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Pacific peoples

Statistics about Pacific peoples cover well-being, language and culture, health and disability, housing, and work (both paid and unpaid) and income, as well as population size and population projections for different Pacific ethnic groups.

Information releases

Explore our latest statistics about Pacific peoples.

National Ethnic Population Projections 
Summaries of the projected Māori, Pacific, Asian, and European ethnic populations of New Zealand based on different combinations of fertility, mortality, migration, and inter-ethnic mobility assumptions.

New Zealand General Social Survey
The survey covers a wide range of social and economic measures, and shows how well-being outcomes are distributed across different groups within the New Zealand population, including ethnic groups.

New Zealand Disability Survey 
Information on people living with and without impairments in New Zealand, providing a picture of how many disabled people live in New Zealand, including their age, ethnicity, and labour force status. It also provides information on the nature, duration, and cause of people’s impairments, and their support and equipment needs.

Data

Analyse the numbers.

2013 Census ethnic group profiles (published 2014)
2013 Census information about ethnic groups living in New Zealand, with information about the major ethnic group Pacific peoples, as well as the ethnic groups within that broad category. Includes overviews of topics such as population and geography, birthplace, education, and housing.

National ethnic population projections tables 
The projected Māori, Pacific, Asian, and European ethnic populations of New Zealand by age and sex, based on different combinations of fertility, mortality, migration, and inter-ethnic mobility assumptions. These tables are available from NZ.Stat.

2001 Census: Pacific peoples
Excel tables with a wide variety of demographic, social, and economic information from the 2001 Census for Pacific peoples. Data is mainly presented at a national level.

Reports and articles

Explore information we’ve gathered from research and analysis.

Working together: Racial discrimination in New Zealand (published 2012)
Report about whether New Zealanders feel racially discriminated against. It also provides background data on overall levels of perceived discrimination and where this takes place. This report uses data from the New Zealand General Social Survey.

2011 Tokelau Census of Population and Dwellings (published 2011–12)
Information from the 2011 Tokelau Census.

Pacific Progress reports (published 2002–12)
Report series providing a statistical overview of Pacific peoples in New Zealand that informs our understanding of how to improve outcomes for Pacific peoples. This was a collaborative project between the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs and Statistics NZ.

Subnational Ethnic Population Projections (published 2010) 
Summaries of the projected Māori, Pacific, Asian, and European ethnic populations of regional council areas (regions) and territorial authority areas. 

Pacific mobility in New Zealand (published 2009)
People of Pacific ethnicities have a long history of settlement in New Zealand, and on-going migration from the Pacific. This paper reports on the diversity and migration of the Pacific population within New Zealand. Downloadable Excel tables are available in this report.

See more Pacific peoples reports and articles.

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