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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.
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|Languages spoken - Summary|
|Languages spoken - Summary||Number||% of total population||Porirua City %||Number||% of total population||Porirua City %||2013 to 2018|
|Māori and English||51||2.2||4.6||39||1.7||4.0||+12|
|No language (too young to talk)||45||2.0||2.6||54||2.4||1.9||-9|
|Not stated / included||--||--||--||78||3.4||7.3||-78|
|Languages spoken - Ranked by size|
|Languages spoken - multi-response||Number||% of total population||Porirua City %||Number||% of total population||Porirua City %||2013 to 2018|
|Languages spoken - Totals|
|Languages spoken - Totals||Number||% of total population||Porirua City %||Number||% of total population||Porirua City %||2013 to 2018|
|Not stated / included||--||--||--||--||0.0||7.3||--|
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:
Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population.
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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