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2013 Census tables about a place:
Invercargill City

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

2013 Census

Ethnic groups of people in Invercargill City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Ethnic groups(1) Invercargill City New Zealand
European 43,749 2,969,391
Māori 7,524 598,602
Pacific peoples 1,590 295,944
Asian 1,509 471,708
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 135 46,953
Other ethnicity    
New Zealander 1,110 65,976
Other ethnicity nec 12 1,788
Total other ethnicity 1,119 67,752
Total people stated 49,680 4,011,399
Not elsewhere included(2) 2,016 230,649
Total people 51,696 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 Invercargill City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Ethnic groups(1) 2001 2006 2013
European 44,958 38,166 43,749
Māori 6,384 6,690 7,524
Pacific peoples 1,089 1,233 1,590
Asian 561 741 1,509
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African(2) 57 90 135
Other ethnicity(3)      
New Zealander .. 7,272 1,110
Other ethnicity nec 12 15 12
Total other ethnicity 9 7,287 1,119
Total people stated 48,783 48,867 49,680
Not elsewhere included(4) 1,047 1,461 2,016
Total people 49,833 50,325 51,696

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 Invercargill City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Invercargill City New Zealand
New Zealand 44,265 2,980,827
Australia(1) 636 62,715
Pacific Islands(2) 564 151,530
UK and Ireland 1,644 265,203
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 384 71,430
North America 171 31,263
Asia 1,077 316,470
Middle East and Africa 348 90,285
Other 45 12,891
Total people stated 49,131 3,982,611
Not elsewhere included(3) 2,562 259,434
Total people 51,696 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 Invercargill City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Invercargill City New Zealand
New Zealand 7,323 579,639
Overseas 90 10,713
Total people stated 7,410 590,352
Not elsewhere included(1) 117 8,250
Total people 7,527 598,605

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 Invercargill City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 45,249 44,640 44,265
Australia(1) 525 606 636
Pacific Islands(2) 414 405 564
UK and Ireland 1,611 1,656 1,644
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 417 396 384
North America 84 141 171
Asia 318 465 1,077
Middle East and Africa 105 267 348
Other 12 15 45
Total people stated 48,732 48,591 49,131
Not elsewhere included(3) 1,098 1,734 2,562
Total people 49,833 50,325 51,696

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 Invercargill City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 6,273 6,537 7,323
Overseas 57 75 90
Total people stated 6,330 6,612 7,410
Not elsewhere included(1) 57 78 117
Total people 6,384 6,690 7,527

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 Invercargill City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Invercargill City New Zealand
English 48,135 3,819,972
Māori 1,449 148,395
Samoan 303 86,403
NZ Sign Language 195 20,235
Other 2,199 590,154
None(2) 696 67,509
Total people stated 49,086 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(3) 2,679 277,614
Total people 51,696 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 Invercargill City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Invercargill City New Zealand
English 7,188 567,081
Māori 1,113 125,352
Samoan 27 3,753
NZ Sign Language 36 4,614
Other 72 9,000
None(2) 159 13,158
Total people stated 7,401 588,267
Not elsewhere included(3) 138 11,532
Total people 7,527 598,602

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 Invercargill City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 47,469 47,505 48,135
Māori 1,698 1,512 1,449
Samoan 264 294 303
NZ Sign Language 303 246 195
Other 1,599 1,851 2,199
None(2) 924 846 696
Total people stated 48,585 48,555 49,086
Not elsewhere included(3) 1,308 1,818 2,679
Total people 49,830 50,325 51,696

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 Invercargill City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 6,012 6,309 7,188
Māori 1,224 1,149 1,113
Samoan 27 39 27
NZ Sign Language 60 36 36
Other 93 84 72
None(2) 216 222 159
Total people stated 6,282 6,579 7,401
Not elsewhere included(3) 117 120 138
Total people 6,384 6,690 7,527

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 Invercargill City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Invercargill City New Zealand
None(1) 690 65,853
One 44,691 3,169,596
Two 3,180 621,030
Three 420 91,458
Four 72 19,434
Five 21 4,611
Six 12 1,380
Total people stated 49,089 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(2) 2,607 268,692
Total people 51,696 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 Invercargill City and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Invercargill City New Zealand
None(1) 156 12,828
One 6,126 450,054
Two 1,050 117,108
Three 57 6,459
Four 6 1,341
Five 0 312
Six 3 165
Total people stated 7,404 588,267
Not elsewhere included(2) 123 10,335
Total people 7,527 598,602

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 Invercargill City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 915 837 690
One 44,310 44,262 44,691
Two 2,862 2,988 3,180
Three 384 342 420
Four 93 96 72
Five 12 24 21
Six 6 9 12
Total people stated 48,585 48,555 49,089
Not elsewhere included(2) 1,245 1,770 2,607
Total people 49,830 50,325 51,696

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 Invercargill City
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 213 222 156
One 4,824 5,187 6,126
Two 1,158 1,083 1,050
Three 69 69 57
Four 12 15 6
Five 6 3 0
Six 3 0 3
Total people stated 6,285 6,579 7,404
Not elsewhere included(2) 102 114 123
Total people 6,387 6,690 7,527

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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