Story: Ethnic inequalities

Occupational groupings by ethnic group, 2013

These charts show the distribution of occupations among four ethnic groups in the 2013 census. A higher proportion of Europeans and Asians were in high-paying and high prestige professions such as managers and professionals than Māori or Pacific people. A higher percentage of Māori and Pacific people worked as labourers or machine operators, which were poorly paid and had little prestige.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: Statistics New Zealand: 2013 Census

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How to cite this page:

David Pearson, 'Ethnic inequalities - Occupation and education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by David Pearson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 May 2018