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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Governors Bay

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

  • The most common ethnic group in Governors Bay is European, compared with European for Christchurch City as a whole.

Ethnic groups in Governors Bay and Christchurch City
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Governors Bay (percent) Christchurch City (percent)
European 96.4 83.9
Māori 3.6 8.5
Pacific peoples 2.5 3.1
Asian 0.7 9.4
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 0.0 1.0
Other ethnicity 1.8 1.9

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.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace

  • 30.7 percent of people in Governors Bay were born overseas, compared with 22.2 percent for Christchurch City as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Governors Bay, the most common birthplace was UK and Ireland, compared with Asia for people born overseas in all of Christchurch City.

Languages spoken

  • After English, the next most common language spoken in Governors Bay is French, which was spoken by 5.1 percent of people. For Christchurch City as a whole, the most common language apart from English is te reo Māori, spoken by 1.8 percent of people.
  • Less than one percent of people in Governors Bay speak te reo Māori, compared with 1.8 percent of people for all of Christchurch City.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by less than one percent of people in Governors Bay, compared with less than one percent of people for all of Christchurch City.
  • 86.3 percent of people in Governors Bay speak only one language, compared with 84.2 percent of people for all of Christchurch City.

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

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. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.

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