QuickStats About Gisborne District

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Ethnic groups, birthplace and languages spoken

Ethnic groups

  • 54.3 percent of people in Gisborne District belong to the European ethnic group, compared with 67.6 percent for New Zealand as a whole.
  • 47.3 percent of people in Gisborne District belong to the Māori ethnic group, compared with 14.6 percent for all of New Zealand.

   

Ethnic Groups in Gisborne District, 2006 Census
     
 
Male (%)Female (%)
European
54.354.8
Māori
46.047.8
Pacific peoples
3.32.9
Asian
1.81.7
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African
0.20.2
Other ethnicity
     New Zealander
9.78.9
     Other ethnicity–other
0.00.0
     Total 9.78.9

 

Ethnic Groups in New Zealand, 2006 Census
     
 
Male (%)Female (%)
European
66.768.4
Māori
14.614.7
Pacific peoples
7.06.8
Asian
9.09.4
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African
1.00.8
Other ethnicity
     New Zealander
11.810.4
     Other ethnicity–other
0.00.0
     Total 11.910.5

 

Birthplace

  • 8.6 percent of people in Gisborne District were born overseas, compared with 22.9 percent for New Zealand as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Gisborne District, the most common birthplace was England, and England is the most common birthplace for all of New Zealand.
  • 1.0 percent of Māori in Gisborne District were born overseas, compared with 1.6 percent for New Zealand as a whole.

Languages spoken

  Total population

  • Apart from English, the next most common language spoken in Gisborne District is Māori, which is spoken by 16.5 percent of people.  For New Zealand as a whole, the most common language apart from English is Māori, spoken by 4.1 percent of people.
  • 78.9 percent of people in Gisborne District speak only one language, compared with 80.5 percent of people for all of New Zealand.

  Māori ethnic population

  • Apart from English, the next most common language spoken by Māori in Gisborne District is Māori, which is spoken by 32.2 percent of Māori.  Excluding English, the most common language spoken by Māori throughout New Zealand is Māori, which is spoken by 23.7 percent.
  • 66.5 percent of Māori in Gisborne District speak only one language, compared with 73.4 percent of Māori throughout New Zealand.

Note: The Māori ethnic population is the count for people of the Māori ethnic group. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their sole ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.

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.