated 1,900,599 100.0
Not elsewhere included(3) 100,407
Total people 2,001,009

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO V1.1). This occupation classification has five levels. Level one is called major group and is the least detailed (nine categories). 
2. A person's occupation in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the employed census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Symbol: … not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Occupation of employed Māori in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Occupation(1)(2) New Zealand Percent
Managers 27,321 13.1
Professionals 34,197 16.4
Technicians and trades workers 23,436 11.3
Community and personal service workers 24,639 11.8
Clerical and administrative workers 22,188 10.7
Sales workers 17,412 8.4
Machinery operators and drivers 18,579 8.9
Labourers 40,488 19.4
Total people stated 208,257 100.0
Not elsewhere included(3) 15,663
Total people 223,926

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO V1.1). This occupation classification has five levels. Level one is called major group and is the least detailed (nine categories). 
2. A person's occupation in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the employed Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Symbol: … not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2006–2013 Censuses

Occupation of employed people in New Zealand
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Occupation(1)(2) 2006 2013
Managers 340,530 356,076
Professionals 374,328 426,696
Technicians and trade workers 241,857 227,817
Community and personal service workers 156,471 171,033
Clerical and administration workers 240,816 227,994
Sales workers 186,057 176,817
Machinery operators and workers 114,324 103,575
Labourers 218,991 210,591
Total people stated 1,873,371 1,900,599
Not elsewhere included(3) 112,404 100,407
Total people 1,985,775 2,001,009

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO V1.1). This occupation classification has five levels. Level one is called major group and is the least detailed (nine categories). 
2. A person's occupation in the seven days ending 5 March 2006 and 3 March 2013.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the employed census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Occupation of employed Māori in New Zealand
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Occupation(1)(2) 2006 2013
Managers 23,937 27,321
Professionals 28,977 34,197
Technicians and trade workers 25,629 23,436
Community and personal service workers 22,617 24,639
Clerical and administration workers 22,452 22,188
Sales workers 17,607 17,412
Machinery operators and workers 21,630 18,579
Labourers 43,749 40,488
Total people stated 206,598 208,257
Not elsewhere included(3) 18,762 15,663
Total people 225,357 223,926

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO V1.1). This occupation classification has five levels. Level one is called major group and is the least detailed (nine categories). 
2. A person's occupation in the seven days ending 5 March 2006 and 3 March 2013.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the employed Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Income

2013 Census

Total personal income of people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Income(1) New Zealand Percent
Loss 17,046 0.6
Zero income 242,505 7.9
$1–$5,000 186,918 6.1
$5,001–$10,000 164,967 5.4
$10,001–$15,000 267,588 8.8
$15,001–$20,000 286,443 9.4
$20,001–$25,000 227,247 7.4
$25,001–$30,000 190,743 6.3
$30,001–$35,000 174,291 5.7
$35,001–$40,000 187,821 6.2
$40,001–$50,000 290,163 9.5
$50,001–$60,000 226,155 7.4
$60,001–$70,000 169,209 5.5
$70,001–$100,000 238,212 7.8
$100,001–$150,000 111,126 3.6
$150,001 or more 70,044 2.3
Total people stated 3,050,490 100.0
Not stated 325,929
Total people 3,376,419
     
Median income ($)(2) 28,500

1. A person's total personal income in the 12 months ending 31 March 2013.
2. Median personal income is rounded to the nearest $100.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Symbol: ... not applicable 
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Total personal income of Māori in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Income(1) New Zealand Percent
Loss 2,484 0.7
Zero income 38,352 10.5
$1–$5,000 27,801 7.6
$5,001–$10,000 26,763 7.4
$10,001–$15,000 38,358 10.5
$15,001–$20,000 34,725 9.5
$20,001–$25,000 26,907 7.4
$25,001–$30,000 24,960 6.9
$30,001–$35,000 21,792 6.0
$35,001–$40,000 23,679 6.5
$40,001–$50,000 32,148 8.8
$50,001–$60,000 22,875 6.3
$60,001–$70,000 15,504 4.3
$70,001–$100,000 18,363 5.0
$100,001–$150,000 6,177 1.7
$150,001 or more 3,048 0.8
Total people stated 363,936 100.0
Not stated 32,349
Total people 396,288
     
Median income ($)(2) 22,500

1. A person's total personal income in the 12 months ending 31 March 2013.
2. Median personal income is rounded to the nearest $100.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2006–2013 Censuses

Total personal income of people in New Zealand
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Income(1) 2006 2013
Loss 17,355 17,049
Zero income 145,050 242,505
$1–$5,000 221,166 186,921
$5,001–$10,000 226,800 164,970
$10,001–$15,000 355,899 267,585
$15,001–$20,000 260,082 286,443
$20,001–$25,000 219,657 227,250
$25,001–$30,000 215,301 190,746
$30,001–$35,000 201,303 174,294
$35,001–$40,000 202,770 187,821
$40,001–$50,000 262,299 290,163
$50,001–$70,000(2) 281,157 395,364
$70,001–$100,000 125,118 238,215
$100,001 or more(3) 105,525 181,170
Total people stated 2,839,482 3,050,490
Not stated 320,889 325,929
Total people 3,160,371 3,376,419
     
Median income ($)(4) 24,400 28,500

1. A person's total personal income in the 12 months ending 31 March 2006 and 31 March 2013.
2. In 2013, data was collected for the income categories $50,001–$60,000 and $60,001–$70,000, but for comparability with 2006 these have been merged.
3. In 2013, data was collected for the income categories $100,001–$150,000 and $150,001 or more, but for comparability with 2006 these have been merged.
4. Median personal income is rounded to the nearest $100.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Total personal income of Māori in New Zealand
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Income(1) 2006 2013
Loss 2,277 2,484
Zero income 19,410 38,355
$1–$5,000 28,914 27,798
$5,001–$10,000 31,971 26,763
$10,001–$15,000 41,322 38,358
$15,001–$20,000 32,430 34,725
$20,001–$25,000 29,031 26,907
$25,001–$30,000 29,400 24,960
$30,001–$35,000 25,413 21,792
$35,001–$40,000 23,835 23,679
$40,001–$50,000 26,352 32,148
$50,001–$70,000(2) 21,945 38,379
$70,001–$100,000 7,047 18,363
$100,001 or more(3) 4,083 9,225
Total people stated 323,427 363,939
Not stated 41,979 32,349
Total people 365,406 396,288
     
Median income ($)(4) 20,900 22,500

1. A person's total personal income in the 12 months ending 31 March 2006 and 31 March 2013.
2. In 2013, data was collected for the income categories $50,001–$60,000 and $60,001–$70,000, but for comparability with 2006 these have been merged.
3. In 2013, data was collected for the income categories $100,001–$150,000 and $150,001 or more, but for comparability with 2006 these have been merged.
4. Median personal income is rounded to the nearest $100.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Families

2013 Census

Family type in New Zealand
2013 Census

Family type New Zealand Percent
Couple without children 465,306 40.9
Couple with child(ren) 469,287 41.3
One parent with child(ren) 201,804 17.8
Total families 1,136,397 100.0

Note: All figures are for families in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Family type in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses

Family type 2001 2006 2013
Couple without children 376,905 425,973 465,306
Couple with child(ren) 407,793 447,894 469,290
One parent with child(ren) 182,919 193,635 201,804
Total families 967,614 1,067,505 1,136,397

Note: All figures are for families in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Households

2013 Census

Household composition in New Zealand
2013 Census

Household composition New Zealand Percent
One-family household (with or without other people) 1,030,497 68.3
Two-family household (with or without other people) 47,433 3.1
Three or more family household (with or without other people) 3,588 0.2
Other multi-person household 72,387 4.8
One-person household 355,242 23.5
Total households stated 1,509,147 100.0
Household composition unidentifiable 40,743
Total households 1,549,890

Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Household composition in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses

Household composition 2001 2006 2013
One-family household (with or without other people) 909,081 985,545 1,030,497
Two-family household (with or without other people) 26,892 37,080 47,433
Three or more family household (with or without other people) 1,548 2,529 3,588
Other multi-person household 70,434 72,657 72,384
One-person household 307,632 328,299 355,242
Total households stated 1,315,590 1,426,110 1,509,147
Household composition unidentifiable 28,677 28,065 40,743
Total households 1,344,267 1,454,175 1,549,890

Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.

Phone, fax, and Internet

2013 Census

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet in New Zealand
2013  Census

Access to telecommunication systems(1) New Zealand Percent
No access 24,132 1.6
Cellphone/mobile phone 1,230,174 83.7
Telephone 1,257,195 85.5
Fax machine 214,554 14.6
Internet 1,128,738 76.8
Total households stated 1,469,949
Not elsewhere included(2) 79,944
Total households 1,549,890

1. Households reporting more than one way to access telecommunication systems were counted in each stated category. Therefore the total responses in the table will be more than the total number of households. As a result percentages do not add up to 100.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses

Access to telecommunication systems (1) 2001 2006 2013
No access 46,815 28,407 24,135
Cellphone/mobile phone(2) .. 1,034,529 1,230,171
Telephone 1,240,830 1,277,325 1,257,195
Fax machine 325,557 362,040 214,554
Internet 482,361 843,735 1,128,738
Total households stated 1,289,127 1,393,707 1,469,946
Not elsewhere included(3) 55,140 60,468 79,944
Total households 1,344,267 1,454,175 1,549,890

1. Households reporting more than one way to access telecommunication systems were counted in each stated category. Therefore the total responses in the table will be more than the total number of households.
2. In 2001, these were included with telephones. In 2006 and 2013 there was a separate category for cellphones/mobile phones.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Symbol: .. figure not available
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.

Transport

Access to motor vehicles

2013 Census

Access to motor vehicles in New Zealand
2013 Census

Access to motor vehicles New Zealand Percent
No access 116,379 7.9
One 552,813 37.6
Two 565,098 38.4
Three or more 237,468 16.1
Total households stated 1,471,758 100.0
Not elsewhere included(1) 78,132
Total households 1,549,890

1. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Access to motor vehicles in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses

Access to motor vehicles 2001 2006 2013
No access 129,891 112,758 116,382
One 526,233 527,844 552,813
Two 463,113 531,627 565,095
Three or more 169,116 222,204 237,468
Total households stated 1,288,356 1,394,430 1,471,758
Not elsewhere included(1) 55,914 59,742 78,132
Total households 1,344,267 1,454,175 1,549,890

1. In 2001, consisted of not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Main means of travel to work

2013 Census

Main means of travel to work for employed people in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Main means of travel to work New Zealand Percent
Worked at home 169,674 8.8
Did not go to work today 207,141 10.8
Drove a private car, truck or van 971,733 50.4
Drove a company car, truck or van 217,404 11.3
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus 76,437 4.0
Public bus 64,383 3.3
Train 24,639 1.3
Motor cycle or power cycle 26,208 1.4
Bicycle 44,184 2.3
Walked or jogged 106,119 5.5
Other 18,333 1.0
Total people stated 1,926,252 100.0
Not elsewhere included(1) 74,754
Total people 2,001,006

1. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the employed census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Main means of travel to work for employed people in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses

Main means of travel to work 2001 2006 2013
Worked at home 166,731 163,977 169,677
Did not go to work today 195,576 203,880 207,141
Drove a private car, truck or van 831,981 951,477 971,733
Drove a company car, truck or van 164,667 212,211 217,407
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus 76,605 91,071 76,434
Public bus 52,170 59,481 64,380
Train 15,111 19,707 24,639
Motor cycle or power cycle 17,307 19,692 26,208
Bicycle 40,668 38,091 44,184
Walked or jogged 92,541 105,462 106,119
Other 12,627 14,535 18,333
Total people stated 1,665,981 1,879,584 1,926,252
Not elsewhere included(1) 61,290 106,194 74,754
Total people 1,727,268 1,985,775 2,001,006

1. In 2001, consisted of not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the employed census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.

Housing

Tenure of household

2013 Census

Tenure of household in New Zealand
2013 Census

Tenure of household New Zealand Percent
Dwelling owned or partly owned
Mortgage payments made 398,373 27.4
Mortgage payments not made 308,385 21.2
Mortgage arrangements nfd 18,687 1.3
Total households in dwellings owned or partly owned 725,448 49.9
Dwelling not owned and not held in a family trust
Rent payments made 453,132 31.2
Rent payments not made 53,889 3.7
Rental arrangements nfd 5,088 0.4
Total households in dwellings not owned and not held in a family trust 512,109 35.2
Dwelling held in a family trust    
Mortgage payments made 92,439 6.4
Mortgage payments not made 108,387 7.5
Mortgage arrangements nfd 14,457 1.0
Total households in dwellings held in a family trust 215,283 14.8
Total households stated 1,452,840 100.0
Not elsewhere included(1) 97,053
Total households 1,549,890

1. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
nfd = not further defined
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Tenure of household in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses

Tenure of household(1) 2001 2006 2013
Dwelling owned or partly owned
Mortgage payments made 443,277 405,264 398,373
Mortgage payments not made 413,550 312,159 308,388
Mortgage arrangements nfd 11,832 26,529 18,687
Total households in dwellings owned or partly owned 868,659 743,955 725,448
Dwelling not owned and not held in a family trust(2)      
Rent payments made 358,890 388,275 453,135
Rent payments not made 38,607 57,375 53,889
Rental arrangements nfd 14,700 6,312 5,088
Total households in dwellings not owned and not held in a family trust 412,197 451,965 512,109
Dwelling held in a family trust(3)      
Mortgage payments made .. 72,828 92,439
Mortgage payments not made .. 81,711 108,384
Mortgage arrangements nfd .. 13,386 14,460
Total households in dwellings held in a family trust .. 167,922 215,280
Total households stated 1,280,853 1,363,842 1,452,837
Not elsewhere included(4) 63,414 90,333 97,053
Total households 1,344,267 1,454,175 1,549,890

1. Be careful when comparing data from 2006 or 2013 with previous censuses, as classifications and forms have changed.
2. For 2001 data, this may include some households whose home was in a family trust.
3. Information on family trusts was first collected in 2006.
4. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
nfd = not further defined
Symbol: .. figure not available
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Weekly rent

2013 Census

 

Weekly rent paid by households in New Zealand
2013 Census

Weekly rent paid(1) New Zealand Percent
Under $50 3,861 0.9
$50–$79 14,865 3.4
$80–$99 18,858 4.3
$100–$124 22,347 5.1
$125–$149 13,554 3.1
$150–$174 22,002 5.0
$175–$199 19,263 4.4
$200–$249 53,106 12.2
$250–$299 64,743 14.8
$300–$349 63,798 14.6
$350 and over 139,770 32.0
Total households stated 436,170 100.0
Not elsewhere included(2) 16,962
Total households 453,135
     
Median rent ($)(3) 280

1. Households who do not have their home in a family trust, do not own their home, and make rent payments.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
3. Median weekly rent is rounded to the nearest $10.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Weekly rent paid by households in New Zealand
2001–2013 Censuses

Weekly rent paid(1) 2001 2006 2013
Under $50 14,349 7,842 3,861
$50–$79 40,206 31,236 14,868
$80–$99 20,958 18,867 18,861
$100–$124 38,172 26,577 22,350
$125–$149 32,670 21,894 13,554
$150–$174 43,653 35,820 22,002
$175–$199 33,495 29,922 19,263
$200–$249 53,865 63,567 53,106
$250–$299 31,782 57,657 64,743
$300–$349 14,409 35,871 63,801
$350 and over 17,469 48,141 139,770
Total households stated 341,034 377,400 436,170
Not elsewhere included(2) 17,856 10,875 16,962
Total households 358,890 388,275 453,132
       
Median rent ($)(3) 160 200 280

1. Households who do not have their home in a family trust, do not own their home and make rent payments.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
3. Median weekly rent is rounded to the nearest $10.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.
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