Ethnic residential segregation in New Zealand: a comparative approach

Ron Johnston, Michael Poulsen, James Forrest

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    The article presents information on a study exploring segregation levels across all New Zealand towns and cities in 2001. There have been rapid changes in the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural character of New Zealand in recent decades. Whereas considerable analysis has been done regarding these changes, one aspect that has been largely disregarded is the degree to which members of ethnic minorities are residentially segregated in the different towns and cities of the New Zealand. One of the important findings of the study was that the major influence on segregation levels was the relative size of the Maori component of the local urban population. The segregation levels in Auckland were also compared with those in major cities of the United States.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7-36
    Number of pages30
    JournalBritish review of New Zealand studies
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


    • comparative study
    • ethnic groups
    • residential segregation


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