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Papakowhai

Languages spoken

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

Papakowhai'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.

Papakowhai'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
Papakowhai20182013Change
Languages spoken - SummaryNumber% of total populationPorirua City %Number% of total populationPorirua City %2013 to 2018
English only1,86982.270.91,84580.766.5+24
Māori only00.00.230.10.2-3
Māori and English512.24.6391.74.0+12
No language (too young to talk)452.02.6542.41.9-9
Not stated / included------783.47.3-78
Total population2,274100.0100.02,286100.0100.0-12
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
Papakowhai20182013Change
Languages spoken - multi-responseNumber% of total populationPorirua City %Number% of total populationPorirua City %2013 to 2018
English2,19996.794.92,13393.388.4+66
Māori 572.55.6482.14.9+9
Afrikaans361.60.9120.50.8+24
Samoan361.69.5241.09.4+12
French301.31.0331.41.0-3
Yue301.30.5301.30.40
Hindi271.20.7301.30.8-3
German210.90.7241.00.7-3
Northern Chinese180.80.6150.70.3+3
Spanish180.80.7120.50.6+6
Gujarati150.70.490.40.3+6
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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
Papakowhai20182013Change
Languages spoken - TotalsNumber% of total populationPorirua City %Number% of total populationPorirua City %2013 to 2018
Not stated / included--------0.07.3--
Total population1,965100.0100.0--0.0100.0--
Total respondents1,965100.0100.0--0.092.7--
Total responses2,679136.3163.4--0.0125.9--
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 Papakowhai in 2018 compared to Porirua City shows that there was a larger proportion of people who spoke English only, and a smaller proportion of those who spoke Māori, or Māori and English.

Overall, 82.2% spoke English only and 2.2% spoke Māori, or Māori and English, compared with 70.9% and 4.8% respectively for Porirua City.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Papakowhai was Māori , with 2.5% of the population, or 57 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Papakowhai and Porirua City in 2018 were:

  • A smaller percentage who speak Samoan at home (1.6% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage who speak Māori at home (2.5% compared to 5.6%)

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 9 or 21.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 24 or 1.3%.

There were no major differences in Papakowhai between 2013 and 2018.

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