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2013 Census ethnic group profiles:
Tuvaluan

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Age, sex, and ethnicities

Age and sex

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

  • 19.2 years was the median age (half are younger and half are older than this age). This was lower than in 2006 (19.8 years).
  • 48.3 percent were male (1,710 people) and 51.7 percent were female (1,827 people).
Age group and median age
Tuvaluan and Pacific Peoples ethnic groups, and New Zealand population
2006 and 2013 Censuses

  Tuvaluan Pacific Peoples NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Age group (years) Percent
Under 15 42.2 41.5 37.7 35.7 21.5 20.4
15–29 22.6 23.9 25.3 25.9 20.2 19.9
30–64 32.5 31.4 33.2 33.8 46.0 45.4
65 and over 2.9 3.1 3.8 4.7 12.3 14.3
Median age (years)  
Male 17.7 18.0 20.1 21.2 35.1 36.9
Female 21.4 19.8 22.1 22.9 36.7 38.9
Total 19.8 19.2 21.1 22.1 35.9 38.0


Source:
Statistics New Zealand



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


Number of ethnic groups

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

  • 75.7 percent (2,676 people) said Tuvaluan was their only ethnicity.
  • 16.8 percent (594 people) said they belonged to two ethnic groups and 7.5 percent (267 people) said they belonged to three or more ethnic groups.
  • Those aged 65 years and over were more likely to state the Tuvaluan ethnic group as their only ethnicity than those aged under 15 years, at 89.5 percent and 67.9 percent, respectively.

Number of ethnic groups specified by the Tuvaluan 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 Pacific peoples, or Pacific peoples and European) 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 Tuvaluan ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 91.3 percent were Pacific Peoples only, while 8.7 percent were Pacific Peoples and at least one other ethnic group.

Ethnic group combinations for the Tuvaluan ethnic group
2013 Census

Ethnic group combination Percent
Pacific peoples only 91.3
Pacific peoples / European 4.7
Pacific peoples / Māori 1.3
Pacific peoples / Asian 1.4
Pacific peoples / MELAA 0.0
Pacific peoples / Other ethnicity 0.3
Pacific peoples and two or more other ethnicities 1.2
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.

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