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In 2013, 80.1% of the population in the Upper Hutt City identified their ethnicity as European.

To get a more complete picture of the Upper Hutt 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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Ethnic group - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
European
32,17280.173.228,28473.667.5+3,888
Māori
5,33713.312.45,20213.512.3+135
map this data in atlas.idPacific peoples1,8574.67.71,6504.37.7+207
map this data in atlas.idAsian2,2835.710.01,5214.08.1+762
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African
3780.91.42490.61.2+129
New Zealander
7411.81.74,63212.110.5-3,891
Other ethnicity
120.00.0150.00.0-3

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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Ethnic group - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included2,0105.04.89872.63.3+1,023
Total population40,179100.0100.038,415100.0100.0+1,764
Total respondents38,16995.095.237,42897.496.7+741
Total responses42,780106.5106.441,553108.2107.4+1,227

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, Upper Hutt City: 80.1% Māori, Upper Hutt City: 13.3% Pacific peoples, Upper Hutt City: 4.6% Asian, Upper Hutt City: 5.7% Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Upper Hutt City: 0.9% New Zealander, Upper Hutt City: 1.8% Other ethnicity, Upper Hutt City: 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, Upper Hutt City: +3,888 Māori, Upper Hutt City: +135 Asian, Upper Hutt City: +762 Pacific peoples, Upper Hutt City: +207 New Zealander, Upper Hutt City: -3,891 Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Upper Hutt City: +129 Other ethnicity, Upper Hutt City: -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 Upper Hutt City 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, 80.1% of the population identified themselves as European, 13.3% as Māori and 4.6% 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 Upper Hutt City and the Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of responses to European ethnic group (80.1% compared to 73.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to Asian ethnic group (5.7% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to Pacific peoples ethnic group (4.6% 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:

  • New Zealander (-3,891 responses)
  • European (+3,888 responses)
  • Asian (+762 responses)
  • Pacific peoples (+207 responses)

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