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Ethnic groups

In 2013, 59.3% of the population in the Far North District identified their ethnicity as European.

To get a more complete picture of the Far North District's cultural and ethnic characteristics Ethnicity data should be viewed in conjunction with Māori Descent, Birthplace, Year of Arrival, Language Spoken and Religion data.

Note: In the 2006 Census, the 'New Zealand' responses were classified under 'Other ethnicity', resulting in a noticeable difference between the 2006 and other census years. For more information, please refer to the Ethnicity page on the Stats NZ Census website.

Derived from the Census question:

'Which ethnic group do you belong to?'.

Multi-response

Total population

Ethnic groups
Far North District20132006Change
Ethnic group - multi-responseNumber% of total populationNorthland Region %Number% of total populationNorthland Region %2006 to 2013
European
33,03659.369.329,95853.662.9+3,078
Māori
22,11039.729.622,11339.629.3-3
map this data in atlas.idPacific peoples1,8873.42.91,5752.82.5+312
map this data in atlas.idAsian1,0892.02.67801.41.7+309
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African
2010.40.41350.20.2+66
New Zealander
8071.41.64,6718.49.9-3,864
Other ethnicity
390.10.0240.00.0+15

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

Ethnic groups - Totals
Far North District20132006Change
Ethnic group - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationNorthland Region %Number% of total populationNorthland Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included6,00610.88.55,5329.97.5+474
Total population55,734100.0100.055,842100.0100.0-108
Total respondents49,72889.291.550,31090.192.5-582
Total responses59,169106.2106.559,256106.1106.6-87

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

Ethnic groups, 2013
Ethnic groups, 2013 European, Northland Region: 69.3% Māori, Northland Region: 29.6% Pacific peoples, Northland Region: 2.9% Asian, Northland Region: 2.6% Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Northland Region: 0.4% New Zealander, Northland Region: 1.6% Other ethnicity, Northland Region: 0.0% European, Far North District: 59.3% Māori, Far North District: 39.7% Pacific peoples, Far North District: 3.4% Asian, Far North District: 2.0% Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Far North District: 0.4% New Zealander, Far North District: 1.4% Other ethnicity, Far North District: 0.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in ethnic groups, 2006 to 2013
Change in ethnic groups, 2006 to 2013 European, Far North District: +3,078 Māori, Far North District: -3 Pacific peoples, Far North District: +312 Asian, Far North District: +309 New Zealander, Far North District: -3,864 Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Far North District: +66 Other ethnicity, Far North District: +15
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 ethnic population in the Far North District in 2013 compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who identified themselves as European, a larger proportion of people who identified themselves as Māori and a similar proportion of people who identified themselves as Pacific Peoples.

Overall, 59.3% of the population identified themselves as European, 39.7% as Māori and 3.4% as Pacific Peoples, compared with 69.3%, 29.6% and 2.9% for the Northland Region respectively.

The major differences between the ethnic groups responses of the population in the Far North District and the Northland Region were:

  • A larger percentage of responses to Māori ethnic group (39.7% compared to 29.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to European ethnic group (59.3% compared to 69.3%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the ethnic group responses of population in this area between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • New Zealander (-3,864 responses)
  • European (+3,078 responses)
  • Pacific peoples (+312 responses)
  • Asian (+309 responses)

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