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Hutt City

Languages spoken

In Hutt City, Māori was the commonly spoken language after English in 2018.

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.

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.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

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

Multi-response

Languages spoken - Summary
Hutt City20182013Change
Languages spoken - SummaryNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2013 to 2018
English only75,96672.775.569,33670.672.8+6,630
Māori only1800.20.12010.20.1-21
Māori and English4,1314.02.93,3453.42.5+786
No language (too young to talk)2,5952.52.11,6561.71.6+939
Not stated / included------6,0456.25.6-6,045
Total population104,532100.0100.098,232100.0100.0+6,300
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 / included" category in 2018, and users should use caution when comparing to earlier Census years.

Languages spoken - Ranked by size
Hutt City20182013Change
Languages spoken - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2013 to 2018
English99,43295.196.188,50990.191.3+10,923
Māori 4,9294.73.54,1734.23.3+756
Samoan4,7014.52.94,4644.53.1+237
Hindi1,7791.71.21,4671.51.1+312
Northern Chinese1,4971.41.38070.80.8+690
Yue1,3081.31.01,1701.21.0+138
French1,2271.22.01,1101.11.9+117
Tagalog1,0591.00.98160.80.8+243
German9390.91.38670.91.3+72
Gujarati9060.90.77890.80.7+117
Semitic not further defined9060.90.77560.80.6+150
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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

Excludes languages with fewer than 12 people speaking them at home.

Languages spoken - Totals
Hutt City20182013Change
Languages spoken - TotalsNumber% of total populationWellington Region %Number% of total populationWellington Region %2013 to 2018
Not stated / included------6,0456.25.6-6,045
Total population82,872100.0100.098,235100.0100.0-15,363
Total respondents82,872100.0100.092,19093.894.4-9,318
Total responses132,933160.4155.4121,848124.0123.8+11,085
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 / included" category in 2018, and users should use caution when comparing to earlier Census years.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken by the population of Hutt City in 2018 compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those who spoke Māori, or Māori and English.

Overall, 72.7% spoke English only and 4.1% spoke Māori, or Māori and English, compared with 75.5% and 3.0% respectively for Wellington Region.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Hutt City was Māori , with 4.7% of the population, or 4,929 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Hutt City and Wellington Region in 2018 were:

  • A larger percentage who speak Samoan at home (4.5% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage who speak Māori at home (4.7% compared to 3.5%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population.

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people who spoke Māori, or Māori and English increased by 765 or 21.6%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 6,630 or 9.6%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Hutt City between 2013 and 2018 were for those speaking:

  • Māori (+756 responses)
  • Northern Chinese (+690 responses)
  • Fiji Hindi (+588 responses)
  • Hindi (+312 responses)

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