Census data

December 3rd, 2013 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

have released a bundle of data today. Some interesting extracts, first on Maori:

  • Maori population up 5.9% compared to total population up 5.3%
  • Of the 598,605 who identify as Maori, 292,938 (49%) also identify as European.
  • Total who are of Maori descent is 688,724 up 3.8%
  • Maori population up most in Selwyn with a 51.2% increase and Mackenzie District 60% increase. Biggest drop in Kawerau with 14.2% reduction.
  • 50% more Maori have a bachelor’s degree than last census
  • A small drop in the number of Maori who can converse in te reo Maori – down 4.8% from 131,610 to 125,352. 7,824 claim they can speak Maori only, and not English.
  • 4,212 people claim to be Maori even though they also say they are not of Maori descent!

Wider ethnicity:

  • Almost 1 out of 8 people living in New Zealand are Asian, up from about 1 in 11 in 2006
  • In Auckland, over 1 in 5 are Asian
  • Hindi now 4th most common language after English, Maori and Samoan

If NZ was a village of 100 people:

  • 51 are female
  • In 1981, we had only 74 people and in 1926 just 33 people
  • The median age has increased from 28 to 38 since 1981
  • 14 villagers are Maori
  • 70 were born in NZ, 7 in Asia, 6 in UK/Ireland, 4 in the Pacific, 2 in Middle East/Africa, 2 in Europe and 1 in Australia and 1 in North America
  • 21 have a tertiary qualification
  • 36 are employed full-time and 11 part-time

Other stats:

  • 24.3% of women have a Level 5 or higher qualification and only 20.9% of men
  • The number of women earning over $40,000 increased 61.9% and the number of men 32.5%
  • Male median income increased 15.8% and female 20.9%
  • The number of households with a landline dropped from 87.8% to 81.1%
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31 Responses to “Census data”

  1. big bruv (14,211 comments) says:

    “» 4,212 people claim to be Maori even though they also say they are not of Maori descent!”

    Hey…if there is treaty money going spare then count me in that number as well. Might as well try and get some of my money back.

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  2. wikiriwhis business (4,189 comments) says:

    ‘If NZ was a village of 100 people:’

    I saw this link online then it disappeared

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  3. wikiriwhis business (4,189 comments) says:

    ‘Hey…if there is treaty money going spare then count me in that number as well. Might as well try and get some of my money back.’

    you don’t get money cause you Maori. All funds go to iwi accounts. If an iwi decides to invest in businesses iwi members may get opportunities for employment. Then it helps to be related to someone within an iwi authority. Homeless Maori obviously aren’t.

    Go out and talk to Maori Bruv instead of bleating ignorance.

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  4. kowtow (8,928 comments) says:

    No quick links to religion?

    That was one of the boxes to tick .

    How many more Muslims are there here now?

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  5. RichardX (330 comments) says:

    36% employed full time, 11% part time
    I wonder how much that has changed over time

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  6. Manolo (14,161 comments) says:

    How many thousands have degrees in Political Science, Women Studies, Arts or Law? :-)

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  7. Graeme Edgeler (2,972 comments) says:

    Maori population up 5.9% compared to total population up 5.3%

    If NZ was a village of 100 people … 14 villagers are Maori

    Trying to work out how this fits with the historically common understanding of Maori being 15% of the population.

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  8. Huevon (228 comments) says:

    The Stats NZ website has much more info…

    Interesting that the number of couples without children has increased in each census, while the number of couples with children (ie married couples) and the number of solo-parent households (ie solo mums) is decreasing. 1 in 4 people now live alone.

    The liberal attack on the family seems to be working nicely.

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  9. gump (1,676 comments) says:

    @Huevon

    “Interesting that the number of couples without children has increased in each census, while the number of couples with children (ie married couples) and the number of solo-parent households (ie solo mums) is decreasing. 1 in 4 people now live alone.”

    ———————

    The fertility rate in an industrialised society drops as education levels rise and poverty decreases.

    This had nothing to do with liberalism. It’s a function of rising prosperity.

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  10. srylands (435 comments) says:

    The median income stats are a sober reminder how poor the country is – median income of $NZ 28,500. The good news is that things are on the up. For the next 12 months anyway :-)

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  11. dime (10,207 comments) says:

    1 in 5 Aucklanders are Asian? on top of that, they expect to buy houses :P

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  12. wikiriwhis business (4,189 comments) says:

    ‘1 in 5 Aucklanders are Asian? on top of that, they expect to buy houses’

    The largest group to have the 20% reserve. Anyone could suspect that reserve was especially created for them!

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  13. GJM (65 comments) says:

    “Total who are of Maori descent is 688,724 up 3.8%”
    Seems a big increase in the short time between census, although of course you only have to feel Maori to be one, and given the beneficiary class, there are good financial incentives to do so, such as the DPB.

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  14. OneTrack (3,347 comments) says:

    “For the next 12 months anyway :-)

    11 Months?

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  15. Graeme Edgeler (2,972 comments) says:

    “Total who are of Maori descent is 688,724 up 3.8%”
    Seems a big increase in the short time between census, although of course you only have to feel Maori to be one, and given the beneficiary class, there are good financial incentives to do so, such as the DPB.

    It’s smaller than the increase in people who aren’t of Maori descent. This isn’t (mostly) people who realise that they’re of Maori descent, it’s mostly additional people of Maori descent being born.

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  16. Fletch (6,516 comments) says:

    It’s interesting that in the “village of 100″, only 3 speak Maori. Which is 3%.
    So why the big push for Maori language in school and the like? Seems like we’re getting along fine without people knowing it.

    http://www.stats.govt.nz/Census/2013-census/profile-and-summary-reports/2013-census-infographic-nzvillage.aspx

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  17. Fletch (6,516 comments) says:

    ps, i would have been interested to see how many people identified as homosexual in the “village of 100″.
    Probably less than the number of people who speak Maori, I’d say.

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  18. wikiriwhis business (4,189 comments) says:

    Homo sexual’s belong to a minority of choice who demand human rights as a valid racial group.

    And they are very angry.

    Our small parliament are affected by them. Otherwise they coud not have gotten a foothold.

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  19. alwyn (438 comments) says:

    ” … have a level 5 qualification…’
    As someone who was educated in the School Cert, UE etc days, will someone please tell me what is a level 5 qualification?

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  20. RRM (10,097 comments) says:

    Graeme Edgeler:

    Maori population up 5.9% compared to total population up 5.3%

    If NZ was a village of 100 people … 14 villagers are Maori

    Trying to work out how this fits with the historically common understanding of Maori being 15% of the population.

    Maybe that 15% figure is similar to a lot of other “historically common understandings of Maori”… i.e., complete shit?

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  21. RRM (10,097 comments) says:

    Fletch –

    Are you saying small minority groups like Maoris and homosexuals should be suppressed?

    Or just ignored?

    Sorry it’s not very clear from the tone of your post.

    Doesn’t sound very Christian either way…

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  22. wikiriwhis business (4,189 comments) says:

    ‘have a level 5 qualification’

    Lvl 5 is first year degree lvl. Just means they passed first year study.

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  23. RRM (10,097 comments) says:

    wikiriwhis business –

    I am in a small minority of people (by choice) who keep chickens, pay net tax, and maintain old English motor cars.

    What human rights would you strip from people in my position?

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  24. wikiriwhis business (4,189 comments) says:

    ‘I am in a small minority of people (by choice) who keep chickens and maintain old English motor cars.

    What human rights would you strip from people in my position?’

    Possibly relegate Chicken Magazines to subscription and away from the public eye.

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  25. Ricardo (56 comments) says:

    And anything to do with Lucas.

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  26. MH (830 comments) says:

    688,000 by descent and some x thou are enrolled on the maori Roll by dissent and vice versa ?

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  27. wiseowl (974 comments) says:

    What is Nationals immigration policy??????

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  28. Odakyu-sen (851 comments) says:

    What is Nationals immigration policy??????

    More immigrants. Keep the population and the property prices up. (Most people seem happy with this…)

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  29. Odakyu-sen (851 comments) says:

    “And anything to do with Lucas.”

    Lucas. Prince of Darkness.

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  30. KiwiGreg (3,278 comments) says:

    @graeme and @RRM I think it’s just poor phrasing. “Maori” constitute 15% of the population (600k/4000k round numbers). The 5% is the increase versus increase in total population (ie Maori as a group increasing faster).

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  31. hj (7,139 comments) says:

    Manufacturing down by 30,000, more people born overseas, home ownership declining, when the people at the top suffer…. snowball in hell.

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