Ethnic Communities

  • Language Guidelines

    The Heritage and Community Language Celebration Guidelines (the guidelines) are a resource the Office of Ethnic Communities developed to support communities to celebrate and maintain their heritage languages.  The guidelines use plain language and give practical advice through the process of organising a language celebration.

  • Census 2013

    Image of a blackboard with 2013 and a tick mark

    First Census 2013 data published, with more to follow over the next 18 months.

    The number of people living in New Zealand on census night 2013 was 4,242,048. This was 214,101 more than at the last census seven years ago.

  • Ethnicity data

    People from more than 200 different ethnicities live in New Zealand.

    Download this statistical snapshot (pdf) of New Zealand’s diversity.

    Whereabouts do people from ethnic communities live? What languages are spoken? What is the unemployment rate among ethnic communities? What health problems are an issue?

    Find out in our collection of data about ethnic people living in New Zealand.

    While Statistics New Zealand and other agencies collect a vast array of facts and figures, this is the first time that those applicable to ethnic people have been brought together in one place.

  • Language Celebration Guidelines - Foreword

    New Zealand is home to more than 160 languages, a reflection of our diversity. One of my priorities as Minister for Ethnic Communities is to support different languages, cultures and identities in New Zealand.

  • Language Celebration Guidelines - مقدمة

    تعد نيوزيلندا موطناً لأكثر من 160 لغة، وهذا يعكس تنوع الثقافات عندنا. إن احدى أهم أولوياتي بصفتي وزيرا للمجتمعات العرقية هي دعم اللغات والثقافات والهويات المختلفة في نيوزيلندا.

  • Language Celebration Guidelines - 前言 Simplified

    新西兰是一个拥有160余种语言的国家,这体现了我们国家的多元性。作为民族社区部的部长,我的主要任务之一就是支持新西兰的不同语言、文化和身份认同。

  • Language Celebration Guidelines - 前言 Traditional

    紐西蘭境內有超過160種語言,反映了我們社會的多元性。身為種族社群部長,我的優先要務之一是支持發揚紐西蘭的不同的語言、文化及認同。

  • Language Celebration Guidelines - प्रस्‍तावना

    न्यूजीलैण्ड में 160 से अधिक भाषाएं बोली जाती हैं जो हमारी विविधता की परिचायक हैं। नृजातीय समुदायों के मंत्री के रूप में न्यूजीलैण्ड में विभिन्न भाषाओं, संस्कृतियों तथा पहचानों को समर्थित करना मेरी प्राथमिकतायों में से एक है।

  • Language Celebration Guidelines - 머리말

    뉴질랜드는 160여 가지 언어가 사용되는 다양한 민족으로 구성된 나라입니다. 소수민족부 장관으로서 저의 주요 책무 중 하나는 뉴질랜드의 서로 다른 언어와 문화, 정체성을 지원하는 일입니다.

  • Language Celebration Guidelines - Prólogo

    Nueva Zelanda alberga a más de 160 lenguas, lo cual refleja nuestra diversidad. Una de mis prioridades como Ministro de las comunidades étnicas es fomentar la variedad de lenguas, culturas e identidades en Nueva Zelanda.