Asian New Zealanders

This section captures key findings on adult (aged 15+) Asian New Zealanders’ attitudes, attendance and participation in the arts in 2020.

Asian New Zealanders are still highly engaged in the arts.

Survey findings for Asian New Zealanders - Colmar Brunton report (pdf 1.5MB) [55 pages]

Asian New Zealanders A3 summary (pdf 500KB)

Also see our Research Summary for more Asian New Zealander perspectives.

Information on young Asian New Zealanders is included in the full young New Zealanders report

Arts and culture have supported my wellbeing since the COVID-19 crisis. 36% of Asian New Zealanders agree. This is significantly higher than the national average.      The arts are an important way of connecting with my culture. 67% of Asian New Zealanders agree. This is significantly higher than the national average.      My <span class='highlight_content'><a data-is-glossary-term='true' data-glossary-href='/glossary/13' class='m-content--glossary tooltip' href='/find-funding/glossary#community' data-title='Community'>community</a></span> would be poorer without the arts. 44% of Asian New Zealanders agree. This is significantly lower than the national average.      The arts help improve New Zealand society. 68% of Asian New Zealanders agree. This is significantly higher than the national average. It is also significantly higher than the recorded figure for Asian New Zealanders in 2017. 76% of Asian New Zealanders have attended or participated in the arts in the last 12 months. This compares with 77% in 2017. Asian New Zealanders’ engagement is in line with the national average of 75% in 2020 (the national average for engagement in 2017 was 80%).