Story: Samoans

Samoan population in New Zealand, 1961–2013

This graph shows the rapid increase in the Samoan population in New Zealand from 1961, and the increasing numbers of those with Samoan ethnicity who are New Zealand-born. Figures for ethnicity are only available from 1991.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: New Zealand census, 1961–2013

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How to cite this page:

Misatauveve Melani Anae, 'Samoans - History and migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/1566/samoan-population-in-new-zealand-1961-2013 (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Misatauveve Melani Anae, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015