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Ruapehu District

Ethnic groups

In 2013, 66.7% of the population in the Ruapehu District identified their ethnicity as European.

To get a more complete picture of the Ruapehu 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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Ethnic group - multi-responseNumber% of total populationManawatu-Wanganui Region %Number% of total populationManawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
European7,89666.777.37,96258.770.7-66
Māori4,82440.719.64,95336.519.0-129
Pacific peoples2642.23.32792.12.7-15
Asian3272.84.92641.93.7+63
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African180.20.6270.20.5-9
New Zealander1591.31.91,36810.112.0-1,209
Other ethnicity----0.0120.10.0--

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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Ethnic group - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationManawatu-Wanganui Region %Number% of total populationManawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included4864.15.09246.83.1-438
Total population11,844100.0100.013,572100.0100.0-1,728
Total respondents11,35895.995.012,64893.296.9-1,290
Total responses13,488113.9107.614,865109.5108.6-1,377

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 77.3% Māori, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 19.6% Pacific peoples, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 3.3% Asian, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.9% Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.6% New Zealander, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.9% Other ethnicity, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.0% European, Ruapehu District: 66.7% Māori, Ruapehu District: 40.7% Pacific peoples, Ruapehu District: 2.2% Asian, Ruapehu District: 2.8% Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Ruapehu District: 0.2% New Zealander, Ruapehu District: 1.3%
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, Ruapehu District: -66 Māori, Ruapehu District: -129 Asian, Ruapehu District: +63 Pacific peoples, Ruapehu District: -15 New Zealander, Ruapehu District: -1,209 Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Ruapehu District: -9
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 Ruapehu District in 2013 compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui 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 smaller proportion of people who identified themselves as Pacific Peoples.

Overall, 66.7% of the population identified themselves as European, 40.7% as Māori and 2.2% as Pacific Peoples, compared with 77.3%, 19.6% and 3.3% for the Manawatu-Wanganui Region respectively.

The major differences between the ethnic groups responses of the population in the Ruapehu District and the Manawatu-Wanganui Region were:

  • A larger percentage of responses to Māori ethnic group (40.7% compared to 19.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to European ethnic group (66.7% compared to 77.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to Asian ethnic group (2.8% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to Pacific peoples ethnic group (2.2% compared to 3.3%)

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 (-1,209 responses)
  • Māori (-129 responses)
  • European (-66 responses)
  • Asian (+63 responses)

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