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2013 Census ethnic group profiles:
Tuvaluan

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
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 Tuvaluan ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 66.5 percent (636 women) had given birth to one or more children, compared with 68.0 percent in 2006.
  • 29.2 percent had given birth to four or more children, compared with 29.5 percent in 2006.
  • Those born in New Zealand were less likely than those born overseas to have given birth to four or more children, at 3.4 percent and 35.3 percent, respectively.
Number of children born alive
Tuvaluan and Pacific Peoples ethnic groups, and New Zealand female population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census

  Tuvaluan Pacific Peoples NZ population
Number of children born alive Percent
None 33.5 37.8 31.2
One 12.5 12.9 12.6
Two 11.6 14.5 26.6
Three 13.2 12.2 16.9
Four or more 29.2 22.7 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 Tuvaluan ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The proportion who had not given birth to any children has increased to 33.5 percent, compared with 32.0 percent in 2006.
  • Those aged 15–29 years were most likely to have not given birth to any children.
  • 71.2 percent of those born in New Zealand and 24.7 percent of those born overseas had not given birth to any children.

Object to answering

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

  • 2.7 percent (27 women) responded 'object to answering'. This compares with 2.8 percent in 2006.

 

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.

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