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2013 Census tables about a place:
Bay of Plenty Region

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

2013 Census

Ethnic groups of people in Bay of Plenty Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Ethnic groups(1) Bay of Plenty Region New Zealand
European 189,597 2,969,391
Māori 68,940 598,602
Pacific peoples 7,728 295,944
Asian 12,963 471,708
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 1,269 46,953
Other ethnicity    
New Zealander 4,329 65,976
Other ethnicity nec 75 1,788
Total other ethnicity 4,404 67,752
Total people stated 250,584 4,011,399
Not elsewhere included(2) 17,160 230,649
Total people 267,744 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 Bay of Plenty Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Ethnic groups(1) 2001 2006 2013
European 178,626 165,012 189,597
Māori 63,654 67,662 68,940
Pacific peoples 5,463 6,465 7,728
Asian 5,202 7,824 12,963
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African(2) 447 783 1,269
Other ethnicity(3)      
New Zealander .. 30,054 4,329
Other ethnicity nec 42 72 75
Total other ethnicity 42 30,123 4,404
Total people stated 228,297 245,772 250,584
Not elsewhere included(4) 11,115 11,607 17,160
Total people 239,412 257,379 267,744

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 Bay of Plenty Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Bay of Plenty Region New Zealand
New Zealand 205,494 2,980,827
Australia(1) 4,194 62,715
Pacific Islands(2) 2,511 151,530
UK and Ireland 17,097 265,203
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 3,774 71,430
North America 1,662 31,263
Asia 9,360 316,470
Middle East and Africa 3,714 90,285
Other 654 12,891
Total people stated 248,457 3,982,611
Not elsewhere included(3) 19,284 259,434
Total people 267,744 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 Bay of Plenty Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Bay of Plenty Region New Zealand
New Zealand 66,684 579,639
Overseas 1,218 10,713
Total people stated 67,899 590,352
Not elsewhere included(1) 1,041 8,250
Total people 68,943 598,605

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 Bay of Plenty Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 199,092 207,645 205,494
Australia(1) 3,933 4,203 4,194
Pacific Islands(2) 1,737 2,058 2,511
UK and Ireland 13,362 16,122 17,097
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 3,234 3,594 3,774
North America 1,137 1,464 1,662
Asia 3,606 5,610 9,360
Middle East and Africa 1,953 3,051 3,714
Other 141 351 654
Total people stated 228,192 244,101 248,457
Not elsewhere included(3) 11,220 13,278 19,284
Total people 239,412 257,379 267,744

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 Bay of Plenty Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 62,034 65,514 66,684
Overseas 888 990 1,218
Total people stated 62,922 66,507 67,899
Not elsewhere included(1) 732 1,155 1,041
Total people 63,654 67,662 68,943

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 Bay of Plenty Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Bay of Plenty Region New Zealand
English 241,419 3,819,972
Māori 21,090 148,395
Samoan 1,035 86,403
NZ Sign Language 1,077 20,235
Other 19,434 590,154
None(2) 3,684 67,509
Total people stated 248,556 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(3) 19,722 277,614
Total people 267,744 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 Bay of Plenty Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Bay of Plenty Region New Zealand
English 64,920 567,081
Māori 19,326 125,352
Samoan 219 3,753
NZ Sign Language 402 4,614
Other 837 9,000
None(2) 1,392 13,158
Total people stated 67,656 588,267
Not elsewhere included(3) 1,419 11,532
Total people 68,940 598,602

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 Bay of Plenty Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 220,371 236,577 241,419
Māori 22,014 22,920 21,090
Samoan 960 1,284 1,035
NZ Sign Language 1,770 2,013 1,077
Other 11,970 15,387 19,434
None(2) 4,662 4,482 3,684
Total people stated 227,139 243,966 248,556
Not elsewhere included(3) 12,690 14,331 19,722
Total people 239,412 257,379 267,744

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 Bay of Plenty Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 59,640 63,231 64,920
Māori 19,995 20,511 19,326
Samoan 270 321 219
NZ Sign Language 741 708 402
Other 846 936 837
None(2) 2,007 1,785 1,392
Total people stated 62,754 66,324 67,656
Not elsewhere included(3) 1,044 1,578 1,419
Total people 63,654 67,662 68,940

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 Bay of Plenty Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Bay of Plenty Region New Zealand
None(1) 3,648 65,853
One 207,291 3,169,596
Two 33,033 621,030
Three 3,681 91,458
Four 681 19,434
Five 159 4,611
Six 66 1,380
Total people stated 248,556 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(2) 19,188 268,692
Total people 267,741 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 Bay of Plenty Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Bay of Plenty Region New Zealand
None(1) 1,371 12,828
One 47,781 450,054
Two 17,646 117,108
Three 705 6,459
Four 111 1,341
Five 27 312
Six 12 165
Total people stated 67,656 588,267
Not elsewhere included(2) 1,284 10,335
Total people 68,940 598,602

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 Bay of Plenty Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 4,626 4,449 3,648
One 190,026 203,421 207,291
Two 28,656 31,596 33,033
Three 2,856 3,117 3,681
Four 801 1,095 681
Five 123 213 159
Six 54 81 66
Total people stated 227,139 243,969 248,556
Not elsewhere included(2) 12,276 13,413 19,188
Total people 239,412 257,379 267,741

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 Bay of Plenty Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 1,992 1,767 1,371
One 41,271 44,727 47,781
Two 18,423 18,690 17,646
Three 804 798 705
Four 171 273 111
Five 57 51 27
Six 36 18 12
Total people stated 62,754 66,324 67,656
Not elsewhere included(2) 900 1,338 1,284
Total people 63,654 67,662 68,940

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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