Story: Tokelauans

Tokelauan-born people and people of Tokelauan ethnicity, 1951–2013

This graph shows that the major period of Tokelauan migration to New Zealand happened in the 1960s. In subsequent decades population growth in the Tokelauan community was due to fertility rather than migration.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Sources: New Zealand census, 1951–2013; Tokelau census, 1951–2011

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Tokelauans - Immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 March 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015