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In the Upper Hutt City, Māori was the commonly spoken language after English in 2013.

The Upper Hutt City's language statistics show the proportion of the population that speaks and understands a language other than English. They are indicative of how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language. Language statistics also provide an indicator for the monitoring of language education programs.

The Upper Hutt City's language data should be analysed in conjunction with Ethnicity statistics, Māori Descent, Country of Birth, and Religion statistics to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups in the area.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which language(s) could you have a conversation about a lot of everyday things?'.

Multi-response

Total population

Languages spoken - Summary
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Languages spoken - summaryNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
English only32,02879.772.831,67782.574.5+351
Māori only390.10.1540.10.1-15
Māori and English8642.22.51,0502.72.8-186
Other language combinations4,35310.817.33,6849.616.7+669
No language (too young to talk)6091.51.67321.91.9-123
Not stated / included2,2805.75.61,2183.23.9+1,062

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Languages spoken - Ranked by size
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Languages spoken - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
English
36,97892.091.336,15094.192.6+828
map this data in atlas.idMāori1,2273.13.31,2573.33.5-30
map this data in atlas.idSamoan6871.73.14921.33.2+195
Afrikaans
4021.00.51770.50.4+225
French
3780.91.94471.22.2-69
New Zealand Sign Language
3720.90.72340.60.6+138
Dutch
3210.80.64351.10.7-114
Tagalog
3030.80.81020.30.4+201
German
2910.71.33480.91.3-57
Hindi
2760.71.11410.40.8+135
Spanish
1710.40.91350.40.7+36
Yue
1500.41.01350.41.1+15
Semitic not further defined
1350.30.61230.30.7+12
Tongan
1320.30.21320.30.30
Khmer
1170.30.31170.30.30
Northern Chinese
1140.30.81110.30.6+3
Japanese
1110.30.51350.40.5-24
Gujarati
960.20.7870.20.7+9
Panjabi
780.20.1540.10.1+24
Bantu, not elsewhere classified
690.20.1270.10.1+42
Vietnamese
660.20.2780.20.1-12
Italian
630.20.3630.20.40
Malaysian
600.10.3480.10.2+12
Arabic
540.10.3780.20.3-24
Tokelauan
510.10.3330.10.4+18
Russian
420.10.3420.10.30
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Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes languages with fewer than 6 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Languages spoken - Totals
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Languages spoken - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included2,2805.75.61,2183.23.9+1,062
Total population40,173100.0100.038,415100.0100.0+1,758
Total respondents37,89394.394.437,19796.896.1+696
Total responses46,734116.3123.843,776114.0122.5+2,958

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Languages spoken, 2013
Languages spoken, 2013 Māori, Wellington Region: 3.3% Samoan, Wellington Region: 3.1% Afrikaans, Wellington Region: 0.5% French, Wellington Region: 1.9% New Zealand Sign Language, Wellington Region: 0.7% Dutch, Wellington Region: 0.6% Tagalog, Wellington Region: 0.8% German, Wellington Region: 1.3% Hindi, Wellington Region: 1.1% Spanish, Wellington Region: 0.9% Māori, Upper Hutt City: 3.1% Samoan, Upper Hutt City: 1.7% Afrikaans, Upper Hutt City: 1.0% French, Upper Hutt City: 0.9% New Zealand Sign Language, Upper Hutt City: 0.9% Dutch, Upper Hutt City: 0.8% Tagalog, Upper Hutt City: 0.8% German, Upper Hutt City: 0.7% Hindi, Upper Hutt City: 0.7% Spanish, Upper Hutt City: 0.4%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in languages spoken, 2006 to 2013
Change in languages spoken, 2006 to 2013 Māori, Upper Hutt City: -30 Samoan, Upper Hutt City: +195 Afrikaans, Upper Hutt City: +225 French, Upper Hutt City: -69 New Zealand Sign Language, Upper Hutt City: +138 Dutch, Upper Hutt City: -114 Tagalog, Upper Hutt City: +201 German, Upper Hutt City: -57 Hindi, Upper Hutt City: +135 Spanish, Upper Hutt City: +36
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 language spoken by the population of the Upper Hutt City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a similar proportion of those who spoke Māori, or Māori and English.

Overall, 79.7% spoke English only and 2.2% spoke Māori, or Māori and English, compared with 72.8% and 2.6% respectively for the Wellington Region.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in the Upper Hutt City was Māori, with 3.1% of the population, or 1,227 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of the Upper Hutt City and the Wellington Region in 2013 was:

  • A smaller percentage who speak Samoan at home (1.7% compared to 3.1%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people who spoke Māori, or Māori and English decreased by 201 or 18.2%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 351 or 1.1%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in the Upper Hutt City between 2006 and 2013 were for those speaking:

  • Afrikaans (+225 responses)
  • Tagalog (+201 responses)
  • Samoan (+195 responses)
  • New Zealand Sign Language (+138 responses)

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