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Kāpiti Coast District

Languages spoken

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

The Kāpiti Coast 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 Kāpiti Coast 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
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Languages spoken - summaryNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
English only40,44982.472.838,73683.874.5+1,713
Māori only750.20.1600.10.1+15
Māori and English1,5453.12.51,5003.22.8+45
Other language combinations4,0688.317.33,4897.616.7+579
No language (too young to talk)6001.21.66781.51.9-78
Not stated / included2,3704.85.61,7373.83.9+633

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
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Languages spoken - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
English
45,86193.491.343,57294.392.6+2,289
map this data in atlas.idMāori1,8183.73.31,7373.83.5+81
French
7861.61.98221.82.2-36
German
6031.21.35341.21.3+69
Dutch
4530.90.64681.00.7-15
Afrikaans
2880.60.51710.40.4+117
New Zealand Sign Language
2460.50.73030.70.6-57
Spanish
2400.50.91950.40.7+45
Yue
2190.41.01980.41.1+21
Japanese
1890.40.51920.40.5-3
map this data in atlas.idSamoan1890.43.11920.43.2-3
Tagalog
1800.40.8720.20.4+108
Italian
1320.30.31320.30.40
Northern Chinese
1200.20.8510.10.6+69
Hindi
960.21.1450.10.8+51
Russian
930.20.3600.10.3+33
Gujarati
750.20.7570.10.7+18
Thai
720.10.2360.10.2+36
Semitic not further defined
630.10.6690.10.7-6
Polish
600.10.1480.10.2+12
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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
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Languages spoken - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included2,3704.85.61,7373.83.9+633
Total population49,107100.0100.046,200100.0100.0+2,907
Total respondents46,73795.294.444,46396.296.1+2,274
Total responses55,620113.3123.852,038112.6122.5+3,582

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% French, Wellington Region: 1.9% German, Wellington Region: 1.3% Dutch, Wellington Region: 0.6% Afrikaans, Wellington Region: 0.5% New Zealand Sign Language, Wellington Region: 0.7% Spanish, Wellington Region: 0.9% Yue, Wellington Region: 1.0% Samoan, Wellington Region: 3.1% Japanese, Wellington Region: 0.5% Māori, Kāpiti Coast District: 3.7% French, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.6% German, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.2% Dutch, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.9% Afrikaans, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.6% New Zealand Sign Language, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.5% Spanish, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.5% Yue, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.4% Samoan, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.4% Japanese, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.4%
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, Kāpiti Coast District: +81 French, Kāpiti Coast District: -36 German, Kāpiti Coast District: +69 Dutch, Kāpiti Coast District: -15 Afrikaans, Kāpiti Coast District: +117 New Zealand Sign Language, Kāpiti Coast District: -57 Spanish, Kāpiti Coast District: +45 Yue, Kāpiti Coast District: +21 Samoan, Kāpiti Coast District: -3 Japanese, Kāpiti Coast District: -3
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 Kāpiti Coast District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, as well as a larger proportion of those who spoke Māori, or Māori and English.

Overall, 82.4% spoke English only and 3.3% 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 Kāpiti Coast District was Māori, with 3.7% of the population, or 1,818 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of the Kāpiti Coast District and the Wellington Region in 2013 was:

  • A smaller percentage who speak Samoan at home (0.4% compared to 3.1%)

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 60 or 3.8%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 1,713 or 4.4%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in the Kāpiti Coast District between 2006 and 2013 were for those speaking:

  • Afrikaans (+117 responses)
  • Tagalog (+108 responses)
  • Māori (+81 responses)
  • German (+69 responses)

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