The Pacific population within Auckland is anticipated to continue to grow through migration and natural increase, and to blend with the wider New Zealand population.
This will result in shifts and changes to traditional ethnic and cultural identity among Pacific groups.
Medium ethnic projections by Stats NZ indicate that people of Pacific ethnicities could make up 17 per cent of the Auckland population by 2038.
The future impact of climate change on Pacific nations is not fully known. Depending on the severity of these impacts, and how New Zealand approaches this issue, migration may exceed current projections.
Pacific people play an important role in the social and economic landscape of Auckland and will continue to do so.
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