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2013 Census ethnic group profiles:
Belgian

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information

Key facts

The Belgian ethnic group comprised 573 people or less than 1 percent of people that stated an ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013.

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The most common region this group lived in was Auckland Region (31.3 percent).
  • The median age (half are younger and half are older than this age) was 33.5 years.
  • 13.2 percent were born in New Zealand and 86.3 percent were born overseas.
  • 97.3 percent aged 15 years and over had a formal qualification.
  • $29,600 was the median income (half received less and half received more income) for those aged 15 years and over.

Note: 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. The accuracy of percentages and medians may be affected by this rounding, particularly for ethnic groups with small populations.


Population and geography

Population

  • The Belgian ethnic group comprised 573 people or less than 1 percent of people that stated an ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013.
  • Between 2006 and 2013, the population increased by 38.1 percent. This compares with an increase of 41.8 percent between 2001 and 2006.
Belgian ethnic group in New Zealand
2001, 2006, and 2013 Censuses
Specified ethnic group in New Zealand, 2001, 2006, and 2013 Censuses


Where people live

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 73.3 percent lived in the North Island and 27.2 percent lived in the South Island.
  • 72.3 percent lived in the main urban areas (populations of 30,000 or more).
  • The most common region to live in was the Auckland Region (30.9 percent), followed by the Wellington Region (18.3 percent), and the Canterbury Region (13.1 percent).
  • Of those living in the Auckland Region, the majority usually lived in the Waitemata Local Board Area (13.6 percent), Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Area (10.2 percent), and Howick Local Board Area (8.5 percent).

Belgian ethnic group by region
2013 Census


Moving residence

For people aged 5 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 32.0 percent had moved residence within New Zealand at least once in the previous five years. This compares with 42.3 percent for the total European ethnic group and 40.1 percent for the total New Zealand population.
  • 37.1 percent were living overseas five years ago in 2008.
  • Of those who had moved residence since 2008, 21.4 percent had moved to a different region.

 

Note: 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.


Age, sex, and ethnicities

Age and sex

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 33.5 years was the median age (half are younger and half are older than this age). This was lower than in 2006 (37.4 years).
  • 44.8 percent were male and 55.2 percent were female.
Age group and median age
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population
2006 and 2013 Censuses

  Belgian European NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Age group (years) Percent
Under 15 17.3 19.9 20.6 19.6 21.5 20.4
15–29 18.7 21.5 18.5 17.7 20.2 19.9
30–64 54.7 51.8 45.8 45.5 46.0 45.4
65 and over 9.4 7.3 15.2 17.1 12.3 14.3
Median age (years)  
Male 37.7 33.2 37.2 40.1 35.1 36.9
Female 37.5 34.0 38.8 41.6 36.7 38.9
Total 37.4 33.5 38.1 41.0 35.9 38.0


Source:
Statistics New Zealand



Age group and sex of Belgian ethnic group
2013 Census
Specified ethnic group, by age group and sex, 2013 Census


Number of ethnic groups

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 75.9 percent said Belgian was their only ethnicity.
  • 18.8 percent said they belonged to two ethnic groups and 5.2 percent said they belonged to three or more ethnic groups.
  • Those aged 65 years and over were more likely to state the Belgian ethnic group as their only ethnicity than those aged under 15 years, at 91.7 percent and 39.5 percent, respectively.

Number of ethnic groups specified by the Belgian ethnic group
By age group
2013 Census
Number of ethnic groups specified by specified ethnic group, by age group, 2013 Census


Combinations of ethnic groups

In this section, the total number of people in the single and combined ethnic group categories (eg European, or European and Pacific peoples) equals the number of people who stated any ethnicity in the census. This is because we count each person's ethnicity or combination of ethnicities only once at the highest level of the ethnicity classification.

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 92.7 percent were European only, while 7.9 percent were European and at least one other ethnic group.

Ethnic group combinations for the Belgian ethnic group
2013 Census

Ethnic group combination Percent
European only 92.7
European / Māori 2.6
European / Pacific peoples 1.0
European / Asian 1.6
European / MELAA 1.0
European / Other ethnicity 0.5
European and two or more other ethnicities 1.0
Total people 100.0

Note: MELAA = Middle Eastern/Latin American/African


Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: 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 and medians may be affected by this rounding, particularly for ethnic groups with small populations.


Birthplace

Birthplace

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 13.2 percent were born in New Zealand, up from 9.4 percent in 2006. This compares with 83.2 percent for the total European ethnic group, and 74.8 percent for the total New Zealand population in 2013.

Birthplace for the Belgian ethnic group
By age group
2006 and 2013 Censuses

  New Zealand-born Overseas-born
  2006 2013 2006 2013
Age group (years) Percent
Under 15 50.0 75.0 14.2 11.4
15–29 28.6 16.7 18.1 22.3
30–64 14.3 8.3 57.5 58.4
65 and over 7.1 0.0 10.2 7.8
Total people 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


Born overseas

For the 492 people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group who were born overseas and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 90.2 percent were born in Belgium.
  • 41.6 percent had arrived in New Zealand less than five years ago, compared with 47.9 percent in 2006.
  • 16.1 percent had arrived in New Zealand 20 or more years ago.
Years since arrival in New Zealand
Overseas-born Belgian and European ethnic groups, and overseas-born New Zealand population
2013 Census
Years since arrival in New Zealand, Overseas-born specified ethnic groups, and overseas-born New Zealand population, 2013 Census


Note: 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.


Languages spoken

Number of languages spoken

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 16.0 percent spoke one language.
  • 38.3 percent spoke two languages.
  • 43.6 percent spoke three or more languages.
  • Women were more likely than men to speak two or more languages, at 82.9 percent and 79.5 percent respectively.

Number of languages spoken by the Belgian ethnic group
By age group
2013 Census

  One language Two languages Three or more languages
Age group (years) Percent
Under 15 40.5 43.2 2.7
15–29 15.4 46.2 38.5
30–64 8.2 31.6 60.2
65 and over 14.3 42.9 42.9
Total people 16.0 38.3 43.6

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken
Belgian 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 Belgian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • English was the most widely spoken language – spoken by 96.3 percent.
  • Dutch was the second-most common language spoken (60.1 percent). This proportion was a decrease from 2006 (62.5 percent).
  • Those born in New Zealand were less likely than those born overseas to speak Dutch, at 8.3 percent and 68.9 percent, respectively.

Dutch 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.


Religion

Affiliation with at least one religion

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 37.1 percent said they affiliated with at least one religion.
  • Those born in New Zealand were more likely than those born overseas to affiliate with at least one religion, at 41.7 percent and 35.6 percent, respectively.
Affiliation with at least one religion
By age group, Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population
2013 Census

  Belgian European NZ population
Age group (years) Percent
Under 15 22.2 37.7 45.7
15–29 33.3 35.3 45.6
30–64 38.8 50.9 56.3
65 and over 76.9 76.7 76.8
Total people 37.1 50.0 55.0

Source: Statistics New Zealand


Most common religion

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The most common religion was Catholic (29.6 percent).

No religion

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 58.4 percent said they had no religion and 5.4 percent objected to answering the religion question.
  • By comparison, 46.9 percent of the total European ethnic group and 41.9 percent of the total New Zealand population said they had no religion.

 

Note: 'Object to answering' is a response option for the religion question and so the calculation of percentages includes those responses.

Religious affiliation includes all people who stated each religious affiliation, whether as their only religious affiliation or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one religious affiliation, 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.


Cigarette smoking

Cigarette smoking behaviour

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 9.5 percent said they were regular smokers.
  • 65.3 percent said they had never smoked regularly.
  • The number of ex-smokers decreased to 25.2 percent in 2013, compared with 30.3 percent in 2006.
Cigarette smoking behaviour
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2006 and 2013 Censuses

  Belgian European NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Cigarette smoking behaviour Percent
Regular smoker 15.6 9.5 19.4 13.9 20.7 15.1
Ex-smoker 30.3 25.2 24.5 25.9 22.1 22.9
Never smoked regularly 54.1 65.3 56.1 60.2 57.2 62.0
Total people 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Source: Statistics New Zealand


Age and sex of cigarette smokers

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 10.9 percent of men were regular smokers, compared with 7.2 percent of women.

Belgian ethnic group aged 15 years and over who smoked cigarettes regularly
By age group and sex
2013 Census
Specified ethnic group aged 15 years and over who smoked cigarettes regularly, by age group and sex, 2013 Census


Note: 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.

4 September 2014: We have removed two bullet points on age and sex of cigarette smokers. The data in the bullet points could have been confusing or been misinterpreted if compared with the graph in this section. The update to this page may mean that numbers have changed because random rounding has been reapplied.


Number of children born

Number of children born

For women aged 15 years and over who stated how many children they had given birth to and identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 63.9 percent had given birth to one or more children, compared with 69.6 percent in 2006.
  • 4.8 percent had given birth to four or more children, compared with 7.1 percent in 2006.
  • Those born in New Zealand were more likely than those born overseas to have given birth to four or more children, at 25.0 percent and 5.1 percent, respectively.
Number of children born alive
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand female population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census

  Belgian European NZ population
Number of children born alive Percent
None 34.9 29.9 31.2
One 15.7 11.6 12.6
Two 33.7 28.3 26.6
Three 9.6 18.3 16.9
Four or more 4.8 11.8 12.7
Total people 100.0 100.0 100.0

Source: Statistics New Zealand


No children born

For women aged 15 years and over who stated how many children they had given birth to and identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The proportion who had not given birth to any children has increased to 35.4 percent, compared with 30.4 percent in 2006.
  • Those aged 15–29 years were most likely to have not given birth to any children.
  • 33.3 percent of those born in New Zealand and 34.6 percent of those born overseas had not given birth to any children.

 

Note: "Number of children born" counts all children born alive.

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.


Education

Highest qualification

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 96.6 percent had a formal qualification, up from 94.4 percent in 2006.
  • 71.4 percent of those born in New Zealand had a formal qualification, compared with 97.1 percent of those born overseas.
Highest qualification
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census

  Belgian European NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Highest qualification Percent
No qualification 4.6 3.4 24.7 20.1 25.0 20.9
Level 1–4 certificate 17.6 16.9 45.4 46.0 43.6 43.0
Level 5–6 diploma 7.4 8.1 9.9 9.9 9.5 9.3
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.8 47.3 15.6 19.7 15.8 20.0
Overseas secondary school qualification 29.6 24.3 4.4 4.3 6.1 6.7
Total people, formal qualification 94.4 96.6 75.3 79.9 75.0 79.1

Source: Statistics New Zealand


Studying

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 15.6 percent were participating in either full-time or part-time study. This compares with 13.0 percent for the total European ethnic group and 14.9 percent for the total New Zealand population.
  • For those participating in study, 43.5 percent were men and 56.5 percent were women.

 

Note: A 'formal qualification' includes qualifications achieved at secondary school and in tertiary education (both below degree level and bachelor's degree or higher).

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.


Income

Median income

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The median income (half received less and half received more income) was $29,600, up from $26,100 in 2006.
  • The median income for men was $48,000. This was higher than for women ($22,800).
  • Those born in New Zealand had a median income of $3,800, compared with $31,800 for those born overseas.
Median income
By sex, Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census
Median annual income, by sex, specified ethnic groups and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over, 2013 Census


Total personal income

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 38.7 percent received an annual income of $20,000 or less.
  • Those aged 30–64 years were most likely to receive an annual income of $20,000 or less, while those aged 65 years and over were least likely to.
  • 19.2 percent received an annual income of more than $70,000.
  • Men were more likely than women to have an annual income of more than $70,000, at 28.8 percent and 10.6 percent, respectively.

Sources of personal income

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 66.2 percent received income from wages or salary, up from 62.2 percent in 2006.
  • Men were less likely than women to have received income support, at 6.1 percent and 11.8 percent, respectively.
Sources of personal income
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census

  Belgian European NZ population
Sources of personal income Percent
None 9.3 5.5 7.5
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc 66.2 58.5 57.7
Self-employment or business 21.2 17.4 15.4
Interest, dividends, rent, other investments 19.9 24.9 20.9
Payments from a work accident insurer 0.7 1.3 1.2
NZ superannuation or veterans pension 7.9 20.0 16.8
Other superannuation, pensions, or annuities 2.6 3.1 2.7
Income support 8.6 14.1 16.2
Other sources 2.0 1.9 1.9

Note: Percentages do not add up to 100 as people can have more than one source of income.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: Total personal income information includes income from all sources and relates to the 12 months ending 31 March 2006 and 31 March 2013.

Sources of personal income information relates to the 12 months ending 7 March 2006 and 5 March 2013.

Sources of personal income includes all people who stated each source of personal income, whether as their only source or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one source of personal income, they have been counted in each applicable group.

Income support is a source of personal income. It includes the unemployment benefit, sickness benefit, domestic purposes benefit, invalid's benefit, student allowance, and other government benefits or payments.

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 and medians may be affected by this rounding, particularly for ethnic groups with small populations.


Labour force

Labour force

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • Of the people aged 15 years and over, 74.7 percent were in the labour force. This was higher than in 2006 (70.7 percent).
  • 80.9 percent of men and 70.9 percent of women were in the labour force.
  • Those aged 30–64 years were most likely to be in the labour force (73.0 percent).
  • Those born in New Zealand had a lower rate of labour force participation (71.4 percent) than those born overseas (75.9 percent).
 
Work and labour force status
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2006 and 2013 Censuses
 
  Belgian European NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Work and labour force status Percent
Employed full-time 50.9 54.5 50.4 49.3 50.1 48.0
Employed part-time 16.4 16.2 15.6 15.2 14.9 14.3
Total people, employed 68.1 70.1 65.9 64.5 65.0 62.3
Unemployed 3.4 3.9 2.7 3.7 3.5 4.8
Total people, labour force 70.7 74.7 68.7 68.2 68.5 67.1
Not in the labour force 28.4 25.3 31.3 31.8 31.5 32.9
Total people 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Source: Statistics New Zealand


Employment

For employed people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 77.8 percent were employed full time (30 or more hours per week). This was an increase from 75.9 percent in 2006.
  • 60.0 percent of those born in New Zealand were employed full time, compared with 78.6 percent of those born overseas.
  • Men were more likely than women to be in full-time employment, at 92.3 percent and 64.9 percent, respectively.

Occupation

For employed people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The most common occupations were: professionals (40.2 percent), managers (17.6 percent), and clerical and administrative workers (9.8 percent).
  • Both men and women were most likely to be employed as professionals, at 39.6 percent and 41.5 percent, respectively.

Occupation for employed Belgian ethnic group aged 15 years and over
By sex
2013 Census
Occupations (ANZSCO) for employed specified ethnic group aged 15 years and over, by sex, 2013 Census


Industry

For employed people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The most common industries worked in were: professional, scientific and technical services (15.4 percent), education and training (14.4 percent), and health care and social assistance (10.6 percent).
  • Men were most likely to work in the professional, scientific and technical services industry (16.3 percent), and women were most likely to work in the education and training industry (20.4 percent).
Industry
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand employed population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census
 
  Belgian European NZ population
Industry(1) Percent
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 3.8 7.3 6.7
Mining 0.0 0.3 0.3
Manufacturing 7.7 9.0 9.8
Electricity, gas, water and waste services 1.0 0.7 0.7
Construction 2.9 8.5 8.0
Wholesale trade 4.8 5.1 5.0
Retail trade 6.7 9.5 9.8
Accommodation and food services 9.6 4.8 5.8
Transport, postal and warehousing 1.0 4.0 4.3
Information media and telecommunications 1.9 1.9 1.8
Financial and insurance services 2.9 3.6 3.6
Rental, hiring and real estate services 1.9 2.8 2.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 15.4 9.3 8.7
Administrative and support services 3.8 3.1 3.4
Public administration and safety 1.9 5.2 5.1
Education and training 14.4 8.8 8.4
Health care and social assistance 10.6 9.8 10.0
Arts and recreation services 2.9 2.0 1.9
Other services 4.8 4.2 4.0
Total people 100.0 100.0 100.0

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06 V1.0).
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Status in employment

For employed people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • Men were less likely than women to be self-employed without employees, with 17.6 percent and 21.8 percent, respectively.

Note: Work and labour force information relates to the seven days ending 5 March 2006 and 3 March 2013.

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.


Unpaid activities

Unpaid activities

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 91.3 percent reported doing unpaid activities in the four weeks before the census.
  • The most common type of unpaid activity was household work, cooking, repairs, gardening, etc, for own household.
  • 86.7 percent of those born in New Zealand reported doing unpaid activities, compared with 92.2 percent of those born overseas.
Unpaid activities
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census

  Belgian European NZ population
Unpaid activities Percent
No activities 8.7 10.0 11.5
Household work, cooking, repairs, gardening, etc, for own household 89.3 87.6 85.7
Looking after a child who is a member of own household 37.6 29.5 30.6
Looking after a member of own household who is ill or has a disability 4.7 6.9 7.4
Looking after a child who does not live in own household 10.1 16.3 15.3
Helping someone who is ill or has a disability who does not live in own household 6.0 9.3 8.8
Other helping or voluntary work for or through any organisation, group, or marae 14.1 16.0 15.5

Note: Percentages do not add up to 100 as people can do more than one type of unpaid activity.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Activities by age and sex

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • Those aged 30–64 years were most likely to do unpaid activities (67.6 percent).
  • Those aged 65 years and over were least likely to do unpaid activities (7.4 percent).
  • Men were less likely than women to do unpaid activities, at 86.4 percent and 94.0 percent, respectively.

Unpaid activities for the Belgian ethnic group aged 15 years and over
By sex
2013 Census
Unpaid activities for the specified ethnic group aged 15 years and over, by sex, 2013 Census


Note: Unpaid activities information relates to the four weeks ending 5 March 2013.

Unpaid activities information includes all people who stated each unpaid activity, whether as their only unpaid activity or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one unpaid activity, 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.


Households and families

Households

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in households in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The most common type of household was one-family households, with or without other people (86.1 percent), followed by one-person households (7.2 percent), and other multi-person households (5.0 percent).
Household composition
Belgian ethnic group and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population
2013 Census

  Belgian European NZ population
Household composition Percent
One-family household (with or without other people) 86.1 81.1 78.8
Two-family household (with or without other people) 2.2 3.8 6.7
Three or more family household (with or without other people) 0.0 0.2 0.8
Other multi-person household (eg flatting situation) 5.0 4.5 4.8
One-person household 7.2 10.4 8.9
Total people in households 100.0 100.0 100.0

Note: The ethnic group percentages for people in households exclude people away from home on census night. The New Zealand population percentages are based on all people in households, including all people who were away from home on census night.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Families

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in families in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 80.6 percent lived as members of a family, compared with 79.1 percent in 2006.
  • Of those living in a family situation, most lived in a couple with child(ren) family (60.4 percent).
Family type
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population
2013 Census
Family type, specified ethnic groups and New Zealand population, 2013 Census


Dependent children

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in families in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • There were 123 dependent children (aged under 18 years and not employed full time).
  • Of these, 85.4 percent of dependent children lived in a two-parent family, with the rest living in a family with one parent (14.6 percent).

 

Note: These sections combine personal characteristics with the characteristics of the household or family a person is a part of. They count people. People in the same household or family can belong to different ethnic groups.

A household is either one person who usually lives alone, or two or more people who usually live together and share facilities (such as for eating, cooking, or a living area; and bathroom and toilet) in a private dwelling.

A family consists of a couple living in the same household, with or without children, or one parent and their children.

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.


Housing

Home ownership

For people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 48.7 percent stated that they owned or partly owned the home that they lived in. This includes those whose home was held in a family trust.
  • Those born in New Zealand were less likely than those born overseas to own or partly own their own home.
  • Those aged 35–44 were most likely to own or partly own their home (30.7 percent).
Home ownership
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2006 and 2013 Censuses

  Belgian European NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Home ownership Percent
Own or partly own usual residence 55.0 48.7 58.2 56.8 53.2 49.8
Do not own usual residence 45.0 51.3 41.8 43.2 46.8 50.2
Total people 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Source: Statistics New Zealand


 

Home ownership for the Belgian ethnic group
By age group
2013 Census
Home ownership for the specified ethnic group, by age group, 2013 Census


Rental housing

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in households in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 34.6 percent were living in households in rental accommodation, compared with 31.3 percent in 2006. For the total European ethnic group, 26.8 percent were living in households in rental accommodation in 2013, compared with 32.9 percent for the total New Zealand population.
Sector of landlord
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population in households in rented occupied private dwellings
2013 Census

  Belgian European NZ population
Type of landlord Percent
Private person, trust or business 100.0 90.2 83.1
Local authority or city council 0.0 1.5 1.4
Housing New Zealand Corporation 1.6 7.1 14.2
Other state-owned corporation or state-owned enterprise or government department or ministry 0.0 1.2 1.3
Total people in households 100.0 100.0 100.0

Note: The ethnic group percentages for people in households exclude people away from home on census night. The New Zealand population percentages are based on all people in households, including all people who were away from home on census night.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Weekly rent paid

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in households in rental accommodation in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 3.2 percent were living in households in rental accommodation where the household paid less than $100 per week in rent. 6.5 percent paid between $100-$199, 14.5 percent paid $200-$299, 19.4 percent paid $300-$399, and 54.8 percent paid $400 or more.

 

Note: The sections on rental housing and weekly rent paid combine personal characteristics with the characteristics of the household a person is a part of. They count people. People in the same household can belong to different ethnic groups.

Living in households in rental accommodation consists of people in households who did not own their home or have it in a family trust and were paying rent.

Sector of landlord refers to the type of organisation or person from whom people in households rent or lease private occupied dwellings. It can be the private sector (private person, trust, or business) or the state sector (Housing New Zealand Corporation, local authority or city council, or other state-owned enterprise, or government department or ministry).

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.


Motor vehicles, and phones, fax, and Internet

Access to motor vehicles

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in households in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 94.9 percent lived in a household with access to at least one motor vehicle.
Access to motor vehicles
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population
2013 Census
Access to motor vehicles, specified ethnic groups, and New Zealand population, 2013 Census


Main means of travel to work

For employed people aged 15 years and over identifying with the Belgian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The most common means of travel to work on census day was driving a private car, truck or van (55.3 percent).

Access to phones, fax, and Internet

For people identifying with the Belgian ethnic group living in households in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 84.4 percent lived in a household with access to a telephone and 91.1 percent lived in a household with access to a cellphone or mobile phone.
  • 93.3 percent lived in a household with access to the Internet.
Access to phones, fax, and Internet
Belgian and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand population
2013 Census

  Belgian European NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Access to phones, fax, and Internet Percent
No access 0.8 0.0 1.0 0.9 1.8 1.3
Access to a cellphone/mobile phone 78.3 91.1 80.1 88.0 79.2 86.9
Access to a telephone 95.3 84.4 94.2 88.8 92.0 86.5
Access to a fax machine 44.2 13.4 29.8 16.7 28.7 15.4
Access to the Internet 88.4 93.3 68.9 84.7 66.5 82.0

Note: Percentages do not add up to 100 as households can have access to more than one telecommunication system.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: The sections on access to motor vehicles, and phones, fax, and Internet combine personal characteristics with the characteristics of the household a person is a part of. They count people. People in the same household can belong to different ethnic groups.

A household is either one person who usually lives alone, or two or more people who usually live together and share facilities (such as for eating, cooking, or a living area; and bathroom and toilet) in a private dwelling.

Households can access more than one type of telecommunication system. Where a household reported access to more than one telecommunication system they have been counted in each category.

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.


About the data

All information in this profile is based on the census usually resident population count from the 2013 Census of Population and Dwellings held on 5 March 2013.

This profile is about people who stated in the census that they identified with the Belgian ethnic group, either as their only ethnic group or as one of several ethnic groups.

The total European ethnic group refers to all those who identified with at least one of the ethnicities we count in the European ethnic group. The Belgian ethnic group is part of the total European ethnic group.

The New Zealand population comprises the census usually resident population count, whether or not they specified an ethnicity.

For data quality purposes, information for small ethnic groups may be limited. The accuracy of percentages, medians, and averages may be affected by the random rounding of data, particularly for ethnic groups with small populations.

'Not elsewhere classified' and 'Not further defined' ethnic groups

Not elsewhere classified (nec) ethnic group category contains ethnicity responses that are infrequent or unanticipated. For example, Asian nec contains ethnic groups with small counts such as Bhutanese.

Not further defined (nfd) ethnic group category contains responses that are not specific ethnic group responses but are able to be placed in a broader category in the ethnicity classification. For example, Continental European is placed in the European nfd category and African is placed in the African nfd category..

Calculation of percentages

Unless otherwise stated, all percentages and ratios in this profile exclude responses that cannot be classified (eg 'not stated', 'response unidentifiable', 'response out of scope').

For regions, percentages exclude 'area outside region'.

Comparability with past census data

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 data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

Differences with other census products

A profile exists for each of the ethnic groups that comprise at least 100 people. Note that this differs from similar census products:

  • NZ.Stat: Culture and identity – This module has information such as ethnic group, birthplace, iwi, languages spoken, and religion. Data is available for ethnic groups that comprise at least 3,000 people. For some tables, data is also available for ethnic groups that comprise at least 1,000 people.
  • QuickStats about culture and identity – This summary product provides an overview and Excel tables of the major ethnic groups New Zealanders identify with, the countries they were born in, the languages they speak, and the religions they affiliate with.
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