Tables About Queenstown-Lakes District

Cultural diversity



Ethnic group

2006 Census

Ethnic Groups in Queenstown-Lakes District and New Zealand,(1)(2) 2006 Census
Ethnic groups
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
European
 16,902  2,609,589
Māori
 1,269  565,329
Pacific peoples
 159  265,974
Asian
 1,020  354,549
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African(3)
 351  34,746
Other ethnicity(4)
     New Zealander
 3,060  429,426
     Other ethnicity–other
 6  1,494
     Total  3,063  430,881
Total people  21,426  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 Queenstown-Lakes District,(1)(2) 2001–2006 Censuses
Ethnic groups
     
 
20012006
European
 15,141  16,905
Māori
 933  1,266
Pacific peoples
 99  156
Asian
 714  1,020
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African(3)
 48  351
Other ethnicity(4)
     New Zealander
...  3,060
     Other ethnicity–other
C  6
     Total  0  3,066
Total people  16,194  21,426

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 Queenstown-Lakes District and New Zealand,(1) 2006 Census
     
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
New Zealand
 15,906  2,960,217
Australia(2)
 897  62,742
Pacific Islands(3)
 75  135,852
UK and Ireland
 2,118  251,688
Europe, excl UK and Ireland
 621  68,070
North America
 417  26,940
Asia
 843  251,130
Other
 522  83,124
Not elsewhere included(4)
 1,563  188,187
Total  22,959  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 Queenstown-Lakes District and New Zealand,(1) 2006 Census
     
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
New Zealand
 1,212  547,302
Australia(2)
 24  5,973
Pacific Islands(3)
 0  543
UK and Ireland
 9  1,026
Europe, excl UK and Ireland
 3  165
North America
 3  432
Asia
 3  480
Other
 0  111
Not elsewhere included(4)
 15  9,294
Total  1,266  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 Queenstown-Lakes District,(1) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
New Zealand
 11,262  13,185  15,903
Australia(2)
 468  570  897
Pacific Islands(3)
 33  54  75
UK and Ireland
 789  1,083  2,118
Europe, excl UK and Ireland
 285  381  621
North America
 162  261  417
Asia
 417  627  843
Other
 72  126  519
Not elsewhere included(4)
 801  753  1,560
Total  14,286  17,040  22,956

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 Queenstown-Lakes District,(1) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
New Zealand
 756  903  1,212
Australia(2)
 15  12  24
Pacific Islands(3)
 0  0  0
UK and Ireland
 6  6  6
Europe, excl UK and Ireland
 0  0  3
North America
 3  0  3
Asia
 3  3  3
Other
 0  0  3
Not elsewhere included(4)
 18  9  15
Total  795  933  1,266

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 Queenstown-Lakes District and New Zealand,(1)(2) 2006 Census
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
English
 20,634  3,673,623
Māori
 291  157,113
Samoan
 27  85,428
NZ Sign Language
 72  24,090
Other
 2,490  509,358
None(3)
 414  75,567
Total people  21,183  3,830,757

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 Queenstown-Lakes District and New Zealand,(1)(2) 2006 Census
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
English
 1,209  530,892
Māori
 168  131,610
Samoan
 3  3,693
NZ Sign Language
 6  5,538
Other
 48  9,264
None(3)
 42  15,576
Total people  1,257  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 Queenstown-Lakes District,(1)(2) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
English
 12,912  15,417  20,631
Māori
 189  213  291
Samoan
 18  30  27
NZ Sign Language
 78  84  72
Other
 1,173  1,410  2,490
None(3)
 327  315  414
Total people  13,362  15,819  21,183

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 Queenstown-Lakes District,(1)(2) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
English
 735  885  1,209
Māori
 105  129  168
Samoan
 3  6  3
NZ Sign Language
 12  6  6
Other
 33  24  48
None(3)
 39  30  42
Total people  786  921  1,254

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 Queenstown-Lakes District and New Zealand,(1) 2006 Census
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
None(2)
 414  75,198
One
 18,102  3,083,904
Two
 2,112  562,446
Three
 393  83,400
Four
 111  19,281
Five
 45  5,052
Six
 9  1,479
Not elsewhere included(3)
 1,773  197,190
Total  22,956  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 Queenstown-Lakes District and New Zealand,(1) 2006 Census
 
Region/ City/ DistrictNew Zealand
None(2)
 42  15,462
One
 1,020  407,094
Two
 168  122,469
Three
 18  7,128
Four
 3  1,587
Five
 6  381
Six
 0  234
Not elsewhere included(3)
 9  10,971
Total  1,266  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 Queenstown-Lakes District,(1) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
None(2)
 327  312  411
One
 11,745  13,923  18,105
Two
 1,020  1,242  2,112
Three
 198  243  393
Four
 48  81  111
Five
 18  12  45
Six
 6  6  9
Not elsewhere included(3)
 924  1,221  1,773
Total  14,286  17,040  22,959

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 Queenstown-Lakes District,(1) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
None(2)
 36  30  42
One
 618  750  1,020
Two
 114  123  165
Three
 12  9  21
Four
 0  3  3
Five
 0  0  6
Six
 0  3  0
Not elsewhere included(3)
 15  12  12
Total  798  933  1,266

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.