Story: Koreans

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 Korea.

  • 1976 census: 147
  • 2001 census: 17,931
  • 2006 census: 28,809
  • 2013 census: 26,601

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.

  • Korean: 30,792 (2006); 30,171 (2013)
How to cite this page:

Inshil Choe Yoon and Hong-key Yoon, 'Koreans - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/koreans/page-5 (accessed 19 November 2018)

Story by Inshil Choe Yoon and Hong-key Yoon, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Oct 2015, updated 1 Apr 2016