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Wairoa DistrictCommunity profile

Wairoa District

Religion

In 2018, the largest single religion in Wairoa District was Anglican, with 15.5% of the population or 1,299 people as adherents.

Wairoa District's religion statistics provide an indicator of cultural identity and ethnicity when observed in conjunction with other key variables. Religion data reveal the major concentrations of religions as well as revealing the proportion of people with no religious affiliation. There are a number of reasons for different religious compositions across areas including the country of birth and ethnic background of the population, the age of the population (belief in religion is generally stronger, the older the population) and changes in values and belief systems.

Wairoa District's religion statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Ethnicity statistics, Maori Descent, Country of Birth data and Languages Spoken data to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'What is your religion?'.

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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Religion - Ranked by size
Wairoa District20182013Change
Religion - Multi-responseNumber% of the populationHawke's Bay Region %Number% of the populationHawke's Bay Region %2013 to 2018
Anglican1,29915.510.11,69521.515.1-396
Ratana7629.12.66548.32.4+108
Catholic6998.48.67749.810.4-75
Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed3934.75.94475.78.5-54
Latter Day Saints3394.12.03003.81.6+39
Christian nfd3243.95.23124.04.9+12
Ringatu2462.90.52733.50.6-27
Jehovah's Witnesses1892.30.6--0.00.0--
Other Maori christian religions1021.20.2120.20.0+90
Pentecostal961.11.7690.91.5+27
Show all (18 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 religions with fewer than 20 adherents, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Religion - Totals
Wairoa District20182013Change
Religion - totals - multi-responseNumber% of the populationHawke's Bay Region %Number% of the populationHawke's Bay Region %2013 to 2018
Total Christian3,48641.737.93,87649.146.8-390
Total Maori Christian1,11013.33.393911.93.1+171
Total Non Christian1501.83.91531.93.4-3
No religion3,02436.148.51,97425.036.9+1,050
Not stated / included7088.57.21,20015.213.4-492
Total respondents7,65991.592.86,69084.886.6+969
Total responses8,478101.3100.88,142103.2103.5+336
Total population8,367100.0100.07,890100.0100.0+477
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

Dominant groups

Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Wairoa District in 2018 compared to Hawke's Bay Region shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.

Overall, 56.7% of the population nominated a religion, and 36.1% said they had no religion, compared with 45.1% and 48.5% respectively for Hawke's Bay Region.

The largest single religion in Wairoa District was Anglican, with 15.5% of the population or 1,299 people as adherents.

The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Wairoa District and Hawke's Bay Region were:

  • A larger percentage who nominated Ratana (9.1% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Anglican (15.5% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Ringatu (2.9% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage who nominated Latter Day Saints (4.1% compared to 2.0%)

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Wairoa District between 2013 and 2018 were for those who nominated:

  • Anglican (-396 responses)
  • Other Christian religions (-174 responses)
  • Ratana (+108 responses)
  • Other Maori christian religions (+90 responses)

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