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National Ethnic Population Projections: 2001 (base) - 2021 update
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  22 April 2005
Highlights

The following highlights are based on Series 6 (which assumes medium fertility, mortality, net migration and inter-ethnic mobility) for each ethnic group:

  • New Zealand will have greater ethnic diversity in the future. The Māori, Asian and Pacific populations are all projected to increase their share of New Zealand's population.
  • New Zealand's European population is projected to reach 3.23 million by 2021, an increase of 150,000 or 5 percent over the estimated resident population at 30 June 2001 of 3.07 million.
  • New Zealand's Māori population is projected to reach 760,000 by 2021, an increase of 170,000 or 29 percent over the 2001 figure of 590,000.
  • New Zealand's Asian population is projected to reach 670,000 by 2021, an increase of 390,000 or 145 percent over the 2001 figure of 270,000.
  • New Zealand's Pacific population is projected to reach 420,000 by 2021, an increase of 160,000 or 59 percent over the 2001 figure of 260,000.


Graph, Projected Ethnic Populations.

Graph, Projected Ethnic Populations-2.

 
Ian Ewing 22 April 2005
Acting Government Statistician Cat 31.914 Set 04/05 – 181
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