Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Gisborne home to highest proportion of te reo Māori speakers


Census shows Gisborne home to highest proportion of te reo Māori speakers


Results from the 2013 Census show Gisborne is the home of te reo Māori speakers in Aotearoa, with nearly 1 in 6 people able to hold a conversation in the language.

The information was released as part of the latest batch of census results from Statistics New Zealand.

In releasing the results, Government Statistician Liz MacPherson said Gisborne has the highest proportion of te reo Māori speakers of any region, with 15.6 percent of people who live there able to have a conversation in Māori.

“Gisborne also recorded the highest percentage of Māori among its population. There were 48.9 percent of people living in Gisborne who identified themselves as Māori.

“The results also show that New Zealanders have a lower rate of home ownership than in 2006, yet the number of dwellings has increased, and that trend is reflected in Gisborne,” Ms MacPherson said.

“The Gisborne region’s rate of home ownership was 59.2 percent in 2013, which is the lowest in New Zealand. However, the number of occupied dwellings in the region has increased by 417 since the last census in 2006.”

Other key points about Gisborne from the 2013 Census results include:

The median income for people aged 15 years and over in the Gisborne region in 2013 is $24,400, compared with the New Zealand median income of $28,500. The median income in the region has increased 18.4 percent since 2006.
The proportion of people in Gisborne who said they had a university degree or equivalent rose from 9.1 percent in the 2006 Census to 12.7 percent in 2013.
Of all the regions, Gisborne had the lowest level of Internet access at home, at 63.3 percent, while the national percentage is 76.8 percent.


Ms MacPherson said the census is about identity and diversity. “The information released today includes specific information for Māori that will provide useful data for iwi and hapū throughout New Zealand,” she said. “It’s the kind of information keenly awaited by those planning for Gisborne’s future.”

For further information about the 2013 Census results please visit www.stats.govt.nz.

ENDS
.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand

The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.

To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.

The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Policies: Labour’s Economic Upgrade For Manufacturing

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today announced his Economic Upgrade for the manufacturing sector – a plan that will create better jobs and higher wages. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And ACC Work Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy. More>>

ALSO:

Bad Transnationals: Rio Tinto Wins 2013 Roger Award

It won the 2011 Roger Award and was runner up in 2012, 2009 and 08. One 2013 nomination said simply and in its entirety: “Blackmailing country”... More>>

ALSO:

Select Committees: Tobacco Plain Packaging Hearings

The Stroke Foundation is today backing the Cancer Society and Smokefree Coalition who are making oral submissions to the Health Select Committee in support of proposed legislation to remove of all branding from tobacco products. More>>

ALSO:

Milk: Oravida Asked For Cabinet Help

New evidence released by New Zealand First today reveals Justice Minister Judith Collins used her position to manipulate the Government to help her husband’s company, Oravida, after the Fonterra botulism scare, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More>>

ALSO:

With Conditions: Ruataniwha Consents Approved In Draft Decision

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry has granted 17 resource consents relating to the $265 million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in a draft decision that would open more of the Hawke’s Bay to irrigation. More>>

ALSO:

Fast Lanes, Campervans: Labour 'Making The Holidays Easier For Kiwi Drivers'

The next Labour Government will make the holidays easier and journeys quicker for Kiwi families driving on the roads, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Royalty And Its Tourism Spin-Offs

Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while the monarchy was in the pits of public esteem in the mid to late 1990s would have been disastrous for the Royal Firm. Far more congenial representatives have now emerged... More>>

ALSO:

Privacy (Again): ACC Demands Excessive Privacy Waivers

Labour: “This is just another example of ACC under National deliberately acting to deny treatment and compensation... Those who did fill in the form have effectively been victims of yet another ACC privacy breach. This time Judith Collins knew it was happening..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news