Census of Cook Islands Maori in New Zealand

Overview The Cook Islands Maori ethnic group comprised 61,839 people or 1.5 percent of people that stated an ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013. For people identifying with the Cook Islands Maori ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013: The most common region this group lived in was Auckland Region (59.5 percent or 36,810 people). The median age (half are younger and half are older than this age) was 20.0 years77.4 percent (47,244 people) were born in New Zealand and 22.6 percent (13,764 people) were born overseas. 62.7 percent (21,051 people) aged 15 years and over had a formal qualification. $18,900 was the median income (half received less and half received more income) for those aged 15 years and over. Number of languages spoken For people identifying with the Cook Islands Maori ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013: 75.9 percent (or 45,741 people) spoke one language. 18.7 percent (or 11,286 people) spoke two languages. 2.6 percent (or 1,581 people) spoke three or more languages. Women were more likely than men to speak two or more languages, at 22.3 percent and 20.4 percent respectively. Number of languages spoken by the Cook Islands Maori ethnic group By age group 2013 Census One language Two languages Three or more languages Age group (years) Percent Under 15 81.0 10.8 1.3 15–29 82.5 15.3 2.1 30–64 68.7 27.0 4.2 65 and over 39.0 53.9 6.9 Total people 75.9 18.7 2.6 Source: Statistics New...

Cook Islands Maori Database Project selected for DECI-2

The Cook Islands Maori Database Project has been selected for the DECI-2, an international research project looking at finding better ways to design and implement both evaluation and communications strategies for Internet Development projects. At this year’s APNIC conference in Brisbane a workshop was held on UFE and ResCom attended by lead developer Ano Tisam. On his return from the workshop Ano will be looking at identifying users to participate in the ResCom and UFE project. Find out more about the DECI-2 project below.