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.
|Te Taitokerau - 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||10,017||20.9||16.1||10,614||22.4||17.5||-597||1403|
|Not elsewhere included||207||0.4||0.5||159||0.3||0.3||+48||1406|
|Total Māori population||47,982||100.0||100.0||47,298||100.0||100.0||+684|
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 Te Taitokerau Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population were:
- A larger percentage of people who speak Māori and English (20.9% compared to 16.1%)
- A smaller percentage of people who speak English only (73.3% compared to 77.5%)
The largest changes in the languages spoken by the Māori population in Te Taitokerau Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were:
- English only (+1,494 people)
- Māori and English (-597 people)
- Other languages (-126 people)
- Māori only (+99 people)