Derived from the Census question:
'In which language(s) could you have a conversation about a lot of everyday things?' This is a multi-response question.
Language statistics show the proportion of the population that speak and understand a language other than English. They are indicative of how well Māori are retaining their language.
Language statistics also provide an indicator for the monitoring of language education programmes.
|New Zealand - Rohe||2013||2006||Change|
|Language indicator||Number of Māori within New Zealand||% of Māori within New Zealand||New Zealand Māori population %||Number of Māori within New Zealand||% of Māori within New Zealand||New Zealand Māori population %||2006 to 2013|
|Māori and English||107,691||16.1||16.1||112,770||17.5||17.5||-5,079||1403|
|Not elsewhere included||3,168||0.5||0.5||2,184||0.3||0.3||+984||1406|
|Total Māori population||668,721||100.0||100.0||643,977||100.0||100.0||+24,744|
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2006 and 2013.
There were no major differences between the languages spoken by the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population in 2013.
The largest changes in the languages spoken by the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were:
- English only (+33,402 people)
- Māori and English (-5,079 people)
- Other languages (-1,581 people)
- Māori only (+594 people)