Story: Dutch

Page 5. Facts and figures

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Country of birth

The New Zealand census figures listed here show the number of residents born in the Netherlands, or its possessions.

Holland including Java and Curaçao

  • 1874 census: 127

Netherlands and Possessions

  • 1901 census: 116

Netherlands

  • 1951 census: 1,655
  • 1976 census: 21,700
  • 2001 census: 22,242
  • 2006 census: 22,101
  • 2013 census: 19,815

Ethnic identity

In the 2006 and 2013 censuses, people were asked to indicate the ethnic group or groups with which they identified. The numbers include those who indicated more than one group.

  • Dutch: 28,641 (2006); 28,503 (2013)
How to cite this page:

Redmer Yska, 'Dutch - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/dutch/page-5 (accessed 11 December 2019)

Story by Redmer Yska, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 12 May 2016