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2013 Census tables about a place:
Christchurch City
Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

2013 Census

Ethnic groups of people in Christchurch City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Ethnic groups(1) Christchurch City New Zealand
European 273,303 2,969,391
Māori 27,765 598,602
Pacific peoples 10,104 295,944
Asian 30,717 471,708
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 3,384 46,953
Other ethnicity    
New Zealander 6,129 65,976
Other ethnicity nec 147 1,788
Total other ethnicity 6,276 67,752
Total people stated 325,722 4,011,399
Not elsewhere included(2) 15,747 230,649
Total people 341,472 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 Christchurch City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Ethnic groups(1) 2001 2006 2013
European 282,333 255,384 273,303
Māori 22,533 25,728 27,765
Pacific peoples 7,674 9,468 10,104
Asian 17,625 26,631 30,717
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African(2) 1,974 2,862 3,384
Other ethnicity(3)      
New Zealander .. 43,677 6,129
Other ethnicity nec 87 114 147
Total other ethnicity 87 43,788 6,276
Total people stated 314,883 338,769 325,722
Not elsewhere included(4) 9,195 9,687 15,747
Total people 324,081 348,456 341,472

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 Christchurch City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Christchurch City New Zealand
New Zealand 251,376 2,980,827
Australia(1) 5,529 62,715
Pacific Islands(2) 5,052 151,530
UK and Ireland 22,779 265,203
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 6,330 71,430
North America 2,817 31,263
Asia 23,121 316,470
Middle East and Africa 5,184 90,285
Other 1,020 12,891
Total people stated 323,211 3,982,611
Not elsewhere included(3) 18,261 259,434
Total people 341,469 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 Christchurch City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Christchurch City New Zealand
New Zealand 26,916 579,639
Overseas 510 10,713
Total people stated 27,429 590,352
Not elsewhere included(1) 339 8,250
Total people 27,768 598,605

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 Christchurch City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 260,706 266,790 251,376
Australia(1) 5,205 5,961 5,529
Pacific Islands(2) 3,735 4,590 5,052
UK and Ireland 20,280 22,824 22,779
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 5,571 6,747 6,330
North America 2,157 2,826 2,817
Asia 14,334 21,852 23,121
Middle East and Africa 3,027 4,713 5,184
Other 363 504 1,020
Total people stated 315,378 336,813 323,211
Not elsewhere included(3) 8,703 11,646 18,261
Total people 324,078 348,456 341,469

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 Christchurch City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 21,987 24,861 26,916
Overseas 372 486 510
Total people stated 22,359 25,344 27,429
Not elsewhere included(1) 174 381 339
Total people 22,533 25,728 27,768

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 Christchurch City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Christchurch City New Zealand
English 312,846 3,819,972
Māori 5,940 148,395
Samoan 3,714 86,403
NZ Sign Language 1,857 20,235
Other 40,761 590,154
None(2) 5,112 67,509
Total people stated 322,911 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(3) 19,209 277,614
Total people 341,469 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 Christchurch City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Christchurch City New Zealand
English 26,517 567,081
Māori 4,308 125,352
Samoan 189 3,753
NZ Sign Language 258 4,614
Other 507 9,000
None(2) 651 13,158
Total people stated 27,408 588,267
Not elsewhere included(3) 417 11,532
Total people 27,768 598,602

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 Christchurch City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 303,234 324,345 312,846
Māori 6,588 6,450 5,940
Samoan 3,753 4,209 3,714
NZ Sign Language 2,751 2,226 1,857
Other 30,120 39,789 40,761
None(2) 6,126 6,474 5,112
Total people stated 312,963 336,285 322,911
Not elsewhere included(3) 11,784 12,672 19,209
Total people 324,081 348,459 341,469

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 Christchurch City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 21,279 24,312 26,517
Māori 4,347 4,551 4,308
Samoan 195 204 189
NZ Sign Language 354 267 258
Other 564 558 507
None(2) 786 795 651
Total people stated 22,272 25,338 27,408
Not elsewhere included(3) 348 432 417
Total people 22,533 25,728 27,768

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 Christchurch City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Christchurch City New Zealand
None(1) 5,034 65,853
One 271,794 3,169,596
Two 38,391 621,030
Three 5,931 91,458
Four 1,317 19,434
Five 333 4,611
Six 114 1,380
Total people stated 322,914 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(2) 18,558 268,692
Total people 341,469 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 Christchurch City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Christchurch City New Zealand
None(1) 639 12,828
One 22,203 450,054
Two 4,161 117,108
Three 321 6,459
Four 72 1,341
Five 9 312
Six 9 165
Total people stated 27,408 588,267
Not elsewhere included(2) 357 10,335
Total people 27,765 598,602

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 Christchurch City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 6,057 6,447 5,034
One 269,130 284,007 271,794
Two 30,594 37,947 38,391
Three 5,250 5,790 5,931
Four 1,728 1,524 1,317
Five 147 444 333
Six 54 120 114
Total people stated 312,960 336,282 322,914
Not elsewhere included(2) 11,118 12,174 18,558
Total people 324,078 348,459 341,469

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 Christchurch City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 780 792 639
One 16,818 19,686 22,203
Two 4,167 4,404 4,161
Three 363 345 321
Four 105 78 72
Five 27 24 9
Six 15 12 9
Total people stated 22,272 25,341 27,408
Not elsewhere included(2) 261 387 357
Total people 22,533 25,728 27,765

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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