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2013 Census ethnic group profiles:
European, not further defined

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Languages spoken

Number of languages spoken

For people identifying with the European, not further defined ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 69.2 percent (or 18,036 people) spoke one language.
  • 22.5 percent (or 5,865 people) spoke two languages.
  • 7.2 percent (or 1,887 people) spoke three or more languages.
  • Women were more likely than men to speak two or more languages, at 30.1 percent and 29.4 percent respectively.

Number of languages spoken by the European, not further defined ethnic group
By age group
2013 Census

  One language Two languages Three or more languages
Age group (years) Percent
Under 15 74.5 15.9 1.8
15–29 66.3 25.9 7.8
30–64 67.9 23.9 8.2
65 and over 74.7 18.0 7.1
Total people 69.2 22.5 7.2

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken
European, not further defined and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population
2013 Census
Number of languages spoken, specified ethnic groups and New Zealand population, 2013 Census


Languages spoken

For people identifying with the European, not further defined ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • English was the most widely spoken language – spoken by 98.1 percent or 25,563 people.
  • Afrikaans was the second-most common language spoken (7.3 percent or 1,893 people). This proportion was an increase from 2006 (6.9 percent).
  • Those born in New Zealand were less likely than those born overseas to speak Afrikaans, at less than 1 percent and 7.9 percent, respectively.

Afrikaans speakers
By age group
2006 and 2013 Censuses
Most commonly spoken language (not English), by age group, 2006 and 2013 Censuses


Note: In the census, people identify which language(s) they can hold a conversation about everyday things in. Languages spoken includes all people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they were counted in each applicable group.

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 text, tables, and graphs. The accuracy of percentages may be affected by this rounding, particularly for ethnic groups with small populations.

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