Story: Africans

African-born people in New Zealand by country of origin, 1991–2013

New Zealand’s African population grew in the 1990s and into the 2000s, largely because people were fleeing war, persecution and political unrest. Migration from Zimbabwe was particularly significant in the 2000s. This graph shows the numbers and origins of African-born people in New Zealand between 1991 and 2013.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: New Zealand census, 1991–2013

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Africans - Immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 March 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015