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European ethnic group

Higher proportion of Europeans in South Island regions

All South Island regions had a higher proportion of people who identified with one or more European ethnicities than any region in the North Island.

The region in the South Island with the highest proportion of people who identified with one or more European ethnicities was the Tasman region (93.1 percent), and the lowest was the Canterbury region (86.9 percent).

The region in the North Island with the highest proportion of people who identified with one or more European ethnicities was the Taranaki region (86.2 percent), and the lowest was the Auckland region (59.3 percent).

Decrease in people with English or Australian ethnicity

Compared with the previous census, fewer people living in New Zealand identified with either the English ethnic group or the Australian ethnic group.

In 2013, 38,916 people identified with the English ethnic group – a decrease of 5,286 people (12.0 percent) from 2006.

The median age of people with English ethnicity was 46.0 years, which was older than the median age of all people identifying with the European ethnic group (41.0 years).

Only 10.9 percent of people identifying with the English ethnic group were born in New Zealand, with most (89.1 percent) born overseas.

In 2013, 22,467 people identified as Australian – a decrease of 3,888 people (14.8 percent) from 2006. Most of these people (90.8 percent in 2013) were born overseas.

However, between 2006 and 2013, some European ethnic groups experienced an increase in New Zealand, including:

  • British not further defined – up 8,832 people (32.5 percent)
  • Russian – up 1,143 people (23.6 percent)
  • German – up 1,893 people (17.3 percent)
  • American – up 1,533 people (14.2 percent)
  • Irish – up 1,542 people (12.2 percent).
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