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2013 Census tables about a place:
Southland Region

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

2013 Census

Ethnic groups of people in Southland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Ethnic groups(1) Southland Region New Zealand
European 79,731 2,969,391
Māori 11,610 598,602
Pacific peoples 1,917 295,944
Asian 2,841 471,708
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 315 46,953
Other ethnicity    
New Zealander 2,013 65,976
Other ethnicity nec 15 1,788
Total other ethnicity 2,031 67,752
Total people stated 89,628 4,011,399
Not elsewhere included(2) 3,714 230,649
Total people 93,339 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 Southland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Ethnic groups(1) 2001 2006 2013
European 83,193 69,558 79,731
Māori 10,038 10,422 11,610
Pacific peoples 1,278 1,461 1,917
Asian 849 1,149 2,841
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African(2) 111 144 315
Other ethnicity(3)      
New Zealander .. 13,860 2,013
Other ethnicity nec 12 15 15
Total other ethnicity 12 13,878 2,031
Total people stated 89,088 88,440 89,628
Not elsewhere included(4) 1,917 2,436 3,714
Total people 91,005 90,876 93,339

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 Southland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Southland Region New Zealand
New Zealand 79,758 2,980,827
Australia(1) 1,173 62,715
Pacific Islands(2) 708 151,530
UK and Ireland 2,916 265,203
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 915 71,430
North America 330 31,263
Asia 2,163 316,470
Middle East and Africa 654 90,285
Other 162 12,891
Total people stated 88,770 3,982,611
Not elsewhere included(3) 4,569 259,434
Total people 93,339 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 Southland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Southland Region New Zealand
New Zealand 11,265 579,639
Overseas 156 10,713
Total people stated 11,418 590,352
Not elsewhere included(1) 189 8,250
Total people 11,610 598,605

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 Southland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 83,265 81,276 79,758
Australia(1) 906 1,068 1,173
Pacific Islands(2) 462 459 708
UK and Ireland 2,616 2,793 2,916
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 837 879 915
North America 210 285 330
Asia 495 741 2,163
Middle East and Africa 207 420 654
Other 24 39 162
Total people stated 89,019 87,960 88,770
Not elsewhere included(3) 1,986 2,916 4,569
Total people 91,005 90,876 93,339

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 Southland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 9,846 10,176 11,265
Overseas 93 117 156
Total people stated 9,942 10,293 11,418
Not elsewhere included(1) 96 129 189
Total people 10,038 10,422 11,610

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 Southland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Southland Region New Zealand
English 87,054 3,819,972
Māori 2,202 148,395
Samoan 384 86,403
NZ Sign Language 324 20,235
Other 4,242 590,154
None(2) 1,248 67,509
Total people stated 88,695 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(3) 4,806 277,614
Total people 93,339 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 Southland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Southland Region New Zealand
English 11,052 567,081
Māori 1,647 125,352
Samoan 48 3,753
NZ Sign Language 57 4,614
Other 105 9,000
None(2) 255 13,158
Total people stated 11,400 588,267
Not elsewhere included(3) 237 11,532
Total people 11,607 598,602

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 Southland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 86,691 86,013 87,054
Māori 2,709 2,307 2,202
Samoan 336 336 384
NZ Sign Language 579 435 324
Other 2,643 3,096 4,242
None(2) 1,659 1,551 1,248
Total people stated 88,653 87,873 88,695
Not elsewhere included(3) 2,469 3,093 4,806
Total people 91,005 90,873 93,339

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 Southland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 9,465 9,813 11,052
Māori 1,872 1,710 1,647
Samoan 42 48 48
NZ Sign Language 87 69 57
Other 138 138 105
None(2) 330 333 255
Total people stated 9,888 10,236 11,400
Not elsewhere included(3) 171 204 237
Total people 10,038 10,422 11,607

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 Southland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Southland Region New Zealand
None(1) 1,239 65,853
One 81,015 3,169,596
Two 5,469 621,030
Three 747 91,458
Four 162 19,434
Five 42 4,611
Six 21 1,380
Total people stated 88,695 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(2) 4,644 268,692
Total people 93,339 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 Southland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Southland Region New Zealand
None(1) 255 12,828
One 9,504 450,054
Two 1,545 117,108
Three 78 6,459
Four 15 1,341
Five 3 312
Six 6 165
Total people stated 11,400 588,267
Not elsewhere included(2) 204 10,335
Total people 11,607 598,602

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 Southland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 1,644 1,539 1,239
One 81,570 80,814 81,015
Two 4,572 4,737 5,469
Three 633 564 747
Four 192 171 162
Five 30 36 42
Six 12 12 21
Total people stated 88,653 87,876 88,695
Not elsewhere included(2) 2,352 3,000 4,644
Total people 91,005 90,873 93,339

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 Southland Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 330 333 255
One 7,662 8,166 9,504
Two 1,767 1,611 1,545
Three 96 93 78
Four 24 27 15
Five 9 6 3
Six 0 0 6
Total people stated 9,888 10,236 11,400
Not elsewhere included(2) 150 186 204
Total people 10,038 10,422 11,607

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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