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2013 Census tables about a place:
Auckland Region
Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

2013 Census

Ethnic groups of people in Auckland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Ethnic groups(1) Auckland Region New Zealand
European 789,306 2,969,391
Māori 142,770 598,602
Pacific peoples 194,958 295,944
Asian 307,233 471,708
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 24,945 46,953
Other ethnicity    
New Zealander 14,904 65,976
Other ethnicity nec 735 1,788
Total other ethnicity 15,639 67,752
Total people stated 1,331,427 4,011,399
Not elsewhere included(2) 84,123 230,649
Total people 1,415,550 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. 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.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Ethnic groups of people in Auckland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Ethnic groups(1) 2001 2006 2013
European 755,967 700,158 789,306
Māori 127,704 137,304 142,770
Pacific peoples 154,683 177,951 194,958
Asian 151,644 234,279 307,233
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African(2) 13,335 18,558 24,945
Other ethnicity(3)      
New Zealander .. 99,474 14,904
Other ethnicity nec 276 648 735
Total other ethnicity 276 100,110 15,639
Total people stated 1,102,818 1,239,054 1,331,427
Not elsewhere included(4) 57,453 65,907 84,123
Total people 1,160,271 1,304,958 1,415,550

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 Auckland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Auckland Region New Zealand
New Zealand 805,356 2,980,827
Australia(1) 19,590 62,715
Pacific Islands(2) 109,674 151,530
UK and Ireland 90,429 265,203
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 27,504 71,430
North America 10,746 31,263
Asia 203,277 316,470
Middle East and Africa 50,301 90,285
Other 5,658 12,891
Total people stated 1,322,535 3,982,611
Not elsewhere included(3) 93,015 259,434
Total people 1,415,550 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 Auckland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Auckland Region New Zealand
New Zealand 137,928 579,639
Overseas 3,021 10,713
Total people stated 140,949 590,352
Not elsewhere included(1) 1,818 8,250
Total people 142,767 598,605

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


2001–2013 Censuses

Birthplace of people in Auckland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 750,369 777,942 805,356
Australia(1) 18,867 20,247 19,590
Pacific Islands(2) 85,374 99,846 109,674
UK and Ireland 83,223 88,683 90,429
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 22,221 25,809 27,504
North America 7,692 9,180 10,746
Asia 106,620 166,146 203,277
Middle East and Africa 28,314 42,960 50,301
Other 2,043 3,504 5,658
Total people stated 1,104,729 1,234,317 1,322,535
Not elsewhere included(3) 55,542 70,641 93,015
Total people 1,160,271 1,304,961 1,415,550

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 Auckland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 124,209 132,855 137,928
Overseas 2,292 2,517 3,021
Total people stated 126,501 135,369 140,949
Not elsewhere included(1) 1,203 1,932 1,818
Total people 127,704 137,301 142,767

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 Auckland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Auckland Region New Zealand
English 1,233,633 3,819,972
Māori 30,924 148,395
Samoan 58,200 86,403
NZ Sign Language 5,259 20,235
Other 344,454 590,154
None(2) 25,857 67,509
Total people stated 1,316,262 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(3) 101,961 277,614
Total people 1,415,550 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.   
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 Auckland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Auckland Region New Zealand
English 135,573 567,081
Māori 25,173 125,352
Samoan 1,500 3,753
NZ Sign Language 978 4,614
Other 3,147 9,000
None(2) 3,246 13,158
Total people stated 140,415 588,267
Not elsewhere included(3) 2,580 11,532
Total people 142,770 598,602

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 were 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: 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


2001–2013 Censuses

Languages spoken by people in Auckland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 1,025,664 1,147,641 1,233,633
Māori 34,974 33,246 30,924
Samoan 53,853 57,831 58,200
NZ Sign Language 7,359 6,786 5,259
Other 212,058 293,574 344,454
None(2) 26,244 27,342 25,857
Total people stated 1,092,402 1,228,731 1,316,262
Not elsewhere included(3) 70,875 78,444 101,961
Total people 1,160,271 1,304,958 1,415,550

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.   
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 Auckland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 120,183 129,462 135,573
Māori 26,367 27,168 25,173
Samoan 1,608 1,407 1,500
NZ Sign Language 1,425 1,269 978
Other 2,931 3,114 3,147
None(2) 4,398 3,897 3,246
Total people stated 125,937 135,063 140,415
Not elsewhere included(3) 2,085 2,442 2,580
Total people 127,704 137,304 142,770

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.   
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: 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


Number of languages spoken

2013 Census

Number of languages spoken by people in Auckland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Auckland Region New Zealand
None(1) 25,479 65,853
One 913,233 3,169,596
Two 315,390 621,030
Three 50,187 91,458
Four 9,150 19,434
Five 2,205 4,611
Six 618 1,380
Total people stated 1,316,262 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(2) 99,288 268,692
Total people 1,415,550 4,242,048

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
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.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken by Māori in Auckland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Auckland Region New Zealand
None(1) 3,195 12,828
One 110,475 450,054
Two 24,411 117,108
Three 1,914 6,459
Four 294 1,341
Five 84 312
Six 48 165
Total people stated 140,418 588,267
Not elsewhere included(2) 2,352 10,335
Total people 142,770 598,602

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, 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


2001–2013 Censuses

Number of languages spoken by people in Auckland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 25,860 27,219 25,479
One 808,053 869,499 913,233
Two 212,070 274,947 315,390
Three 36,183 44,724 50,187
Four 9,294 9,312 9,150
Five 696 2,397 2,205
Six 246 630 618
Total people stated 1,092,402 1,228,734 1,316,262
Not elsewhere included(2) 67,872 76,227 99,288
Total people 1,160,271 1,304,958 1,415,550

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
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.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken by Māori in Auckland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 4,344 3,876 3,195
One 93,690 102,648 110,475
Two 25,098 26,022 24,411
Three 2,151 1,971 1,914
Four 453 390 294
Five 135 96 84
Six 66 63 48
Total people stated 125,940 135,063 140,418
Not elsewhere included(2) 1,767 2,238 2,352
Total people 127,704 137,304 142,770

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, 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


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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