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
Diversity Network The key focus of the Diversity Network is to celebrate, promote, and highlight the cultural richness, talents and potentials that former refugees bring to Aotearoa. At the same time, addressing key concerns of the refugee-background communities. Community Services, Arts & Culture, Refugee 027-5586513 View
Afghan Association of New Zealand Inc The Afghan Association of New Zealand (Inc. ) was founded in 2000. The Afghan Association of New Zealand is the oldest and largest established organisation that represents the Afghan Diaspora of New Zealand. www.afghanistan.org.nz Auckland Youth, Community Services, Education 09 281 5720 View
African Communities Forum Incorporated (ACOFI) Our Vision: A dynamic fully integrated African Community that contributes to all sectors of New Zealand society. African Communities Forum Incorporated is registered under The Incorporated Societies Act 1908. We are a not for profit organization for all people of African... www.acofi.org.nz Auckland Community Services 021 145 1337 View
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at New Zealand Inc. Service to Humanity, Moral & Spirirtual training www.ahmadiyya.org.nz Auckland Faith Group 09 267 0570 View
Asylum Seeker Support Trust We began in 1989 as the Auckland Refugee Council Inc (ARCI). We saw the plight of people who sought asylum, families who had escaped life-threatening danger and were desperate for a safe haven. We're now known as the Asylum Seeker Support Trust. aucklandrefugeecouncil.org Auckland Counselling Services, Housing 09 378 7434 View
Auckland Inter-Faith Council (AIFC) The Auckland Inter-Faith Council (AIFC) is a voluntary non-profit association of persons who represent diverse religious traditions and faiths that exist within our wider society. www.aucklandinterfaithcouncil.org.nz Auckland Faith Group View
Auckland Malayali Samajam Inc. The aim of the Samajam is to promote, preserve and nurture the special culture and linguistic heritage of the Malayalees and also to foster contacts and friendship among the Malayalees in Auckland and other parts of New Zealand and enrich the diverse cultural fabric of New Zealand with the best... www.aucklandmalayalisamajam.org.nz Auckland Community Services View
Auckland Tibetan Association Community involvement for the Auckland Tibetan community Auckland Community Services 09 483 6066 View
Auckland Welsh Club Inc All persons of Welsh descent or birth, or any persons interested in all things Welsh, shall be eligible for membership of the Auckland Welsh Club. www.aucklandwelshclub.com Auckland Arts & Culture 09 524 7767 View
Azerbaijan - New Zealand Friendship Society The Azerbaijan-New Zealand Friendship Society has had years of experience working with Azerbaijan. azerbaijanz.com Auckland Community Services 027 656 1900 View
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