Stats NZ has a new website.

For new releases go to

www.stats.govt.nz

As we transition to our new site, you'll still find some Stats NZ information here on this archive site.

  • Share this page to Facebook
  • Share this page to Twitter
  • Share this page to Google+
2013 Census tables about a place:
Taranaki Region

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

2013 Census

Ethnic groups of people in Taranaki Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Ethnic groups(1) Taranaki Region New Zealand
European 89,802 2,969,391
Māori 18,150 598,602
Pacific peoples 1,701 295,944
Asian 3,594 471,708
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 447 46,953
Other ethnicity    
New Zealander 2,064 65,976
Other ethnicity nec 48 1,788
Total other ethnicity 2,109 67,752
Total people stated 104,148 4,011,399
Not elsewhere included(2) 5,460 230,649
Total people 109,608 4,242,048

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.
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
nec = not elsewhere classified.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Ethnic groups of people in Taranaki Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Ethnic groups(1) 2001 2006 2013
European 89,454 77,166 89,802
Māori 14,562 15,798 18,150
Pacific peoples 1,059 1,365 1,701
Asian 1,500 2,154 3,594
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African(2) 204 225 447
Other ethnicity(3)      
New Zealander .. 13,611 2,064
Other ethnicity nec 12 21 48
Total other ethnicity 12 13,626 2,109
Total people stated 99,327 100,263 104,148
Not elsewhere included(4) 3,531 3,861 5,460
Total people 102,858 104,127 109,608

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.
2. 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.
3. Consists of responses for a number of small ethnic groups and for New Zealander. New Zealander was included as a new category for the 2006 Census.  In 2001, New Zealander was counted in the European category.
4. In 2001, consisted of Black, other not further defined, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
nec = not elsewhere classified.
Symbol: .. figure not available
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace

2013 Census

Birthplace of people in Taranaki Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Taranaki Region New Zealand
New Zealand 90,135 2,980,827
Australia(1) 1,560 62,715
Pacific Islands(2) 750 151,530
UK and Ireland 5,241 265,203
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 1,182 71,430
North America 561 31,263
Asia 2,451 316,470
Middle East and Africa 1,323 90,285
Other 162 12,891
Total people stated 103,362 3,982,611
Not elsewhere included(3) 6,249 259,434
Total people 109,608 4,242,048

1. Includes Australian external territories.
2. Consists of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
3. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace of Māori in Taranaki Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Taranaki Region New Zealand
New Zealand 17,565 579,639
Overseas 339 10,713
Total people stated 17,904 590,352
Not elsewhere included(1) 246 8,250
Total people 18,150 598,605

1. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Birthplace of people in Taranaki Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 90,216 88,542 90,135
Australia(1) 1,296 1,467 1,560
Pacific Islands(2) 336 468 750
UK and Ireland 4,452 4,977 5,241
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 1,047 1,125 1,182
North America 318 420 561
Asia 1,008 1,515 2,451
Middle East and Africa 564 945 1,323
Other 57 72 162
Total people stated 99,294 99,531 103,362
Not elsewhere included(3) 3,564 4,593 6,249
Total people 102,858 104,127 109,608

1. Includes Australian external territories.
2. Consists of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
3. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace of Māori in Taranaki Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 14,190 15,150 17,565
Overseas 186 234 339
Total people stated 14,376 15,387 17,904
Not elsewhere included(1) 183 414 246
Total people 14,562 15,801 18,150

1. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Languages spoken

2013 Census

Languages spoken by people in Taranaki Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Taranaki Region New Zealand
English 100,809 3,819,972
Māori 3,849 148,395
Samoan 273 86,403
NZ Sign Language 543 20,235
Other 5,631 590,154
None(2) 1,578 67,509
Total people stated 102,954 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(3) 6,774 277,614
Total people 109,608 4,242,048

1. Includes all 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 were counted in each applicable group.   
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.     
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Languages spoken by Māori in Taranaki Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Taranaki Region New Zealand
English 17,139 567,081
Māori 3,225 125,352
Samoan 48 3,753
NZ Sign Language 150 4,614
Other 165 9,000
None(2) 378 13,158
Total people stated 17,730 588,267
Not elsewhere included(3) 438 11,532
Total people 18,150 598,602

1. Includes all 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 were counted in each applicable group.   
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.     
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Languages spoken by people in Taranaki Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 96,648 96,633 100,809
Māori 4,299 3,936 3,849
Samoan 333 291 273
NZ Sign Language 948 699 543
Other 3,879 4,662 5,631
None(2) 1,881 1,761 1,578
Total people stated 98,931 98,880 102,954
Not elsewhere included(3) 4,095 5,388 6,774
Total people 102,858 104,124 109,608

1. Includes all 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 were counted in each applicable group.   
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.     
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Languages spoken by Māori in Taranaki Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 13,614 14,520 17,139
Māori 3,420 3,216 3,225
Samoan 81 57 48
NZ Sign Language 252 177 150
Other 201 165 165
None(2) 489 441 378
Total people stated 14,274 15,150 17,730
Not elsewhere included(3) 327 678 438
Total people 14,559 15,798 18,150

1. Includes all 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 were counted in each applicable group.   
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.     
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken

2013 Census

Number of languages spoken by people in Taranaki Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Taranaki Region New Zealand
None(1) 1,557 65,853
One 92,073 3,169,596
Two 8,058 621,030
Three 978 91,458
Four 219 19,434
Five 51 4,611
Six 15 1,380
Total people stated 102,957 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(2) 6,651 268,692
Total people 109,608 4,242,048

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken by Māori in Taranaki Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Taranaki Region New Zealand
None(1) 372 12,828
One 14,193 450,054
Two 2,988 117,108
Three 147 6,459
Four 27 1,341
Five 3 312
Six 0 165
Total people stated 17,733 588,267
Not elsewhere included(2) 417 10,335
Total people 18,150 598,602

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Number of languages spoken by people in Taranaki Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 1,869 1,752 1,557
One 88,725 88,503 92,073
Two 6,987 7,347 8,058
Three 990 969 978
Four 297 225 219
Five 48 60 51
Six 15 24 15
Total people stated 98,931 98,880 102,957
Not elsewhere included(2) 3,927 5,247 6,651
Total people 102,858 104,127 109,608

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken by Māori in Taranaki Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 480 438 372
One 10,365 11,532 14,193
Two 3,132 2,967 2,988
Three 219 174 147
Four 54 30 27
Five 18 6 3
Six 6 3 0
Total people stated 14,274 15,150 17,733
Not elsewhere included(2) 285 648 417
Total people 14,559 15,801 18,150

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

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.

  • Share this page to Facebook
  • Share this page to Twitter
  • Share this page to Google+
Top
  • Share this page to Facebook
  • Share this page to Twitter
  • Share this page to Google+