The typical Kiwi on Census day 2013 was aged 38, earned $28,500 a year, worked in a service job and owned his or her own home.
Three-quarters were European, even though the Asian population has doubled in 12 years to an eighth of the population, while Maori remained a stable one-seventh. A quarter of the population, including nearly 40 per cent of Aucklanders, were born overseas. But in many ways the changes were not as big as expected.
Home ownership fell marginally despite a seven-year gap since the last Census, couples were slightly more likely to stay together, and more people stayed in the same place they were in seven years ago. More . . .