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2013 Census ethnic group profiles:
Somali
Key facts

The Somali ethnic group comprised 1,617 people or less than 1 percent of people that stated an ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013.

For people identifying with the Somali ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The most common region this group lived in was Waikato Region (33.1 percent).
  • The median age (half are younger and half are older than this age) was 19.9 years.
  • 31.3 percent were born in New Zealand and 68.7 percent were born overseas.
  • 59.4 percent aged 15 years and over had a formal qualification.
  • $8,700 was the median income (half received less and half received more income) for those aged 15 years and over.

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. The accuracy of percentages and medians may be affected by this rounding, particularly for ethnic groups with small populations.

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