Story: Samoans

Samoan population in New Zealand, 1961–2018

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, 1961–2018

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How to cite this page:

Lupematasila Melani Anae, 'Samoans - History and migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Lupematasila Melani Anae, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 7 Sep 2022 with assistance from  Lupematasila Melani Anae