QuickStats About Ruatoria

See also 2013 Census QuickStats about a place

Ethnic groups, birthplace and languages spoken

Total population

Ethnic groups

  • The most common ethnic group in Ruatoria is Māori, compared with European for Gisborne Region as a whole.


Ethnic Groups in Ruatoria, 2006 Census
Pacific peoples2.2
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African0.0
Other ethnicity0.9

C confidential


Ethnic Groups in Gisborne Region, 2006 Census
Pacific peoples3.1
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African0.2
Other ethnicity9.2

C confidential 


  • 2.2 percent of people in Ruatoria were born overseas, compared with 8.7 percent for Gisborne Region as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Ruatoria, the most common birthplace was Australia, compared with the UK and Ireland for all of Gisborne Region.

 Languages spoken

  • English is the most commonly spoken language in Ruatoria.
  • 46.0 percent of people in Ruatoria speak Māori, compared with 16.1 percent of people for all of Gisborne Region.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by 0.4 percent of people in Ruatoria, compared with 0.6 percent of people for all of Gisborne Region.
  • 53.3 percent of people in Ruatoria speak only one language, compared with 78.9 percent of people for all of Gisborne Region.

Note: 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.