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Carterton District

Languages spoken

In the Carterton District, Māori was the commonly spoken language after English in 2013.

The Carterton District's language statistics show the proportion of the population that speaks and understands a language other than English. They are indicative of how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language. Language statistics also provide an indicator for the monitoring of language education programs.

The Carterton District's language data should be analysed in conjunction with Ethnicity statistics, Māori Descent, Country of Birth, and Religion statistics to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups in the area.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which language(s) could you have a conversation about a lot of everyday things?'.

Multi-response

Total population

Languages spoken - Summary
Carterton District20132006Change
Languages spoken - summaryNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
English only7,12586.672.86,23187.874.5+894
Māori only120.10.1----0.1--
Māori and English1411.72.51201.72.8+21
Other language combinations4805.817.33875.516.7+93
No language (too young to talk)1261.51.61051.51.9+21
Not stated / included3484.25.62523.63.9+96

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Languages spoken - Ranked by size
Carterton District20132006Change
Languages spoken - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
English7,73193.991.36,71194.592.6+1,020
Māori1802.23.31381.93.5+42
Dutch1351.60.61111.60.7+24
French1051.31.9901.32.2+15
German510.61.3510.71.30
New Zealand Sign Language420.50.7240.30.6+18
Japanese210.30.590.10.5+12
Spanish180.20.9180.30.70
Afrikaans180.20.5----0.4--
Italian150.20.360.10.4+9
Tagalog150.20.890.10.4+6
Polish120.10.1----0.2--
Samoan120.13.1150.23.2-3
Gujarati120.10.7120.20.70
Hindi90.11.1----0.8--
Yue90.11.090.11.10
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Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes languages with fewer than 6 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Languages spoken - Totals
Carterton District20132006Change
Languages spoken - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included3484.25.62523.63.9+96
Total population8,232100.0100.07,095100.0100.0+1,137
Total respondents7,88495.894.46,84396.496.1+1,041
Total responses8,895108.1123.87,611107.3122.5+1,284

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Languages spoken, 2013
Languages spoken, 2013 Māori, Wellington Region: 3.3% Dutch, Wellington Region: 0.6% French, Wellington Region: 1.9% German, Wellington Region: 1.3% New Zealand Sign Language, Wellington Region: 0.7% Japanese, Wellington Region: 0.5% Spanish, Wellington Region: 0.9% Afrikaans, Wellington Region: 0.5% Tagalog, Wellington Region: 0.8% Italian, Wellington Region: 0.3% Māori, Carterton District: 2.2% Dutch, Carterton District: 1.6% French, Carterton District: 1.3% German, Carterton District: 0.6% New Zealand Sign Language, Carterton District: 0.5% Japanese, Carterton District: 0.3% Spanish, Carterton District: 0.2% Afrikaans, Carterton District: 0.2% Tagalog, Carterton District: 0.2% Italian, Carterton District: 0.2%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in languages spoken, 2006 to 2013
Change in languages spoken, 2006 to 2013 Māori, Carterton District: +42 Dutch, Carterton District: +24 French, Carterton District: +15 German, Carterton District: 0 New Zealand Sign Language, Carterton District: +18 Japanese, Carterton District: +12 Spanish, Carterton District: 0 Tagalog, Carterton District: +6 Italian, Carterton District: +9
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken by the population of the Carterton District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those who spoke Māori, or Māori and English.

Overall, 86.6% spoke English only and 1.9% spoke Māori, or Māori and English, compared with 72.8% and 2.6% respectively for the Wellington Region.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the Carterton District was Māori, with 2.2% of the population, or 180 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of the Carterton District and the Wellington Region in 2013 were:

  • A larger percentage who speak Dutch at home (1.6% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage who speak Samoan at home (0.1% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage who speak Māori at home (2.2% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage who speak Hindi at home (0.1% compared to 1.1%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people who spoke Māori, or Māori and English increased by 33 or 27.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 894 or 14.3%.

There were no major differences in the Carterton District between 2006 and 2013.

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