At the conclusion of World War Two the majority of the population of New Zealand were Pakehaor people of European decent, making up almost 90%. The second largest group were Maori, represented by less than 10%. The remainin approximately 5% consisted of a variety of minority grops.
By 2018 the ratios had significantly changed. Pakeha were arond 70%, Maori at 15%, Pacific Islanders at 5% with the remaining 10% being the minority groups, people from various Asian countries had grown.