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2013 Census ethnic group profiles:
Brazilian

Key facts

The Brazilian ethnic group comprised 2,868 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The most common region this group lived in was Auckland Region (42.1 percent).
  • The median age (half are younger and half are older than this age) was 29.4 years.
  • 14.6 percent were born in New Zealand and 85.5 percent were born overseas.
  • 91.5 percent aged 15 years and over had a formal qualification.
  • $27,800 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 Brazilian ethnic group comprised 2,868 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 94.7 percent. This compares with an increase of 153.1 percent between 2001 and 2006.
Brazilian 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 67.3 percent lived in the North Island and 32.7 percent lived in the South Island.
  • 75.6 percent lived in the main urban areas (populations of 30,000 or more).
  • The most common region to live in was the Auckland Region (42.1 percent), followed by the Canterbury Region (14.4 percent), and the Otago Region (13.3 percent).
  • Of those living in the Auckland Region, the majority usually lived in the Waitemata Local Board Area (22.6 percent), Albert-Eden Local Board Area (10.4 percent), and Kaipatiki Local Board Area (9.0 percent).

Brazilian ethnic group by region
2013 Census


Moving residence

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

  • 38.4 percent had moved residence within New Zealand at least once in the previous five years. This compares with 40.9 percent for the total MELAA ethnic group and 40.1 percent for the total New Zealand population.
  • 49.0 percent were living overseas five years ago in 2008.
  • Of those who had moved residence since 2008, 22.1 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 29.4 years was the median age (half are younger and half are older than this age). This was higher than in 2006 (27.0 years).
  • 49.5 percent were male and 50.5 percent were female.
Age group and median age
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand population
2006 and 2013 Censuses

  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Age group (years) Percent
Under 15 13.8 20.1 27.5 25.5 21.5 20.4
15–29 49.8 32.5 29.0 27.4 20.2 19.9
30–64 35.6 47.0 40.7 43.7 46.0 45.4
65 and over 0.6 0.4 2.8 3.3 12.3 14.3
Median age (years)  
Male 26.6 28.8 26.4 28.2 35.1 36.9
Female 27.0 30.2 26.6 29.0 36.7 38.9
Total 27.0 29.4 26.6 28.6 35.9 38.0


Source:
Statistics New Zealand



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


Number of ethnic groups

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

  • 83.3 percent said Brazilian was their only ethnicity.
  • 13.7 percent said they belonged to two ethnic groups and 3.0 percent said they belonged to three or more ethnic groups.
  • Those aged 65 years and over were more likely to state the Brazilian ethnic group as their only ethnicity than those aged under 15 years, at 50.0 percent and 41.9 percent, respectively.

Number of ethnic groups specified by the Brazilian 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 MELAA, or MELAA 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 83.8 percent were MELAA only, while 16.3 percent were MELAA and at least one other ethnic group.

Ethnic group combinations for the Brazilian ethnic group
2013 Census

Ethnic group combination Percent
MELAA only 83.8
MELAA / European 12.4
MELAA / Māori 0.4
MELAA / Pacific peoples 0.2
MELAA / Asian 0.6
MELAA / Other ethnicity 0.5
MELAA and two or more other ethnicities 2.1
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 Brazilian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 14.6 percent were born in New Zealand, up from 9.0 percent in 2006. This compares with 22.0 percent for the total MELAA ethnic group, and 74.8 percent for the total New Zealand population in 2013.

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

  New Zealand-born Overseas-born
  2006 2013 2006 2013
Age group (years) Percent
Under 15 77.3 91.3 7.4 7.9
15–29 13.6 6.5 53.6 36.6
30–64 9.1 2.2 38.5 54.9
65 and over 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.6
Total people 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


Born overseas

For the 2,430 people identifying with the Brazilian ethnic group who were born overseas and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 97.3 percent were born in Brazil.
  • 51.9 percent had arrived in New Zealand less than five years ago, compared with 82.6 percent in 2006.
  • 1.7 percent had arrived in New Zealand 20 or more years ago.
Years since arrival in New Zealand
Overseas-born Brazilian and MELAA 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 18.5 percent spoke one language.
  • 55.5 percent spoke two languages.
  • 21.3 percent spoke three or more languages.
  • Women were more likely than men to speak two or more languages, at 79.4 percent and 74.2 percent respectively.

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

  One language Two languages Three or more languages
Age group (years) Percent
Under 15 29.6 44.1 3.2
15–29 19.0 59.7 21.4
30–64 13.4 58.1 28.5
65 and over 0.0 25.0 50.0
Total people 18.5 55.5 21.3

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken
Brazilian and MELAA 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • English was the most widely spoken language – spoken by 90.4 percent.
  • Portuguese was the second-most common language spoken (80.1 percent). This proportion was a decrease from 2006 (82.6 percent).
  • Those born in New Zealand were less likely than those born overseas to speak Portuguese, at 34.1 percent and 88.2 percent, respectively.

Portuguese 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 71.0 percent said they affiliated with at least one religion.
  • Those born in New Zealand were less likely than those born overseas to affiliate with at least one religion, at 52.6 percent and 74.4 percent, respectively.
Affiliation with at least one religion
By age group, Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand population
2013 Census

  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
Age group (years) Percent
Under 15 58.8 78.2 45.7
15–29 73.0 80.7 45.6
30–64 74.3 81.5 56.3
65 and over 75.0 88.3 76.8
Total people 71.0 80.6 55.0

Source: Statistics New Zealand


Most common religions

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

  • The most common religions were Catholic (39.2 percent), Christian not further defined (7.7 percent), and Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed (4.2 percent).

No religion

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

  • 26.8 percent said they had no religion and 3.2 percent objected to answering the religion question.
  • By comparison, 17.0 percent of the total MELAA 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 Brazilian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 9.3 percent said they were regular smokers.
  • 77.1 percent said they had never smoked regularly.
  • The number of ex-smokers decreased to 13.6 percent in 2013, compared with 14.6 percent in 2006.
Cigarette smoking behaviour
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2006 and 2013 Censuses

  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Cigarette smoking behaviour Percent
Regular smoker 14.4 9.3 15.1 11.2 20.7 15.1
Ex-smoker 14.6 13.6 12.8 14.0 22.1 22.9
Never smoked regularly 71.0 77.1 72.1 74.8 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 Brazilian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 11.5 percent of men were regular smokers, compared with 7.3 percent of women.

Brazilian 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 43.9 percent had given birth to one or more children, compared with 30.9 percent in 2006.
  • 1.4 percent had given birth to four or more children, compared with 1.5 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 14.3 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively.
Number of children born alive
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand female population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census

  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
Number of children born alive Percent
None 56.1 43.9 31.2
One 19.8 14.9 12.6
Two 17.6 20.6 26.6
Three 4.9 10.7 16.9
Four or more 1.4 9.7 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The proportion who had not given birth to any children has decreased to 56.4 percent, compared with 69.1 percent in 2006.
  • Those aged 15–29 years were most likely to have not given birth to any children.
  • 57.1 percent of those born in New Zealand and 56.3 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 Brazilian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 91.5 percent had a formal qualification, down from 93.6 percent in 2006.
  • 83.3 percent of those born in New Zealand had a formal qualification, compared with 91.5 percent of those born overseas.
Highest qualification
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census

  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Highest qualification Percent
No qualification 6.4 8.5 14.3 12.1 25.0 20.9
Level 1–4 certificate 14.5 15.1 27.7 24.7 43.6 43.0
Level 5–6 diploma 8.0 7.8 8.0 8.1 9.5 9.3
Bachelor's degree or higher 29.0 31.9 27.5 32.6 15.8 20.0
Overseas secondary school qualification 42.1 36.8 22.5 22.5 6.1 6.7
Total people, formal qualification 93.6 91.5 85.7 87.9 75.0 79.1

Source: Statistics New Zealand


No qualification

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

  • 8.5 percent had no formal qualification.
  • Those aged 15–29 years were most likely to have no formal qualification (54.2 percent). This was the same as in 2006.

Studying

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

  • 21.7 percent were participating in either full-time or part-time study. This compares with 30.0 percent for the total MELAA ethnic group and 14.9 percent for the total New Zealand population.
  • For those participating in study, 47.4 percent were men and 52.6 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 Brazilian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The median income (half received less and half received more income) was $27,800, up from $20,800 in 2006.
  • The median income for men was $35,500. This was higher than for women ($21,000).
  • Those born in New Zealand had a median income of $4,700, compared with $28,200 for those born overseas.
Median income
By sex, Brazilian and MELAA 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 Brazilian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 37.1 percent received an annual income of $20,000 or less.
  • Those aged 15–29 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.
  • 6.7 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 9.7 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively.

Sources of personal income

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

  • 72.8 percent received income from wages or salary, down from 73.7 percent in 2006.
  • Men were less likely than women to have received income support, at 4.1 percent and 9.8 percent, respectively.
Sources of personal income
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census

  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
Sources of personal income Percent
None 13.1 13.1 7.5
Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses etc 72.8 54.6 57.7
Self-employment or business 11.8 11.4 15.4
Interest, dividends, rent, other investments 4.6 6.0 20.9
Payments from a work accident insurer 0.8 0.6 1.2
NZ superannuation or veterans pension 0.3 3.1 16.8
Other superannuation, pensions, or annuities 0.3 0.8 2.7
Income support 7.2 26.6 16.2
Other sources 3.5 2.9 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 Brazilian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • Of the people aged 15 years and over, 74.6 percent were in the labour force. This was higher than in 2006 (71.2 percent).
  • 81.9 percent of men and 67.9 percent of women were in the labour force.
  • Those aged 30–64 years were most likely to be in the labour force (63.4 percent).
  • Those born in New Zealand had a lower rate of labour force participation (58.3 percent) than those born overseas (75.1 percent).
 
Work and labour force status
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2006 and 2013 Censuses
 
  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Work and labour force status Percent
Employed full-time 55.3 59.0 41.6 42.0 50.1 48.0
Employed part-time 10.2 10.6 13.7 12.8 14.9 14.3
Total people, employed 65.5 69.5 55.3 54.8 65.0 62.3
Unemployed 5.7 5.1 7.1 8.5 3.5 4.8
Total people, labour force 71.2 74.6 62.4 63.3 68.5 67.1
Not in the labour force 28.8 25.2 37.6 36.7 31.5 32.9
Total people 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Source: Statistics New Zealand


Unemployment

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

  • 7.0 percent were unemployed, down from 8.0 percent in 2006.
  • Those aged 30–64 years were most likely to be unemployed (64.1 percent).

Employment

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

  • 84.8 percent were employed full time (30 or more hours per week). This was an increase from 84.5 percent in 2006.
  • 60.0 percent of those born in New Zealand were employed full time, compared with 85.1 percent of those born overseas.
  • Men were more likely than women to be in full-time employment, at 90.8 percent and 77.4 percent, respectively.

Occupation

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

  • The most common occupations were: technicians and trades workers (19.8 percent), professionals (17.0 percent), and labourers (15.4 percent).
  • Men were most likely to be employed as technicians and trades workers (29.0 percent), while women were most likely to be employed as community and personal service workers (21.0 percent).

Occupation for employed Brazilian 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 Brazilian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The most common industries worked in were: accommodation and food services (20.5 percent), construction (10.1 percent), and retail trade (9.9 percent).
  • Both men and women were most likely to work in the accommodation and food services industry, at 18.1 percent and 23.0 percent, respectively.
Industry
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand employed population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census
 
  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
Industry(1) Percent
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 4.1 3.7 6.7
Mining 0.2 0.2 0.3
Manufacturing 7.9 8.0 9.8
Electricity, gas, water and waste services 0.2 0.6 0.7
Construction 10.1 5.7 8.0
Wholesale trade 4.1 4.2 5.0
Retail trade 9.9 10.3 9.8
Accommodation and food services 20.5 11.1 5.8
Transport, postal and warehousing 3.2 3.8 4.3
Information media and telecommunications 1.2 2.1 1.8
Financial and insurance services 2.0 3.2 3.6
Rental, hiring and real estate services 2.2 1.8 2.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 8.7 9.6 8.7
Administrative and support services 5.7 4.5 3.4
Public administration and safety 1.8 4.3 5.1
Education and training 6.3 7.9 8.4
Health care and social assistance 4.9 12.9 10.0
Arts and recreation services 3.6 2.1 1.9
Other services 3.6 4.1 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 Brazilian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 2.9 percent were employers, up from 2.0 percent in 2006.
  • Men were more likely than women to be self-employed without employees, with 10.1 percent and 6.8 percent, respectively.
Status in employment
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand employed population aged 15 years and over
2006 and 2013 Censuses

  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Status in employment Percent
Paid employee 89.8 87.3 83.0 83.9 78.4 79.4
Employer 2.0 2.9 4.7 4.3 7.4 6.6
Self-employed and without employees 7.1 8.6 10.7 10.6 12.2 12.1
Unpaid family worker 0.4 1.2 1.7 1.3 2.1 1.9
Total people 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Source: Statistics New Zealand


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 Brazilian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 79.3 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.
  • 96.0 percent of those born in New Zealand reported doing unpaid activities, compared with 79.3 percent of those born overseas.
Unpaid activities
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census

  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
Unpaid activities Percent
No activities 20.7 20.2 11.5
Household work, cooking, repairs, gardening, etc, for own household 75.5 75.5 85.7
Looking after a child who is a member of own household 25.5 29.9 30.6
Looking after a member of own household who is ill or has a disability 2.0 5.7 7.4
Looking after a child who does not live in own household 6.3 7.0 15.3
Helping someone who is ill or has a disability who does not live in own household 2.6 4.9 8.8
Other helping or voluntary work for or through any organisation, group, or marae 9.0 11.3 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 Brazilian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • Those aged 30–64 years were most likely to do unpaid activities (64.6 percent).
  • Men were less likely than women to do unpaid activities, at 72.8 percent and 85.5 percent, respectively.

Unpaid activities for the Brazilian 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 Brazilian 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 (79.9 percent), followed by other multi-person households (10.0 percent), and two-family households, with or without other people (6.2 percent).
Household composition
Brazilian ethnic group and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand population
2013 Census

  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
Household composition Percent
One-family household (with or without other people) 79.9 82.3 78.8
Two-family household (with or without other people) 6.2 6.3 6.7
Three or more family household (with or without other people) 0.7 0.4 0.8
Other multi-person household (eg flatting situation) 10.0 6.3 4.8
One-person household 3.3 4.7 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in families in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 74.7 percent lived as members of a family, compared with 63.8 percent in 2006.
  • Of those living in a family situation, most lived in a couple with child(ren) family (56.5 percent).
Family type
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand population
2013 Census
Family type, specified ethnic groups and New Zealand population, 2013 Census


Extended families

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

  • The proportion who lived as an extended family (6.9 percent) was lower than for the total New Zealand population (11.7 percent). The proportion for the total MELAA ethnic group was 11.3 percent.

Dependent children

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

  • There were 606 dependent children (aged under 18 years and not employed full time).
  • Of these, 82.3 percent of dependent children lived in a two-parent family, with the rest living in a family with one parent (17.7 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.

An extended family is a group of related people who usually live together, and which consists of a family and one or more related people; or two or more related families, with or without other related people.

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 Brazilian ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 15.5 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 more 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 (41.1 percent).
Home ownership
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand population aged 15 years and over
2006 and 2013 Censuses

  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Home ownership Percent
Own or partly own usual residence 16.1 15.5 23.8 21.9 53.2 49.8
Do not own usual residence 83.9 84.5 76.2 78.1 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 Brazilian 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in households in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 64.6 percent were living in households in rental accommodation, compared with 61.3 percent in 2006. For the total MELAA ethnic group, 61.4 percent were living in households in rental accommodation in 2013, compared with 32.9 percent for the total New Zealand population.
Sector of landlord
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand population in households in rented occupied private dwellings
2013 Census

  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
Type of landlord Percent
Private person, trust or business 97.2 74.7 83.1
Local authority or city council 0.6 2.9 1.4
Housing New Zealand Corporation 1.2 21.5 14.2
Other state-owned corporation or state-owned enterprise or government department or ministry 1.0 0.8 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in households in rental accommodation in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 1.8 percent were living in households in rental accommodation where the household paid less than $100 per week in rent. 5.6 percent paid between $100-$199, 17.1 percent paid $200-$299, 35.6 percent paid $300-$399, and 39.7 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in households in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 92.2 percent lived in a household with access to at least one motor vehicle.
Access to motor vehicles
Brazilian and MELAA 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 Brazilian 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 (53.4 percent), followed by walking or jogging (14.4 percent), and driving a company car, truck or van (8.9 percent).

Access to phones, fax, and Internet

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

  • 79.2 percent lived in a household with access to a telephone and 87.9 percent lived in a household with access to a cellphone or mobile phone.
  • 94.5 percent lived in a household with access to the Internet.
  • 1.0 percent lived in a household with no access to telecommunication systems (telephone, cellphone, Internet, or fax machine).
Access to phones, fax, and Internet
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand population
2013 Census

  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
  2006 2013 2006 2013 2006 2013
Access to phones, fax, and Internet Percent
No access 3.3 1.0 1.3 1.4 1.8 1.3
Access to a cellphone/mobile phone 78.4 87.9 75.5 84.1 79.2 86.9
Access to a telephone 86.9 79.2 94.7 86.0 92.0 86.5
Access to a fax machine 23.5 8.4 24.7 10.3 28.7 15.4
Access to the Internet 75.1 94.5 72.8 88.9 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 Brazilian ethnic group, either as their only ethnic group or as one of several ethnic groups.

The total Middle Eastern Latin American and African (MELAA) ethnic group refers to all those who identified with at least one of the ethnicities we count in the MELAA ethnic group. The Brazilian ethnic group is part of the total MELAA 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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