Story: Latin Americans

Page 3. Facts and figures

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Country of birth

The New Zealand census figures listed here show the number of residents born in countries of Latin America.

Argentina

  • 1921 census: 49
  • 1951 census: 103
  • 1976 census: 181
  • 2001 census: 384
  • 2006 census: 909
  • 2013 census: 1,701

Brazil

  • 1921 census: 24
  • 1951 census: 35
  • 2001 census: 654
  • 2006 census: 1,761
  • 2013 census: 3,588

Chile

  • 1921 census: 39
  • 1951 census: 49
  • 1976 census: 273
  • 2001 census: 756
  • 2006 census: 1,377
  • 2013 census: 2,409

Colombia

  • 2001 census: 216
  • 2006 census: 390
  • 2013 census: 1,155

Mexico

  • 1921 census: 10
  • 1951 census: 12
  • 2001 census: 246
  • 2006 census: 384
  • 2013 census: 741

Peru

  • 1921 census: 15
  • 1951 census: 19
  • 2001 census: 408
  • 2006 census: 498
  • 2013 census: 594

Other Latin American countries

  • 2001 census: 1,065
  • 2006 census: 1,644
  • 2013 census: 1,704

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.

  • Latin American: 2,253 (2006); 5,622 (2013)
  • Brazilian: 1,473 (2006); 2,868 (2013)
  • Chilean: 1,053 (2006); 1,686 (2013)
How to cite this page:

John Wilson, 'Latin Americans - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/latin-americans/page-3 (accessed 16 November 2018)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 30 Mar 2015