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:

Misatauveve Melani Anae, 'Samoans - History and migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Misatauveve Melani Anae, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015