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2013 Census tables about a place:
Wellington City
Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

2013 Census

Ethnic groups of people in Wellington City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Ethnic groups(1) Wellington City New Zealand
European 139,107 2,969,391
Māori 14,433 598,602
Pacific peoples 8,928 295,944
Asian 28,542 471,708
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 4,494 46,953
Other ethnicity    
New Zealander 3,243 65,976
Other ethnicity nec 111 1,788
Total other ethnicity 3,351 67,752
Total people stated 182,121 4,011,399
Not elsewhere included(2) 8,835 230,649
Total people 190,959 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 Wellington City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Ethnic groups(1) 2001 2006 2013
European 128,322 121,293 139,107
Māori 11,889 13,335 14,433
Pacific peoples 8,292 8,928 8,928
Asian 16,902 22,851 28,542
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African(2) 2,601 3,615 4,494
Other ethnicity(3)      
New Zealander .. 18,309 3,243
Other ethnicity nec 54 78 111
Total other ethnicity 54 18,384 3,351
Total people stated 157,101 172,971 182,121
Not elsewhere included(4) 6,726 6,495 8,835
Total people 163,824 179,466 190,959

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 Wellington City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Wellington City New Zealand
New Zealand 125,805 2,980,827
Australia(1) 3,354 62,715
Pacific Islands(2) 4,365 151,530
UK and Ireland 15,246 265,203
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 5,340 71,430
North America 3,060 31,263
Asia 18,456 316,470
Middle East and Africa 4,908 90,285
Other 936 12,891
Total people stated 181,470 3,982,611
Not elsewhere included(3) 9,489 259,434
Total people 190,956 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 Wellington City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Wellington City New Zealand
New Zealand 13,941 579,639
Overseas 366 10,713
Total people stated 14,307 590,352
Not elsewhere included(1) 123 8,250
Total people 14,433 598,605

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 Wellington City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 117,762 123,930 125,805
Australia(1) 2,817 3,408 3,354
Pacific Islands(2) 4,530 4,725 4,365
UK and Ireland 12,198 13,623 15,246
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 4,566 4,992 5,340
North America 1,755 2,292 3,060
Asia 10,440 14,871 18,456
Middle East and Africa 3,060 4,305 4,908
Other 387 537 936
Total people stated 157,515 172,680 181,470
Not elsewhere included(3) 6,309 6,786 9,489
Total people 163,824 179,463 190,956

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 Wellington City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 11,595 12,909 13,941
Overseas 198 276 366
Total people stated 11,793 13,185 14,307
Not elsewhere included(1) 96 147 123
Total people 11,889 13,335 14,433

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 Wellington City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Wellington City New Zealand
English 174,504 3,819,972
Māori 4,551 148,395
Samoan 4,179 86,403
NZ Sign Language 1,716 20,235
Other 38,073 590,154
None(2) 3,906 67,509
Total people stated 181,140 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(3) 11,394 277,614
Total people 190,956 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 Wellington City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Wellington City New Zealand
English 13,839 567,081
Māori 2,775 125,352
Samoan 198 3,753
NZ Sign Language 210 4,614
Other 501 9,000
None(2) 435 13,158
Total people stated 14,319 588,267
Not elsewhere included(3) 243 11,532
Total people 14,433 598,602

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 Wellington City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 149,958 165,459 174,504
Māori 4,083 3,939 4,551
Samoan 3,894 3,891 4,179
NZ Sign Language 930 939 1,716
Other 28,287 34,722 38,073
None(2) 3,603 3,630 3,906
Total people stated 156,270 172,242 181,140
Not elsewhere included(3) 8,034 7,560 11,394
Total people 163,824 179,466 190,956

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 Wellington City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 11,280 12,708 13,839
Māori 2,793 2,763 2,775
Samoan 138 135 198
NZ Sign Language 120 120 210
Other 504 540 501
None(2) 435 390 435
Total people stated 11,805 13,203 14,319
Not elsewhere included(3) 123 162 243
Total people 11,889 13,335 14,433

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 Wellington City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Wellington City New Zealand
None(1) 3,336 65,853
One 135,024 3,169,596
Two 33,771 621,030
Three 6,327 91,458
Four 2,103 19,434
Five 447 4,611
Six 129 1,380
Total people stated 181,140 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(2) 9,819 268,692
Total people 190,959 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 Wellington City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Wellington City New Zealand
None(1) 360 12,828
One 10,851 450,054
Two 2,721 117,108
Three 228 6,459
Four 135 1,341
Five 21 312
Six 3 165
Total people stated 14,319 588,267
Not elsewhere included(2) 114 10,335
Total people 14,433 598,602

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 Wellington City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 3,576 3,621 3,336
One 119,451 129,327 135,024
Two 26,025 31,311 33,771
Three 5,475 6,075 6,327
Four 1,548 1,386 2,103
Five 156 402 447
Six 45 117 129
Total people stated 156,270 172,242 181,140
Not elsewhere included(2) 7,557 7,221 9,819
Total people 163,824 179,466 190,959

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 Wellington City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 432 390 360
One 8,304 9,714 10,851
Two 2,679 2,739 2,721
Three 297 279 228
Four 66 63 135
Five 21 18 21
Six 9 3 3
Total people stated 11,805 13,206 14,319
Not elsewhere included(2) 84 129 114
Total people 11,889 13,335 14,433

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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