2013 New Zealand census

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Thirty-third Census of New Zealand
General information
Country New Zealand
Date taken 5 March 2013
Total population 4,242,048
Percent change Increase 5.3%
Most populous region Auckland (1,415,550)
Least populous region West Coast (32,148)

The 2013 New Zealand census was the thirty-third national census. The National Census Day used for the census was Tuesday 5 March 2013. The population of New Zealand was counted as 4,242,048, – an increase of 214,101 people, 5.3% since the 2006 Census.[1]

The 2013 Census forms were the same as the forms developed for the 2011 Census which was cancelled due to Christchurch earthquake and also with Japan tsunami and ongoing nuclear crisis, with date changes only after London Olympics in 2012. There were no new topics or questions.

Population and dwellings[edit]

Population counts for New Zealand regions.[2][3][4]

Population pyramid by age and sex.

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Region Population Percentage
Northland 151,689 3.6%
Auckland 1,415,550 33.4%
Waikato 403,638 9.5%
Bay of Plenty 267,744 6.3%
Gisborne 43,656 1.0%
Taranaki 109,608 2.6%
Manawatu 222,672 5.2%
Hawke's Bay 151,179 3.6%
Wellington 471,315 11.1%
North Island 3,059,418 76.3%
Nelson 46,437 1.1%
Tasman 47,154 1.1%
Marlborough 43,416 1.0%
Canterbury 539,436 12.7%
West Coast 32,148 0.8%
Otago 202,467 4.8%
Southland 93,342 2.2%
South Island 1,004,397 23.7%
Area outside region 600 0.0%
New Zealand New Zealand 4,242,048 100.0%

Culture and Identity[edit]

Ethnicity[edit]

The census usually resident population count of 4,242,048 included 230,649 people without an ethnic response and 4,011,399 people who identified with at least one ethnicity.[5] The figures for the total ethnicity of the population.[6]

Ethnicity Responses Change from 2006
Number % Number pp
European 2,969,391 74.02 Increase 359,802 Increase 6.42
   New Zealand European 2,727,009 67.98 Increase 345,933 Increase 6.30
   English 38,916 0.97 Decrease 5,286 Decrease 0.17
   British nfd 36,024 0.90 Increase 8,832 Increase 0.19
   South African nec 28,656 0.71 Increase 7,047 Increase 0.15
   Dutch 28,503 0.71 Decrease 141 Decrease 0.03
   European nfd 26,472 0.66 Increase 4,617 Increase 0.09
   Australian 22,467 0.56 Decrease 3,888 Decrease 0.12
   Scottish 14,412 0.36 Decrease 627 Decrease 0.03
   Irish 14,193 0.35 Increase 1,542 Increase 0.03
   German 12,810 0.32 Increase 1,893 Increase 0.04
   American 12,339 0.31 Increase 1,533 Increase 0.03
Māori 598,605 14.92 Increase 33,276 Increase 0.28
Pacific Peoples 295,941 7.38 Increase 29,967 Increase 0.49
   Samoan 144,138 3.59 Increase 13,035 Increase 0.20
   Cook Islands Maori nfd 61,077 1.52 Increase 4,182 Increase 0.05
   Tongan 60,333 1.50 Increase 9,852 Increase 0.20
   Niuean 23,883 0.60 Increase 1,407 Increase 0.01
   Fijian 14,445 0.36 Increase 4,581 Increase 0.10
Asian 471,708 11.8 Increase 117,156 Increase 2.6
   Chinese nfd 163,101 4.07 Increase 23,370 Increase 0.45
   Indian nfd 143,520 3.58 Increase 46,077 Increase 1.05
   Filipino 40,350 1.01 Increase 23,412 Increase 0.57
   Korean 30,171 0.8 Decrease 621 Decrease 0.05
   Japanese 14,118 0.35 Increase 2,208 Increase 0.04
   Fijian Indian 10,929 0.27 Increase 5,313 Increase 0.13
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African 46,953 1.17 Increase 12,210 Increase 0.27
Other 67,752 1.69 Decrease 363,129 Decrease 9.47
   New Zealander 65,973 1.64 Decrease 363,456 Decrease 9.48
Total population stated 4,011,399 - - -
Not elsewhere included 230,646 5.4 - -
Totals, New Zealand 4,242,048 100.0% - -
Source: Statistics New Zealand.[7][8] Total may exceed 100% due to multiple response.

Ethnic groups by region[edit]

Region European Maori Pacific Asian MELAA Other
Num. % Num. % Num. % Num. % Num. % Num. %
Northland 105,060 75.7 44,931 32.4 4,461 3.2 3,927 2.8 555 0.4 2,565 1.8
Auckland 789,306 59.3 142,767 10.7 194,958 14.6 307,233 23.1 24,945 1.9 15,639 1.2
Waikato 296,097 77.4 83,742 21.9 14,700 3.8 26,382 6.9 3,561 0.9 6,660 1.7
Bay of Plenty 189,597 75.7 68,940 27.5 7,728 3.1 12,963 5.2 1,266 0.5 4,407 1.8
Gisborne 24,504 60.8 19,683 48.9 1,542 3.8 975 2.4 159 0.4 624 1.5
Hawke's Bay 110,940 77.7 34,659 24.3 6,270 4.4 5,115 3.6 663 0.5 2,766 1.9
Taranaki 89,802 86.2 18,150 17.4 1,701 1.6 3,594 3.5 444 0.4 2,112 2.0
Manawatu-Whanganui 172,101 81.3 43,596 20.6 7,341 3.5 10,863 5.1 1,335 0.6 4,422 2.1
Wellington 345,180 77.0 58,335 13.0 36,105 8.0 47,235 10.5 6,576 1.5 8,202 1.8
North Island 2,122,587 69.6 514,803 16.9 274,806 9.0 418,287 13.7 39,504 1.3 47,397 1.6
Tasman 42,189 93.1 3,441 7.6 480 1.1 882 1.9 138 0.3 1,083 2.4
Nelson 39,720 89.3 4,167 9.4 798 1.8 1,953 4.4 213 0.5 945 2.1
Marlborough 37,041 89.2 4,776 11.5 969 2.3 1,182 2.8 246 0.6 1,044 2.5
West Coast 27,441 91.2 3,171 10.5 315 1.0 678 2.3 120 0.4 837 2.8
Canterbury 448,650 86.9 41,910 8.1 12,723 2.5 35,847 6.9 4,374 0.8 10,236 2.0
Otago 171,615 89.1 14,388 7.5 3,933 2.0 10,038 5.2 2,043 1.1 4,164 2.2
Southland 79,731 89.0 11,607 13.0 1,917 2.1 2,841 3.2 315 0.4 2,031 2.3
South Island 846,387 88.2 83,460 8.7 21,135 2.2 53,421 5.6 7,449 0.8 20,340 2.1
Source: Statistics New Zealand.[7][9]

Birthplace[edit]

The number of people living in New Zealand who were born overseas continued to climb. In 2013, 1,001,787 people (25.2 percent) were born overseas. For the overseas-born census "usually resident population":

Proportion of the overseas-born population. Source:[10][11][12]

  England (21.5%)
  China (8.9%)
  India (6.7%)
  Australia (6.3%)
  South Africa (5.4%)
  Fiji (5.3%)
  Samoa (5.1%)
  Philippines (3.7%)
  South Korea (2.7%)
  Scotland (2.6%)
  Others (31.8%)
Birthplace Responses Change from 2006
Number % Number pp
New Zealand 2,980,824 74.85 Increase 20,607 Decrease 2.25
Overseas 1,001,787 25.15 Increase 122,244 Increase 2.25
England 215,589 5.41 Increase 13,188 Increase 0.14
China, People's Republic of[a] 89,121 2.24 Increase 11,004 Increase 0.20
India 67,176 1.69 Increase 23,835 Increase 0.56
Australia 62,712 1.57 Decrease 30 Decrease 0.06
South Africa 54,276 1.36 Increase 12,600 Increase 0.28
Fiji 52,755 1.32 Increase 15,009 Increase 0.34
Samoa 50,661 1.27 Increase 12 Decrease 0.05
Philippines 37,299 0.94 Increase 22,014 Increase 0.54
Korea, Republic of 26,601 0.67 Decrease 2,208 Decrease 0.08
Scotland 25,953 0.65 Decrease 3,063 Decrease 0.10
United States 21,462 0.54 Increase 3,714 Increase 0.08
Netherlands 19,815 0.50 Decrease 2,289 Decrease 0.08
Germany 12,942 0.32 Increase 2,181 Increase 0.04
Japan 10,269 0.26 Increase 696 Increase 0.01
Total people stated 3,982,611 100.00% - -
Not elsewhere included 259,437 - -
Total people 4,242,048 100.00% - -
Source: Statistics New Zealand.[13][14][15][16]

Religion[edit]

The table below is based on religious affiliation data recorded at the last three censuses for usually resident people. Note that figures and percentages may not add to 100 percent as it is possible for people to state more than one religion.[17]

Religion 2013 Census[b]
Number Percentage
Christian 1,858,977 47.65%
    Catholic 492,105 12.61%
    Anglican 459,771 11.79%
    Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed 330,516 8.47%
    Christian (not further defined) 216,177 5.54%
    Methodist 102,879 2.64%
    Pentecostal 74,256 1.90%
    Baptist 54,345 1.39%
    Latter–day Saints 40,728 1.04%
    Brethren 18,624 0.48%
    Jehovah's Witnesses 17,931 0.46%
    Adventist 17,085 0.44%
    Evangelical, Born Again and Fundamentalist 15,381 0.39%
    Orthodox 13,806 0.35%
    Salvation Army 9,162 0.23%
    Protestant (not further defined) 4,998 0.13%
    Lutheran 3,903 0.10%
    Church of Christ and Associated Churches of Christ 2,145 0.05%
    Uniting/Union Church and Ecumenical 999 0.03%
    Asian Christian 132 0.01%
    Other Christian 3,714 0.10%
Hindu 89,319 2.11%
Buddhist 58,404 1.50%
Māori Christian 52,947 1.36%
    Rātana 40,353 1.03%
    Ringatū 13,272 0.34%
    Māori Christian (not further defined) 222 0.01%
    Other Māori Christian 333 0.01%
Islam/Muslim 46,149 1.18%
Spiritualism and New Age Religions 18,285 0.47%
    Spiritualist 7,776 0.20%
    Nature and Earth Based Religions 5,943 0.15%
    Satanism 840 0.02%
    New Age (not further defined) 441 0.01%
    Church of Scientology 318 0.01%
    Other New Age Religions 3,015 0.08%
Judaism/Jewish 6,867 0.18%
Other Religions 34,245 0.88%
    Sikh 19,191 0.49%
    Other Religion (not further defined) 5,202 0.13%
    Baha'i 2,634 0.07%
    Māori Religion 2,595 0.07%
    Theism 1,782 0.05%
    Zoroastrian 972 0.02%
    Chinese Religions 906 0.02%
    Japanese Religions 423 0.01%
    Jainism 207 0.01%
    Other Other Religions 333 0.01%
Total people with at least one religious affiliation 2,146,167 55.01%
No Religion 1,635,345 41.92%
Object to answering 173,034 4.44%
Total people stated 3,901,167 100.00%
Not elsewhere included[c] 347,301 -
New Zealand New Zealand 4,242,048

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Does not include Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR.
  2. ^ The 2011 Census was cancelled due to the 2011 Christchurch earthquake; the 2013 census replaced it.
  3. ^ Includes don't know, religion unidentifiable, response outside scope (e.g., Jedi Knight or Pastafarian), and not stated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2013 Census Usually Resident Population Counts Key facts – Statistics New Zealand
  2. ^ 2013 Census tables about a place 2013 Census tables about a place give you an overview of New Zealand's communities. Get information on topics such as age and sex, cultural diversity, qualifications, income, and housing.
  3. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about national highlights Population and dwellings
  4. ^ 2013 Census Usually Resident Population Counts Population counts for New Zealand cities.
  5. ^ More information about ethnic populations, multiple ethnicity, birthplace and birthplace. 2013 Census
  6. ^ Statistics New Zealand. "2013 Census QuickStats About Māori". Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "2013 Census – Major ethnic groups in New Zealand". stats.govt.nz. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  8. ^ Quickstats about Māori population Statistics New Zealand
  9. ^ Quickstats about Māori population Statistics New Zealand
  10. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about culture and identity Birthplace and people born overseas.
  11. ^ Birthplace of people in New Zealand 2013 Census
  12. ^ Birthplace (detailed)(1) For the census usually resident population count 2001, 2006, and 2013 Censuses Table 11
  13. ^ "2013 Census totals by topic". Statistics New Zealand. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  14. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about culture and identity Birthplace and people born overseas.
  15. ^ Birthplace of people in New Zealand 2013 Census
  16. ^ Birthplace (detailed)(1) For the census usually resident population count 2001, 2006, and 2013 Censuses Table 11
  17. ^ "2013 Census QuickStats about culture and identity – tables". Statistics New Zealand. 15 April 2014. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2015.