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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Chatham Islands
Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

  • The most common ethnic group in Chatham Islands is European, compared with European for Chatham Islands Territory as a whole.

Ethnic groups in Chatham Islands and Chatham Islands Territory
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Chatham Islands (percent) Chatham Islands Territory (percent)
European 73.9 73.5
Māori 59.6 59.3
Pacific peoples 1.1 1.1
Asian 0.5 0.5
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 0.0 0.0
Other ethnicity 3.7 3.7

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.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace

  • 5.2 percent of people in Chatham Islands were born overseas, compared with 5.2 percent for Chatham Islands Territory as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Chatham Islands, the most common birthplace was Australia, compared with Australia for people born overseas in all of Chatham Islands Territory.

Languages spoken

  • After English, the next most common language spoken in Chatham Islands is te reo Māori, which was spoken by 9.0 percent of people. For Chatham Islands Territory as a whole, the most common language apart from English is te reo Māori, spoken by 9.0 percent of people.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by less than one percent of people in Chatham Islands, compared with less than one percent of people for all of Chatham Islands Territory.
  • 87.3 percent of people in Chatham Islands speak only one language, compared with 87.3 percent of people for all of Chatham Islands Territory.

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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