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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
New Zealand
Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

  • 74.0 percent of people in New Zealand belong to the European ethnic group.
  • 14.9 percent of people in New Zealand belong to the Māori ethnic group.

Ethnic groups in New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Percent
European 74.0
Māori 14.9
Pacific peoples 7.4
Asian 11.8
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 1.2
Other ethnicity  
New Zealander 1.6
Other ethnicity nec 0.0
Total other ethnicity 1.7

1. Includes all people who stated each ethnic group, whether as their only ethnic group or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group. As a result percentages do not add up to 100.
Note: nec = not elsewhere classified.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace

Total population

  • 25.2 percent of people in New Zealand were born overseas.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in New Zealand, the most common birthplace was England.
  • 32.1 percent of those born overseas had been living in New Zealand for 20 years or more.

Māori population

  • 1.8 percent of Māori in New Zealand were born overseas.

Languages spoken

Total population

  • After English, the next most common language spoken in New Zealand is te reo Māori, which is spoken by 3.7 percent of people.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by less than one percent of people in New Zealand.
  • 79.8 percent of people in New Zealand speak only one language.

Māori population

  • After English, the next most common language spoken by Māori in New Zealand is te reo Māori, which is spoken by 21.3 percent of Māori.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by less than one percent of Māori in New Zealand.
  • 76.5 percent of Māori in New Zealand speak only one language.

Note: Total population figures are for the census usually resident population count.

The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.

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.

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