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In 2013, 60.0% of the population in the Porirua City identified their ethnicity as European.

To get a more complete picture of the Porirua 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
Porirua City20132006Change
Ethnic group - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
European
31,04760.073.226,19954.067.5+4,848
Māori
10,13419.612.49,64519.912.3+489
map this data in atlas.idPacific peoples12,73824.67.712,26725.37.7+471
map this data in atlas.idAsian3,1176.010.02,0884.38.1+1,029
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African
3600.71.42370.51.2+123
New Zealander
6361.21.74,0928.410.5-3,456
Other ethnicity
270.10.0120.00.0+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
Porirua City20132006Change
Ethnic group - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included3,1056.04.82,4275.03.3+678
Total population51,717100.0100.048,546100.0100.0+3,171
Total respondents48,61294.095.246,11995.096.7+2,493
Total responses58,059112.3106.454,540112.3107.4+3,519

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, Porirua City: 60.0% Māori, Porirua City: 19.6% Pacific peoples, Porirua City: 24.6% Asian, Porirua City: 6.0% Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Porirua City: 0.7% New Zealander, Porirua City: 1.2% Other ethnicity, Porirua 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, Porirua City: +4,848 Pacific peoples, Porirua City: +471 Māori, Porirua City: +489 Asian, Porirua City: +1,029 New Zealander, Porirua City: -3,456 Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Porirua City: +123 Other ethnicity, Porirua 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 Porirua City in 2013 compared to the Wellington 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 larger proportion of people who identified themselves as Pacific Peoples.

Overall, 60.0% of the population identified themselves as European, 19.6% as Māori and 24.6% 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 Porirua City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of responses to Pacific peoples ethnic group (24.6% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of responses to Māori ethnic group (19.6% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to European ethnic group (60.0% compared to 73.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to Asian ethnic group (6.0% compared to 10.0%)

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:

  • European (+4,848 responses)
  • New Zealander (-3,456 responses)
  • Asian (+1,029 responses)
  • Māori (+489 responses)

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