Story: Africans

Page 4. Facts and figures

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Country of birth

The New Zealand census figures listed here show the number of residents born in Africa or African countries (excluding South Africa).

Africa

  • 1874 census: 68
  • 1901 census: 103 (non-British Africa only)
  • 1951 census: 239

Kenya

  • 1976 census: 906
  • 2001 census: 1,152
  • 2006 census: 1,509
  • 2013 census: 1,650

Rhodesia

  • 1976 census: 522

Zimbabwe

  • 2001 census: 2,889
  • 2006 census: 8,151
  • 2013 census: 8,100

Zambia

  • 1976 census: 450
  • 2001 census: 948
  • 2006 census: 1,314
  • 2013 census: 1,416

Ethiopia

  • 2001 census: 654
  • 2006 census: 930
  • 2013 census: 1,143

Somalia

  • 2001 census: 1,770
  • 2006 census: 1,857
  • 2013 census: 1,104

Other Sub-Sahara Africa

  • 2001 census: 3,408
  • 2006 census: 4,593
  • 2013 census: 4,395

United Arab Republic (Egypt)

  • 1976 census: 451

Egypt

  • 2001 census: 1,179
  • 2006 census: 1,341
  • 2013 census: 1,275

Ethnic identity

In the 2006 and 2013 censuses, people were asked to indicate the ethnic group with which they identified. Listed below are the numbers of people who identified with ethnicities relevant to the African story. The numbers include those who indicated more than one group.

  • African: 4,053 (2006); 6,819 (2013)
  • Somali: 2,316 (2006); 1,617 (2013)
  • Ethiopian: 1,032 (2006); 1,242 (2013)
  • Other African: 1,029 (2006); 1,158 (2013)
How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Africans - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/africans/page-4 (accessed 28 June 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015