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In 2013, 79.0% of the population in the Napier City identified their ethnicity as European.

To get a more complete picture of the Napier City'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
Napier City20132006Change
Ethnic group - multi-responseNumber% of total populationNew Zealand %Number% of total populationNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
European45,21379.070.039,08170.664.8+6,132
Māori10,42818.214.19,81017.714.0+618
Pacific peoples1,6862.97.01,3832.56.6+303
Asian1,8873.311.11,4012.58.8+486
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African2820.51.12040.40.9+78
New Zealander1,1192.01.67,71613.910.7-6,597
Other ethnicity330.10.0180.00.0+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
Napier City20132006Change
Ethnic group - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationNew Zealand %Number% of total populationNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included2,9165.15.41,3892.54.2+1,527
Total population57,240100.0100.055,359100.0100.0+1,881
Total respondents54,32494.994.653,97097.595.8+354
Total responses60,648106.0104.959,613107.7105.8+1,035

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, New Zealand: 70.0% Māori, New Zealand: 14.1% Pacific peoples, New Zealand: 7.0% Asian, New Zealand: 11.1% Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, New Zealand: 1.1% New Zealander, New Zealand: 1.6% Other ethnicity, New Zealand: 0.0% European, Napier City: 79.0% Māori, Napier City: 18.2% Pacific peoples, Napier City: 2.9% Asian, Napier City: 3.3% Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Napier City: 0.5% New Zealander, Napier City: 2.0% Other ethnicity, Napier City: 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, Napier City: +6,132 Māori, Napier City: +618 Asian, Napier City: +486 Pacific peoples, Napier City: +303 New Zealander, Napier City: -6,597 Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Napier City: +78 Other ethnicity, Napier City: +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 Napier City in 2013 compared to the New Zealand 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, 79.0% of the population identified themselves as European, 18.2% as Māori and 2.9% as Pacific Peoples, compared with 70.0%, 14.1% and 7.0% for the New Zealand respectively.

The major differences between the ethnic groups responses of the population in the Napier City and the New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of responses to European ethnic group (79.0% compared to 70.0%)
  • A larger percentage of responses to Māori ethnic group (18.2% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to Asian ethnic group (3.3% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to Pacific peoples ethnic group (2.9% compared to 7.0%)

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 (-6,597 responses)
  • European (+6,132 responses)
  • Māori (+618 responses)
  • Asian (+486 responses)

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