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Ethnic minorities still climbing

Flagstaff Team

Ethnic minority populations continue to rise in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area, results from the 2023 Census show.
The number of people in the area identifying as European dropped from 40,152 (69.3 per cent of the total) to 38,493 (66.4 per cent) between 2018 and 2023, a decrease of 4.1 per cent.
Europeans now make up just over two-thirds of the population, compared with over three-quarters (75.9 per cent) in 2013.
Those identifying as Asian rose from 15,249 to 16,842 (from 26.3 to 29 per cent), a rise of 10.4 per cent, between 2018 and 2023.
Numbers rose also for those identifying as Maori (up 12.9 per cent to 3603), Pacific people (up 17.5 per cent to 1695) and the Middle Eastern, Latin American and African category (up 22.8 per cent to 1812).
The 2023 Census found an increase of 1458 (6.4 per cent) in the number of dwellings in the local-board area, from 22,635 in 2018 to 24,093 in 2023.
The ‘usually resident population’ count for Devonport-Takapuna was 58,005, an increase of 30 people from 2018.
The first insights from the 2023 Census data were published on 29 May 2024, with further data releases to follow during 2024 and 2025.

Into the 40s: our aging population

The median age in Devonport-Takapuna increased from 39.4 in 2018 to 40.8 in 2023, reflecting the 60-plus age groups making up a growing proportion of the local population.
This was most marked in the 75–79 and 80–84 age groups, which increased by a combined 22.6 per cent (657 people).
At the other end of the age spectrum, the number of under-10s declined by 12.9 per cent, a reduction of 864 on the 2018 count, while the 20-29 age groups were down by 633, a drop of 8.3 per cent.

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