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2013 New Zealand census

The 2013 New Zealand census was the thirty-third national census. "The National Census Day" used for the census was on Tuesday, 5 March 2013. The population of New Zealand was counted as 4,242,048, – an increase of 214,101 or 5.3% over the 2006 census.[2]

Thirty-third Census of New Zealand
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General information
CountryNew Zealand
Date taken5 March 2013; 6 years ago (2013-03-05)
Total population4,242,048
Percent changeIncrease 5.3%
Annual percent changeIncrease 0.8%[1]
Most populous regionAuckland (1,415,550)
Least populous regionWest Coast (32,148)

The 2013 census forms were the same as the forms developed for the 2011 census which was cancelled due to the February 2011 major earthquake in Christchurch. There were no new topics or questions. New Zealand's next census was conducted in March 2018.

Collection methodsEdit

The results from the post-enumeration survey showed that the 2013 census recorded 97.6 percent of the residents in New Zealand on census night. However, the overall response rate was 92.9 percent, with a non-response rate of 7.1 percent made up of the net undercount and people who were counted in the census but had not received a form.[3]

Population and dwellingsEdit

Population counts for New Zealand regions.[4][5][6]

 
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 4,242,048 100.0%

Culture and identityEdit

EthnicityEdit

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.[7] The figures for the total ethnicity of the population.[8]

Ethnicity Responses Change from 2006
Number % Number pp
European 2,969,391 74.02   359,802   6.42
   New Zealand European 2,727,009 67.98   345,933   6.30
   English 38,916 0.97   5,286   0.17
   British nfd 36,024 0.90   8,832   0.19
   South African nec 28,656 0.71   7,047   0.15
   Dutch 28,503 0.71   141   0.03
   European nfd 26,472 0.66   4,617   0.09
   Australian 22,467 0.56   3,888   0.12
   Scottish 14,412 0.36   627   0.03
   Irish 14,193 0.35   1,542   0.03
   German 12,810 0.32   1,893   0.04
   American 12,339 0.31   1,533   0.03
Māori 598,605 14.92   33,276   0.28
Pacific peoples 295,941 7.38   29,967   0.49
   Samoan 144,138 3.59   13,035   0.20
   Cook Islands Maori nfd 61,077 1.52   4,182   0.05
   Tongan 60,333 1.50   9,852   0.20
   Niuean 23,883 0.60   1,407   0.01
   Fijian 14,445 0.36   4,581   0.10
Asian 471,708 11.8   117,156   2.6
   Chinese nfd 163,101 4.07   23,370   0.45
   Indian nfd 143,520 3.58   46,077   1.05
   Filipino 40,350 1.01   23,412   0.57
   Korean 30,171 0.8   621   0.05
   Japanese 14,118 0.35   2,208   0.04
   Fijian Indian 10,929 0.27   5,313   0.13
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African 46,953 1.17   12,210   0.27
Other 67,752 1.69   363,129   9.47
   New Zealander 65,973 1.64   363,456   9.48
Total population stated 4,011,399 - - -
Not elsewhere included 230,646 5.4 - -
Totals, New Zealand 4,242,048 100.0% 214,101   5.3%
Source: Statistics NZ.[9][10] Total may exceed 100% due to multiple response.

Ethnic groups by regionEdit

Region European Maori Pacific Asian MELAA[a] 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.[9][11]

BirthplaceEdit

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 overseas-born population[12][13][14]

  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   20,607   2.25
Overseas 1,001,787 25.15   122,244   2.25
England 215,589 5.41   13,188   0.14
China, People's Republic of[b] 89,121 2.24   11,004   0.20
India 67,176 1.69   23,835   0.56
Australia 62,712 1.57   30   0.06
South Africa 54,276 1.36   12,600   0.28
Fiji 52,755 1.32   15,009   0.34
Samoa 50,661 1.27   12   0.05
Philippines 37,299 0.94   22,014   0.54
Korea, Republic of 26,601 0.67   2,208   0.08
Scotland 25,953 0.65   3,063   0.10
United States 21,462 0.54   3,714   0.08
Netherlands 19,815 0.50   2,289   0.08
Germany 12,942 0.32   2,181   0.04
Japan 10,269 0.26   696   0.01
Total people stated 3,982,611 100.00% - -
Not elsewhere included 259,437 - -
Total people 4,242,048 100.00% 214,101   5.3%
Source: Statistics New Zealand.[15][16][17][18]

ReligionEdit

 
Largest religious denomination in each territorial authority. (2013)

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.[19]

Religion 2013 Census[c]
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[d] 347,301 -
  New Zealand 4,242,048

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Population Estimates: At 30 June 2014 - ”Average annual population growth between 2006 and 2013 was 36,800 (0.8 percent).” Stats NZ
  2. ^ 2013 Census Usually Resident Population Counts Key facts – Statistics New Zealand
  3. ^ 2013 Census counted 97.6% percent of population - Statistics New Zealand
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about national highlights Archived 23 July 2016 at the Wayback Machine Population and dwellings
  6. ^ 2013 Census Usually Resident Population Counts Population counts for New Zealand cities.
  7. ^ More information about ethnic populations, multiple ethnicity, birthplace and birthplace. Archived 12 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine 2013 Census
  8. ^ Statistics New Zealand. "2013 Census QuickStats About Māori". Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  9. ^ a b "2013 Census – Major ethnic groups in New Zealand". stats.govt.nz. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  10. ^ Quickstats about Māori population Statistics New Zealand
  11. ^ Quickstats about Māori population Statistics New Zealand
  12. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about culture and identity Birthplace and people born overseas.
  13. ^ Birthplace of people in New Zealand Archived 25 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine 2013 Census
  14. ^ Birthplace (detailed)(1) For the census usually resident population count 2001, 2006, and 2013 Censuses Table 11
  15. ^ "2013 Census totals by topic". Statistics New Zealand. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  16. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about culture and identity Birthplace and people born overseas.
  17. ^ Birthplace of people in New Zealand Archived 25 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine 2013 Census
  18. ^ Birthplace (detailed)(1) For the census usually resident population count 2001, 2006, and 2013 Censuses Table 11
  19. ^ "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.