Ethnic Intermarriages

The Herald has interesting data on the proportion of NZers who have married someone of a different ethnicity. In order they are:

  • Asian females 8%
  • European females 12%
  • European males 13%
  • Asian males 22%
  • Pacific males 36%
  • Pacific females 48%
  • Maori males 71%
  • Maori females 73%

I think intermarriage is a good thing in society, Without it you run the risk of non-integration and segregation. Of course on an individual level it should be about whom you love, but it is good to see at a societal level there doesn’t appear to be huge resistance to marrying people of a different ethnicity.

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