Story: Population change

Percentage of population born overseas by gender, 1866–2013

The percentage of the New Zealand population born overseas declined over time, and natural increase became the driver of population growth. Birth overseas reached its lowest point in the mid-20th century and increased slowly from the 1960s. The gender gap narrowed significantly from the 1930s, and closed entirely in the late 20th century.

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How to cite this page:

Ian Pool and Natalie Jackson, 'Population change - Migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)

Story by Ian Pool and Natalie Jackson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 Aug 2018 with assistance from Natalie Jackson