Story: Fijians

Page 6. Facts and figures

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Ethnic identity

In the New Zealand census, people are asked to indicate the ethnic group or groups with which they identified. The numbers include those who indicated more than one group. 

Fijian

  • 2006 census: 9,861
  • 2013 census: 14,445
  • 2018 census: 19,722

Fijian Indian

  • 2006 census: 5,619
  • 2013 census: 10,926
  • 2018 census: 15,132

Country of birth

The New Zealand census figures listed here show the number of residents born in Fiji.

  • 1874 census: 29
  • 1901 census: 224
  • 1951 census: 1,702
  • 1976 census: 6,671
  • 2001 census: 25,725
  • 2006 census: 37,746
  • 2013 census: 52,755
  • 2018 census: 62,310
How to cite this page:

Jacqueline Leckie, 'Fijians - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/fijians/page-6 (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Jacqueline Leckie, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Jul 2024