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Pacific peoples
  • In 2006, 265,974 people identified with the Pacific peoples ethnic group, representing 6.9 percent of the total New Zealand population. In 2001, there were 231,801 Pacific peoples, comprising 6.5 percent of the total population.
  • Over 9 in 10 Pacific peoples (93.4 percent) living in New Zealand in 2006 lived in the North Island. Two-thirds (66.9 percent) of Pacific peoples lived in the Auckland Region.
  • The Pacific ethnic group had the highest proportion of children (people aged 0 to 14 years) of all of the major ethnic groups, at 37.7 percent.
Seven Largest Pacific Peoples Ethnic Groups
2001–2006 Censuses
Ethnic group   2001 count   2006 count  

Percentage change
2001–2006

Samoan  115,017  131,103  14.0 
Cook Islands Maori  52,569  58,008  10.3 
Tongan 40,719  50,481  24.0 
Niuean   20,148  22,476  11.6 
Fijian   7,041  9,864  40.1 
Tokelauan  6,204 6,819  9.9 
Tuvaluan 1,965  2,628   33.7  

Note: People can choose to identify with more than one ethnic group, therefore figures may not sum to totals.

 

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