Our Communities

Find out about Aotearoa New Zealand's ethnic communities.

Aotearoa New Zealand's ethnic communities

Aotearoa New Zealand's ethnic communities are an incredibly diverse group, representing over 200 ethnicities and speaking over 160 languages. Ethnic communities include anyone who identifies as:

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

This includes former refugees, asylum seekers, new and temporary migrants, long-term settlers and multi-generational New Zealanders.

Data dashboard v2

Ethnic Communities Data Dashboard

Created in partnership with Statistics New Zealand, the Ethnic Communities Data Dashboard is an interactive tool that allows you to access 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.

Community Directory

The Community Directory is 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.



Türkiye and New Zealand Cultural Society
Whau Ethnic Collective
Name Website Region Services Phone
Türkiye and New Zealand Cultural Society
trnzcs.org Nationwide Business & Enterprise, Counselling Services, Interpreting & Translation, Community Services 021 262 6631 View
Whau Ethnic Collective
www.wec.org.nz Auckland Youth, Business & Enterprise, Recreation, Sports, Interpreting & Translation, Settlement, Senior Citizens, Mental Health, Health, Migrants, Arts & Culture, Community Services, Education, Faith Group, Disability & Special Needs, Refugee, Women 021 074 5833 View

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