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In 2013, 77.0% of the population in the Wanganui District identified their ethnicity as European.

To get a more complete picture of the Wanganui 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
Wanganui District20132006Change
Ethnic group - multi-responseNumber% of total populationNew Zealand %Number% of total populationNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
European
32,43677.070.030,58871.764.8+1,848
Māori
9,14121.714.19,07821.314.0+63
map this data in atlas.idPacific peoples1,1132.67.09872.36.6+126
map this data in atlas.idAsian1,1492.711.19812.38.8+168
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African
1590.41.1960.20.9+63
New Zealander
7591.81.64,35610.210.7-3,597
Other ethnicity
180.00.0120.00.0+6

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
Wanganui District20132006Change
Ethnic group - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationNew Zealand %Number% of total populationNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
Not stated / included2,4755.95.41,4223.34.2+1,053
Total population42,150100.0100.042,639100.0100.0-489
Total respondents39,67594.194.641,21796.795.8-1,542
Total responses44,775106.2104.946,098108.1105.8-1,323

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, Wanganui District: 77.0% Māori, Wanganui District: 21.7% Pacific peoples, Wanganui District: 2.6% Asian, Wanganui District: 2.7% Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Wanganui District: 0.4% New Zealander, Wanganui District: 1.8% Other ethnicity, Wanganui District: 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, Wanganui District: +1,848 Māori, Wanganui District: +63 Asian, Wanganui District: +168 Pacific peoples, Wanganui District: +126 New Zealander, Wanganui District: -3,597 Middle Eastern/Latin American/African, Wanganui District: +63 Other ethnicity, Wanganui District: +6
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 Wanganui District 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, 77.0% of the population identified themselves as European, 21.7% as Māori and 2.6% 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 Wanganui District and the New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of responses to Māori ethnic group (21.7% compared to 14.1%)
  • A larger percentage of responses to European ethnic group (77.0% compared to 70.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to Asian ethnic group (2.7% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to Pacific peoples ethnic group (2.6% 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 (-3,597 responses)
  • European (+1,848 responses)
  • Asian (+168 responses)
  • Pacific peoples (+126 responses)

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