Culture and identity

The data in this indicator is no longer being updated.

Stats NZ is developing well-being indicators, Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand - Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa, to track New Zealand’s progress. As the well-being indicators have similar aims to the NZ Progress Indicators and NZ Social Indicators, we are reviewing the future of these existing indicators.

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Why is this important for social statistics?

Culture and identity are important because they help to describe people’s general way of life. Culture can be defined as the shared knowledge, values, and practices of specific groups. People’s identity may relate to their ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, or physical, artistic, and cultural activities.

  • Number of historic places

    The number of places either registered with Heritage New Zealand, listed in district plans as places with heritage value, or recognised by the Department of Conservation as actively managed historic sites.
  • Local content programming on New Zealand television

    The number of hours of local content screened on New Zealand television, as a proportion of the total content schedule.
  • Māori language in education

    All students, whether Māori or non-Māori, who use te reo Māori in school, or who attend kura kaupapa Māori (including Kura Teina).

  • Māori language speakers

    The proportions of the Māori and non-Māori populations who can hold a conversation about everyday things in te reo Māori (the Māori language).
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