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2013 Census tables about a place:
Otago Region

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

2013 Census

Ethnic groups of people in Otago Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Ethnic groups(1) Otago Region New Zealand
European 171,615 2,969,391
Māori 14,388 598,602
Pacific peoples 3,933 295,944
Asian 10,038 471,708
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 2,043 46,953
Other ethnicity    
New Zealander 4,098 65,976
Other ethnicity nec 69 1,788
Total other ethnicity 4,164 67,752
Total people stated 192,585 4,011,399
Not elsewhere included(2) 9,885 230,649
Total people 202,470 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 Otago Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Ethnic groups(1) 2001 2006 2013
European 165,552 148,974 171,615
Māori 10,542 12,270 14,388
Pacific peoples 2,646 3,138 3,933
Asian 5,769 7,779 10,038
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African(2) 768 1,284 2,043
Other ethnicity(3)      
New Zealander .. 26,283 4,098
Other ethnicity nec 45 63 69
Total other ethnicity 45 26,343 4,164
Total people stated 176,739 187,179 192,585
Not elsewhere included(4) 4,800 6,624 9,885
Total people 181,542 193,800 202,470

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 Otago Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Otago Region New Zealand
New Zealand 156,534 2,980,827
Australia(1) 3,897 62,715
Pacific Islands(2) 1,788 151,530
UK and Ireland 13,077 265,203
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 3,420 71,430
North America 2,109 31,263
Asia 7,296 316,470
Middle East and Africa 2,301 90,285
Other 942 12,891
Total people stated 191,370 3,982,611
Not elsewhere included(3) 11,097 259,434
Total people 202,467 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 Otago Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Otago Region New Zealand
New Zealand 13,866 579,639
Overseas 342 10,713
Total people stated 14,211 590,352
Not elsewhere included(1) 177 8,250
Total people 14,388 598,605

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 Otago Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 154,440 157,266 156,534
Australia(1) 2,877 3,657 3,897
Pacific Islands(2) 1,197 1,338 1,788
UK and Ireland 9,165 11,160 13,077
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 2,421 2,928 3,420
North America 1,272 1,770 2,109
Asia 4,299 5,934 7,296
Middle East and Africa 1,152 1,887 2,301
Other 141 486 942
Total people stated 176,961 186,429 191,370
Not elsewhere included(3) 4,578 7,371 11,097
Total people 181,542 193,800 202,467

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 Otago Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 10,269 11,889 13,866
Overseas 186 228 342
Total people stated 10,458 12,117 14,211
Not elsewhere included(1) 84 156 177
Total people 10,542 12,273 14,388

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 Otago Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Otago Region New Zealand
English 187,182 3,819,972
Māori 2,997 148,395
Samoan 708 86,403
NZ Sign Language 819 20,235
Other 17,793 590,154
None(2) 2,697 67,509
Total people stated 190,950 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(3) 11,757 277,614
Total people 202,470 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 Otago Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Otago Region New Zealand
English 13,764 567,081
Māori 1,899 125,352
Samoan 57 3,753
NZ Sign Language 99 4,614
Other 339 9,000
None(2) 348 13,158
Total people stated 14,190 588,267
Not elsewhere included(3) 222 11,532
Total people 14,388 598,602

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 Otago Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 171,903 181,971 187,182
Māori 3,540 3,258 2,997
Samoan 804 726 708
NZ Sign Language 1,359 1,065 819
Other 12,222 15,630 17,793
None(2) 2,964 2,961 2,697
Total people stated 175,707 185,931 190,950
Not elsewhere included(3) 6,153 8,190 11,757
Total people 181,539 193,800 202,470

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 Otago Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 10,011 11,607 13,764
Māori 1,800 1,893 1,899
Samoan 78 54 57
NZ Sign Language 135 105 99
Other 273 315 339
None(2) 330 372 348
Total people stated 10,404 12,093 14,190
Not elsewhere included(3) 168 201 222
Total people 10,545 12,270 14,388

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 Otago Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Otago Region New Zealand
None(1) 2,676 65,853
One 167,703 3,169,596
Two 16,800 621,030
Three 2,838 91,458
Four 672 19,434
Five 204 4,611
Six 57 1,380
Total people stated 190,950 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(2) 11,517 268,692
Total people 202,467 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 Otago Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Otago Region New Zealand
None(1) 345 12,828
One 11,742 450,054
Two 1,911 117,108
Three 138 6,459
Four 39 1,341
Five 6 312
Six 12 165
Total people stated 14,190 588,267
Not elsewhere included(2) 198 10,335
Total people 14,385 598,602

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 Otago Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 2,934 2,946 2,676
One 156,810 164,151 167,703
Two 12,663 15,003 16,800
Three 2,424 2,829 2,838
Four 759 735 672
Five 87 225 204
Six 30 45 57
Total people stated 175,707 185,928 190,950
Not elsewhere included(2) 5,835 7,872 11,517
Total people 181,542 193,803 202,467

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 Otago Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 327 369 345
One 8,097 9,705 11,742
Two 1,758 1,794 1,911
Three 150 171 138
Four 54 33 39
Five 12 15 6
Six 3 6 12
Total people stated 10,404 12,093 14,190
Not elsewhere included(2) 141 177 198
Total people 10,545 12,270 14,385

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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