Story: Malaysians and Singaporeans

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 countries now called Malaysia and Singapore.

Malaya

  • 1951 census: 165

Malaysia

  • 1976 census: 4,101
  • 2001 census: 11,463
  • 2006 census: 14,547
  • 2013 census: 16,350

Singapore

  • 1881 census: 4
  • 1951 census: 94
  • 1976 census: 1,672
  • 2001 census: 3,912
  • 2006 census: 4,857
  • 2013 census: 5,370

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.

  • Malay: 3,540 (2006); 4,794 (2013)
  • Malaysian Chinese: 1,353 (2006); 1,848 (2013)
  • Singaporean Chinese: 603 (2006); 741 (2013)
How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Malaysians and Singaporeans - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/malaysians-and-singaporeans/page-5 (accessed 24 October 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Oct 2015