Story: English

English-born people in New Zealand, 1861–2013

Since 1840 the English have been the largest foreign-born group in New Zealand. Until the 1970s they always represented over 40% of those born outside the country. In 2013 they were 20%. As this graph shows, since the 1880s there have always been more than 100,000 English people living in the country.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: New Zealand census, 1861–2013

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Terry Hearn, 'English - Importance and influence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015