Story: Jews

Page 5. Facts and figures

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Country of birth

The New Zealand census figures listed here show the number of residents born in Israel.

  • 1976 census: 149
  • 2001 census: 549
  • 2006 census: 846
  • 2013 census: 858

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.

  • Israeli/Jewish: 1,599 (2006); 1,353 (2013)

Religious affiliation

The New Zealand census figures listed here show the number of residents who described their religion as Jewish.

  • 1871 census:1,262
  • 1901 census: 1,611
  • 1951 census: 3,661
  • 2001 census: 6,636
  • 2006 census: 6,858
  • 2013 census: 6,867
How to cite this page:

Stephen Levine, 'Jews - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/jews/page-5 (accessed 17 October 2017)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 8 Feb 2005