December 6, 2013

If New Zealand were a village of 100 people ….

… according to the 2013 Census figures,

  • 51 would be female, 49 male.
  • 70 would be European, 14 Maori and 11 Asian.
  • 24 would have been born overseas
  • 21 would have a tertiary qualification
  • 4 would be unemployed.
  • 4 would earn over $100,000

Statistics New Zealand has done a nice graphic of the above, too. Full 2013 Census info available here.



Atakohu Middleton is an Auckland journalist with a keen interest in the way the media uses/abuses data. She happens to be married to a statistician. See all posts by Atakohu Middleton »


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    Don Mackie

    Not too sure about all aspects of the graphic. For example, neither the diameter nor the area of the semicircles in the language section reflects the numbers.

    4 years ago