Aotearoa New Zealand's ethnic communities

Aotearoa New Zealand's ethnic communities include anyone who identifies their ethnicity as:

  • African
  • Asian
  • Continental European
  • Latin-American
  • Middle-Eastern.

Based on the 2018 Census, ethnic communities make up around a fifth of New Zealand’s population, almost a million people. This includes new and temporary migrants, former refugees, asylum-seekers, long-term settlers and those born in New Zealand.

They are an incredibly diverse group, representing over 200 ethnicities and speaking over 170 languages.

Ethnic communities Data Dashboard

You can find out more using the Ethnic Communities’ Data Dashboard. Created in partnership with Statistics New Zealand, it is an interactive tool that allows you access to information on ethnic communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. You can use it to create comprehensive information on ethnicity, religion, and language – at national and regional levels.

Image of the opening page for the Data Dashboard

Community Directory

Welcome to the Community Directory, a register of ethnic community organisations and support services.

If your organisation would like to be included in the directory, please email info@ethniccommunities.govt.nz.

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Name Description Website Region Services Phone
TANZA Tanzania New Zealand Association Tanzania New Zealand Association Incorporated (TANZA) is a community of Tanzanians who live and work in New Zealand and call Aotearoa their home. TANZA is a New Zealand registered organisation. www.tanza.org.nz Auckland Community Services, Migrant, Recreation, Settlement, Arts & Culture, Education 022 329 9498 View
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