Story: The New Zealanders

New Zealanders of overseas birth, 1961–2013

This graph demonstrates changes in the origins of New Zealanders of overseas birth since 1961. Though migration from Britain and Ireland remained fairly consistent, it was proportionally less significant over time. Pacific Islanders were the first major group to arrive, and numbers of Pacific-born New Zealanders increased steadily into the 21st century. In the 2000s the growth in the Asian-born population was considerable, and migration from Africa, the Middle East and the Americas was increasingly significant.

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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:

Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Multicultural New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2015