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Hutt CityCommunity profile

In 2018, 67.6% of the population in Hutt City identified their ethnicity as European.

To get a more complete picture of Hutt City's cultural and ethnic characteristics Ethnicity data should be viewed in conjunction with Maori 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.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'Which ethnic group do you belong to?'.

Multi-response

Note: This page includes data from the 2018 Census. Between 2013 and 2018, the geographical classification was changed, and with it many boundaries were altered. As a result, you may see different small area options when comparing to pages that do not yet show 2018 data. Learn more.

Ethnic groups
Hutt City20182013Change
Ethnic group - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2013 to 2018
European70,64167.674.666,05167.273.2+4,590
Maori19,26018.414.315,87916.212.4+3,381
Pacific peoples12,00311.58.410,25710.47.7+1,746
Asian15,88815.212.910,89611.110.0+4,992
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African1,6681.61.91,0621.11.4+606
New Zealander1,1251.11.21,4611.51.7-336
Other ethnicity3210.30.2480.00.0+273
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: High
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Ethnic groups - Totals
Hutt City20182013Change
Ethnic group - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2013 to 2018
Not stated / included------5,1815.34.8-5,181
Total population104,532100.0100.098,238100.0100.0+6,294
Total respondents104,532100.0100.093,05794.795.2+11,475
Total responses120,906115.7113.6105,654107.5106.4+15,252
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: High
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Please note that in the 2018 Census, where data are not provided, responses are sourced from administrative datasets, in line with the procedures developed by Statistics New Zealand to supplement the 2018 dataset. Due to this, there is no "Not Stated" category in 2018, and users should use caution when comparing to earlier Census years.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the ethnic population in Hutt City in 2018 compared to 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 Maori and a larger proportion of people who identified themselves as Pacific Peoples.

Overall, 67.6% of the population identified themselves as European, 18.4% as Maori and 11.5% as Pacific Peoples, compared with 74.6%, 14.3% and 8.4% for Wellington Region respectively.

The major differences between the ethnic groups responses of the population in Hutt City and Wellington Region were:

  • A larger percentage of responses to Maori ethnic group (18.4% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of responses to Pacific peoples ethnic group (11.5% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of responses to Asian ethnic group (15.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to European ethnic group (67.6% compared to 74.6%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the ethnic group responses of population in this area between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Asian (+4,992 responses)
  • European (+4,590 responses)
  • Maori (+3,381 responses)
  • Pacific peoples (+1,746 responses)

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