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Wairoa DistrictCommunity profile

Wairoa District

Ethnic groups

In 2018, 47.5% of the population in Wairoa District identified their ethnicity as European.

To get a more complete picture of Wairoa District'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.

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Ethnic groups
Wairoa District20182013Change
Ethnic group - multi-responseNumber% of total populationHawke's Bay Region %Number% of total populationHawke's Bay Region %2013 to 2018
European3,97247.575.03,68746.773.4+285
Maori5,49365.727.04,68659.422.9+807
Pacific peoples2793.35.61592.04.1+120
Asian1832.25.01261.63.4+57
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African210.30.6120.20.4+9
New Zealander660.81.0901.11.8-24
Other ethnicity90.10.100.00.0+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
Ethnic groups - Totals
Wairoa District20182013Change
Ethnic group - totals - multi-responseNumber% of total populationHawke's Bay Region %Number% of total populationHawke's Bay Region %2013 to 2018
Not stated / included------4475.75.5-447
Total population8,367100.0100.07,890100.0100.0+477
Total respondents8,367100.0100.07,44394.394.5+924
Total responses10,023119.8114.38,760111.0106.1+1,263
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 Wairoa District in 2018 compared to Hawke's Bay 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 smaller proportion of people who identified themselves as Pacific Peoples.

Overall, 47.5% of the population identified themselves as European, 65.7% as Maori and 3.3% as Pacific Peoples, compared with 75.0%, 27.0% and 5.6% for Hawke's Bay Region respectively.

The major differences between the ethnic groups responses of the population in Wairoa District and Hawke's Bay Region were:

  • A larger percentage of responses to Maori ethnic group (65.7% compared to 27.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to European ethnic group (47.5% compared to 75.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to Asian ethnic group (2.2% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of responses to Pacific peoples ethnic group (3.3% compared to 5.6%)

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:

  • Maori (+807 responses)
  • European (+285 responses)
  • Pacific peoples (+120 responses)
  • Asian (+57 responses)

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