Tables About Gisborne Region

Cultural diversity



Ethnic group

2006 Census

Ethnic Groups in Gisborne Region and New Zealand,(1)(2) 2006 Census
Ethnic groups
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
European
 22,677  2,609,589
Māori
 19,758  565,329
Pacific peoples
 1,299  265,974
Asian
 741  354,552
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African(3)
 90  34,743
Other ethnicity(4)
     New Zealander
 3,852  429,429
     Other ethnicity–other
 15  1,494
     Total  3,864  430,878
Total people  41,796  3,860,163

1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
2. Includes all of the people who stated each ethnic group, whether as their only ethnic group or as one of several ethnic groups. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group. 
3. 'Middle Eastern, Latin American and African' was introduced as a new category for the 2006 Census. Previously, Middle Eastern, Latin American and African responses were allocated to the 'other ethnicity' category.
4. 'Other ethnicity' includes responses for a number of small ethnic groups and for 'New Zealander.' For 2006, New Zealander responses made the largest contribution towards the 'other ethnicity' category. 

2001–2006 Censuses

Ethnic Groups in Gisborne Region,(1)(2) 2001–2006 Censuses
Ethnic groups
     
 
20012006
European
 26,466  22,677
Māori
 19,362  19,758
Pacific peoples
 1,140  1,299
Asian
 624  741
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African(3)
 72  87
Other ethnicity(4)
     New Zealander
...  3,852
     Other ethnicity–other
C  15
     Total  6  3,867
Total people  41,919  41,793

1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
2. Includes all of the people who stated each ethnic group, whether as their only ethnic group or as one of several ethnic groups. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group.
3. 'Middle Eastern, Latin American and African' was introduced as a new category for the 2006 Census. Previously Middle Eastern, Latin American and African responses were allocated to the 'other ethnicity' category.
4. 'New Zealander' was included as a new category for the 2006 Census. New Zealander responses form part of the 'other ethnicity' category. For 2006, New Zealander responses made the largest contribution towards the 'other ethnicity' category. For 2001, New Zealander was counted in the 'European' category.

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Birthplace

2006 Census

Birthplace of People in Gisborne Region and New Zealand,(1) 2006 Census
     
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
New Zealand
 37,914  2,960,217
Australia(2)
 516  62,742
Pacific Islands(3)
 396  135,852
UK and Ireland
 1,452  251,688
Europe, excl UK and Ireland
 318  68,067
North America
 195  26,940
Asia
 414  251,130
Other
 327  83,124
Not elsewhere included(4)
 2,961  188,187
Total  44,499  4,027,947
 
1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
2. Includes Australian territories.
3. Includes Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
4. Includes 'inadequately described' and 'not stated' responses.

 

Birthplace of Māori in Gisborne Region and New Zealand,(1) 2006 Census
     
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
New Zealand
 19,227  547,302
Australia(2)
 144  5,973
Pacific Islands(3)
 9  543
UK and Ireland
 12  1,026
Europe, excl UK and Ireland
 9  165
North America
 9  432
Asia
 6  480
Other
 3  114
Not elsewhere included(4)
 345  9,294
Total  19,758  565,329

1. All figures are for the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count.
2. Includes Australian territories.
3. Includes Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
4. Includes 'inadequately described' and 'not stated' responses. 

1996–2006 Censuses

Birthplace of People in Gisborne Region,(1) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
New Zealand
 39,867  38,718  37,917
Australia(2)
 492  495  516
Pacific Islands(3)
 297  384  396
UK and Ireland
 1,422  1,269  1,452
Europe, excl UK and Ireland
 237  255  321
North America
 129  147  195
Asia
 276  342  414
Other
 126  183  327
Not elsewhere included(4)
 2,943  2,178  2,964
Total  45,786  43,974  44,496

1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
2. Includes Australian territories.
3. Includes Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
4. The 1996 data includes 'not elsewhere classified'. The 2001 and 2006 data includes 'inadequately described' and 'not stated' responses.

Birthplace of Māori in Gisborne Region,(1) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
New Zealand
 18,855  18,897  19,227
Australia(2)
 105  132  147
Pacific Islands(3)
 9  12  6
UK and Ireland
 9  9  12
Europe, excl UK and Ireland
 3  0  9
North America
 3  0  9
Asia
 6  6  3
Other
 3  0  3
Not elsewhere included(4)
 399  306  342
Total  19,392  19,365  19,758

1. All figures are for the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count.
2. Includes Australian territories.
3. Includes Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
4. The 1996 data includes 'not elsewhere classified'. The 2001 and 2006 data includes 'inadequately described' and 'not stated' responses.
 

Languages spoken

2006 Census

Languages Spoken in Gisborne Region and New Zealand,(1)(2) 2006 Census
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
English
 40,404  3,673,626
Māori
 6,738  157,113
Samoan
 195  85,428
NZ Sign Language
 255  24,090
Other
 1,740  509,358
None(3)
 816  75,567
Total people  41,748  3,830,760

1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
2. Includes all of the people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they have been counted in each applicable group.
3. Includes people who were 'too young to talk' or 'unable to speak a language'.


Languages Spoken by Māori in Gisborne Region and New Zealand,(1)(2) 2006 Census
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
English
 18,684  530,892
Māori
 6,276  131,613
Samoan
 54  3,693
NZ Sign Language
 147  5,538
Other
 225  9,264
None(3)
 468  15,576
Total people  19,506  554,355

1. All figures are for the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count.
2. Includes all of the people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they have been counted in each applicable group.
3. Includes people who were 'too young to talk' or 'unable to speak a language'. 

1996–2006 Censuses

Languages Spoken in Gisborne Region,(1)(2) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
English
 41,031  40,368  40,404
Māori
 7,104  7,077  6,738
Samoan
 186  213  195
NZ Sign Language
 387  351  255
Other
 1,326  1,527  1,740
None(3)
 1,317  888  813
Total people  43,098  41,763  41,748

1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
2. Includes all of the people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they have been counted in each applicable group.
3. Includes people who were 'too young to talk' or 'unable to speak a language'.

Languages Spoken by Māori in Gisborne Region,(1)(2) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
English
 17,772  18,228  18,684
Māori
 6,672  6,591  6,276
Samoan
 72  81  51
NZ Sign Language
 216  198  150
Other
 216  261  225
None(3)
 789  510  468
Total people  19,140  19,089  19,506

1. All figures are for the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count.
2. Includes all of the people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they have been counted in each applicable group.
3. Includes people who were 'too young to talk' or 'unable to speak a language'. 

Number of languages spoken

2006 Census

Number of Languages Spoken in Gisborne Region and New Zealand,(1) 2006 Census
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
None(2)
 807  75,195
One
 32,955  3,083,904
Two
 7,413  562,446
Three
 438  83,400
Four
 102  19,281
Five
 27  5,052
Six
 6  1,479
Not elsewhere included(3)
 2,748  197,190
Total  44,499  4,027,947

1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
2. Includes people who were 'too young to talk' or 'unable to speak a language'.
3. Includes responses that were classified as 'response unidentifiable', 'response outside scope' and 'not stated'.

Number of Languages Spoken by Māori in Gisborne Region and New Zealand,(1) 2006 Census
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
None(2)
 462  15,462
One
 12,981  407,094
Two
 5,802  122,469
Three
 213  7,131
Four
 39  1,587
Five
 6  378
Six
 6  231
Not elsewhere included(3)
 255  10,974
Total  19,758  565,329

1. All figures are for the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count.
2. Includes people who were 'too young to talk' or 'unable to speak a language'.
3. Includes responses that were classified as 'response unidentifiable', 'response outside scope' and 'not stated'. 

1996–2006 Censuses

Number of Languages Spoken in Gisborne Region,(1) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
None(2)
 1,311  867  807
One
 33,957  32,781  32,955
Two
 7,275  7,467  7,413
Three
 429  483  441
Four
 93  117  99
Five
 21  27  27
Six
 6  15  9
Not elsewhere included(3)
 2,691  2,211  2,748
Total  45,786  43,971  44,496

1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
2. Includes people who were 'too young to talk' or 'unable to speak a language'.
3. Data for 1996 includes responses that were classified as 'not applicable' and 'not specified'. The 2006 and 2001 data includes 'response unidentifiable', 'response outside scope' and 'not stated'.

Number of Languages Spoken by Māori in Gisborne Region,(1) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
None(2)
 786  501  462
One
 12,099  12,198  12,978
Two
 5,952  6,051  5,802
Three
 249  252  210
Four
 48  54  39
Five
 9  21  6
Six
 6  12  6
Not elsewhere included(3)
 249  273  255
Total  19,389  19,365  19,758

1. All figures are for the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count.
2. Includes people who were 'too young to talk' or 'unable to speak a language'.
3. Data for 1996 includes responses that were classified as 'not applicable' and 'not specified'. The 2006 and 2001 data includes 'response unidentifiable', 'response outside scope' and 'not stated'.

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 tables.