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Multiple ethnicity

Over time there has been a decrease in the proportion of Pacific people identifying solely with a Pacific ethnicity. In 1991, 80 percent of Pacific people identified as Pacific only. By 2006 this figure had fallen to 70 percent.

Figure 1.5

Graph, Single and combination ethnic responses for Pacific people

Figure 1.5 shows the proportion of Pacific people identifying solely with a Pacific ethnicity, and those who provided a combination of responses. While multiple ethnicities are present amongst people in all age groups, it is more common for younger Pacific people to have multiple ethnicities. Almost half of Pacific children aged 0–4 years had more than one ethnicity (47 percent). The majority of Pacific people in older age groups identify with one Pacific ethnicity only (93 percent of people aged 65 years and over).

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