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Masterton District

Ethnic groups

In 2013, 83.2% of the population in the Masterton District identified their ethnicity as European.

To get a more complete picture of the Masterton 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
Masterton District20132006Change
Ethnic group - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
European19,44083.273.217,16975.967.5+2,271
Māori4,17017.912.43,72616.512.3+444
Pacific peoples7353.17.76002.77.7+135
Asian5432.310.03631.68.1+180
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African600.31.4570.31.2+3
New Zealander4652.01.72,67011.810.5-2,205
Other ethnicity90.00.0120.10.0-3

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
Masterton District20132006Change
Ethnic group - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included9003.94.85912.63.3+309
Total population23,352100.0100.022,623100.0100.0+729
Total respondents22,45296.195.222,03297.496.7+420
Total responses25,422108.9106.424,597108.7107.4+825

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, Wellington Region: 73.2% Māori, Wellington Region: 12.4% Pacific peoples, Wellington Region: 7.7% Asian, Wellington Region: 10.0% Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Wellington Region: 1.4% New Zealander, Wellington Region: 1.7% Other ethnicity, Wellington Region: 0.0% European, Masterton District: 83.2% Māori, Masterton District: 17.9% Pacific peoples, Masterton District: 3.1% Asian, Masterton District: 2.3% Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Masterton District: 0.3% New Zealander, Masterton District: 2.0% Other ethnicity, Masterton District: 0.0%
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, Masterton District: +2,271 Māori, Masterton District: +444 Pacific peoples, Masterton District: +135 Asian, Masterton District: +180 New Zealander, Masterton District: -2,205 Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Masterton District: +3 Other ethnicity, Masterton 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 ethnic population in the Masterton District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a larger proportion of people who identified themselves as European, a larger proportion of people who identified themselves as Māori and a smaller proportion of people who identified themselves as Pacific Peoples.

Overall, 83.2% of the population identified themselves as European, 17.9% as Māori and 3.1% as Pacific Peoples, compared with 73.2%, 12.4% and 7.7% for the Wellington Region respectively.

The major differences between the ethnic groups responses of the population in the Masterton District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of responses to European ethnic group (83.2% compared to 73.2%)
  • A larger percentage of responses to Māori ethnic group (17.9% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to Asian ethnic group (2.3% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to Pacific peoples ethnic group (3.1% compared to 7.7%)

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:

  • European (+2,271 responses)
  • New Zealander (-2,205 responses)
  • Māori (+444 responses)
  • Asian (+180 responses)

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