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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Auckland Region
Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

  • 59.3 percent of people in Auckland Region belong to the European ethnic group, compared with 74.0 percent for New Zealand as a whole.
  • 10.7 percent of people in Auckland Region belong to the Māori ethnic group, compared with 14.9 percent for all of New Zealand.

Ethnic groups in Auckland Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Auckland Region (percent) New Zealand (percent)
European 59.3 74.0
Māori 10.7 14.9
Pacific peoples 14.6 7.4
Asian 23.1 11.8
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 1.9 1.2
Other ethnicity    
New Zealander 1.1 1.6
Other ethnicity nec 0.1 0.0
Total other ethnicity 1.2 1.7

1. Includes all people who stated each ethnic group, whether as their only ethnic group or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group. As a result percentages do not add up to 100.
Note: nec = not elsewhere classified.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace 

Total population

  • 39.1 percent of people in Auckland Region were born overseas, compared with 25.2 percent for New Zealand as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Auckland Region, the most common birthplace was England, and England is the most common overseas birthplace for all of New Zealand.

Māori population

  • 2.1 percent of Māori in Auckland Region were born overseas, compared with 1.8 percent for New Zealand as a whole. 
     

Languages spoken

Total population

  • After English, the next most common language spoken in Auckland Region is Samoan, which is spoken by 4.4 percent of people. For New Zealand as a whole, the most common language apart from English is te reo Māori, spoken by 3.7 percent of people.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by less than one percent of people in Auckland Region, compared with less than one percent of people for all of New Zealand.
  • 69.4 percent of people in Auckland Region speak only one language, compared with 79.8 percent of people for all of New Zealand.

Māori population

  • After English, the next most common language spoken by Māori in Auckland Region is te reo Māori, which is spoken by 17.9 percent of Māori.
  • In New Zealand, the next most common language spoken by Māori is te reo Māori, which is spoken by 21.3 percent.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by less than one percent of Māori in Auckland Region compared with less than one percent of Māori for all of New Zealand.
  • 78.7 percent of Māori in Auckland Region speak only one language, compared with 76.5 percent of all Māori in New Zealand.

Note: Total population figures are for the census usually resident population count.

The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only 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.

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