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Scots-born as a percentage of UK immigrants to New Zealand, 1840–1945

Scots-born as a percentage of UK immigrants to New Zealand, 1840–1945

In the 19th century, Scots formed about 10% of the total population of the United Kingdom, but consistently more than 20% of United Kingdom immigrants to New Zealand. There was, therefore, a greater proportion of people of Scottish heritage in New Zealand than in the United Kingdom .

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Source: Sample of death registers, ‘Peopling’ project, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington

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John Wilson, 'Scots - The Otago settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/222/scots-born-as-a-percentage-of-uk-immigrants-to-new-zealand-1840-1945 (accessed 14 December 2019)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015