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Fijian People in New Zealand is one of a set of seven profiles on Pacific peoples based on results from the 2001 Census of Population and Dwellings. Comparisons are made between Fijian people born in New Zealand and those born overseas, as well as with the total Pacific and total New Zealand resident populations.

  • In 2001, Fijian people were the fifth largest Pacific ethnic group living in New Zealand, comprising 7,000 or 3 percent of New Zealand's Pacific population (231,800).

  • The Fijian population decreased by 700 or 8 percent between 1996 and 2001.

  • In 2001, the median age, or midpoint of the Fijian age distribution, was 23.7 years. By comparison, the median ages for the total Pacific and total New Zealand populations were 21.0 years and 34.8 years respectively.

  • Fijian people born in New Zealand accounted for 47 percent of the total Fijian population in New Zealand in 2001 up from 34 percent in 1991.

  • In 2001, 28 percent of Fijian people (with a language) were able to hold an everyday conversation in Fijian up from 24 percent in 1996.

  • E na yabaki 2001, Nai taukei mai Viti e kalima in lewe e na I wiliwili ni vanua mai na vei yanuyanu ena wasa Pasifika e vakaitikotiko e Niu Siladi, ka rauta tiko e 7,000 se 3 na pasede mai na i wiliwili kece ni kai yanuyanu mai na wasa Pasifika e tiko e Niu Siladi (231,800).

  • E torosobu na noda i wiliwili nai taukei mai Viti me rauta tiko e 700 se 8 na pasede mai na yabaki 1996 kina 2001.

  • E na yabaki 2001, nai wasewase ni yabaki ni bula vei keda nai taukei mai Viti e 23.7 na yabaki. E vakatautauvakataki ki nai wiliwili ni kai yanuyanu mai na vei wasa Pasifika e tiko e Niu Siladi na nodra yabaki ni bula e tiko ena 21.0 na yabaki kei na 34.8 na yabaki.

  • E rauta e 47 na pasede na I wiliwili ni gone ni Viti era sucu e Niu Siladi, ka ra vaka I tikotiko e Niu Siladi ena yabaki 2001 e toso cake ena 34 na pasede mai na yabaki 1991.

  • E na yabaki 2001, e 28 na pasede na i wiliwili ni kai Viti era rawa ni ra veivosaki ena vosa vaka Viti ena vei siga yadua e toso cake ena 24 na pasede mai na yabaki 1996.

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