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.
|Ikaroa-Rāwhiti - Rohe||2013||2006||Change|
|Language indicator||Number of Māori within rohe||% of Māori within rohe||New Zealand Total population %||Number of Māori within rohe||% of Māori within rohe||New Zealand Total population %||2006 to 2013|
|Māori and English||13,650||20.2||2.9||14,241||21.3||3.3||-591||1403|
|Not elsewhere included||282||0.4||6.3||264||0.4||4.9||+18||1406|
|Total Māori population||67,734||100.0||100.0||66,714||100.0||100.0||+1,020|
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2006 and 2013.
The major differences between the languages spoken by the Māori population in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti Rohe and the New Zealand Total population were:
- A larger percentage of people who speak Māori and English (20.2% compared to 2.9%)
- A larger percentage of people who speak Māori only (1.5% compared to 0.2%)
- A larger percentage of people who speak English only (74.0% compared to 72.8%)
- A smaller percentage of people who speak Other languages (2.1% compared to 16.2%)
The largest changes in the languages spoken by the Māori population in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were:
- English only (+1,953 people)
- Māori and English (-591 people)
- Māori only (+96 people)
- Other languages (-96 people)