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.
|Tāmaki Makaurau - Rohe||2013||2006||Change|
|Language indicator||Number of Māori within rohe||% of Māori within rohe||New Zealand Māori population %||Number of Māori within rohe||% of Māori within rohe||New Zealand Māori population %||2006 to 2013|
|Māori and English||21,786||13.0||16.1||23,415||14.4||17.5||-1,629||1403|
|Not elsewhere included||732||0.4||0.5||525||0.3||0.3||+207||1406|
|Total Māori population||167,274||100.0||100.0||162,807||100.0||100.0||+4,467|
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 Tāmaki Makaurau Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population were:
- A larger percentage of people who speak English only (79.7% compared to 77.5%)
- A larger percentage of people who speak Other languages (3.8% compared to 2.7%)
- A smaller percentage of people who speak Māori and English (13.0% compared to 16.1%)
The largest changes in the languages spoken by the Māori population in Tāmaki Makaurau Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were:
- English only (+7,071 people)
- Māori and English (-1,629 people)
- Other languages (-228 people)