Pacific Profiles: 2006 is a series of seven reports, based on results of the 2006 census.
Each profile provides detailed information for the seven largest Pacific ethnic groups in New Zealand: Samoans, who make up the largest proportion (49 percent); Cook Island Maori (22 percent); Tongans (19 percent); Niueans (8 percent); Fijians (4 percent); Tokelauans (3 percent); and Tuvaluans (1 percent).
The profiles include information on demographics, language, religion, families and households, education, the labour force, income, housing, access to amenities such as the Internet, smoking behaviour and number of children born to women.
The profiles highlight trends within each Pacific ethnic group. They analyse each Pacific group's New Zealand-born and overseas-born populations and make comparisons with previous census data. They also highlight differences and similarities by comparing each Pacific ethnic group with the total Pacific and total New Zealand populations.