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Thames-Coromandel District

Languages spoken

In Thames-Coromandel District, Māori was the commonly spoken language after English in 2018.

Thames-Coromandel District'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.

Thames-Coromandel District'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

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.

Languages spoken - Summary
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
Languages spoken - SummaryNumber% of total populationWaikato Region %Number% of total populationWaikato Region %2013 to 2018
English only26,26587.980.522,07784.377.7+4,188
Māori only330.10.3330.10.40
Māori and English1,0533.55.28223.14.6+231
No language (too young to talk)4291.42.22491.01.5+180
Not stated / included------1,3775.36.1-1,377
Total population29,895100.0100.026,184100.0100.0+3,711
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
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
Languages spoken - multi-responseNumber% of total populationWaikato Region %Number% of total populationWaikato Region %2013 to 2018
English29,33498.196.224,43893.391.1+4,896
Māori 1,1793.95.99273.55.3+252
German4081.40.73181.20.7+90
French3751.30.82851.10.8+90
Dutch1890.60.61680.60.7+21
Spanish1740.60.61500.60.5+24
Afrikaans1380.50.9960.40.7+42
Japanese1080.40.3750.30.2+33
New Zealand Sign Language1080.40.5870.30.4+21
Hindi870.31.0810.31.0+6
Panjabi810.30.7510.20.5+30
Show all (37 entries)
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
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
Languages spoken - TotalsNumber% of total populationWaikato Region %Number% of total populationWaikato Region %2013 to 2018
Not stated / included------1,3775.36.1-1,377
Total population27,780100.0100.026,184100.0100.0+1,596
Total respondents27,780100.0100.024,80794.793.9+2,973
Total responses33,618121.0134.328,953110.6115.9+4,665
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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2018 compared to Waikato Region 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, 87.9% spoke English only and 3.6% spoke Māori, or Māori and English, compared with 80.5% and 5.5% respectively for Waikato Region.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Thames-Coromandel District was Māori , with 3.9% of the population, or 1,179 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Thames-Coromandel District and Waikato Region in 2018 was:

  • A smaller percentage who speak Māori at home (3.9% compared to 5.9%)

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 231 or 27.0%, and the number of people who spoke English only increased by 4,188 or 19.0%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Thames-Coromandel District between 2013 and 2018 were for those speaking:

  • Māori (+252 responses)
  • German (+90 responses)
  • French (+90 responses)

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