Story: Irish

Page 11. Facts and figures

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Country of birth

The New Zealand census figures listed here show the number of residents born in Ireland, or after 1921 the two separate parts of Ireland.

Ireland

  • 1858 census: 4,554
  • 1901 census: 43,524

Northern Ireland

  • 1951 census: 8,817
  • 1976 census: 9,694
  • 2001 census: 4,095
  • 2006 census: 4,776
  • 2013 census: 4,710

Republic of Ireland

  • 1951 census: 6,423
  • 1976 census: 5,622
  • 2001 census: 6,726
  • 2006 census: 6,888
  • 2013 census: 9,042

Ireland (undefined)

  • 1951 census: 1,932
  • 1976 census: 1,877

Ethnic identity

In the 2006 and 2013 censuses, people were asked to indicate the ethnic group or groups with which they identified. The numbers include those who indicated more than one group.

  • Irish: 12,651 (2006); 14,193 (2013)
How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/irish/page-11 (accessed 19 October 2017)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015