Story: North Americans

Page 4. 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 North America.

United States of America

  • 1858 census: 306
  • 1901 census: 881 (and North America*: 776)
  • 1951 census: 1,713 (and America*: 172)
  • 1976 census: 8,383
  • 2001 census: 13,347
  • 2006 census: 17,751
  • 2013 census: 21,462

* A separate category in the census

British North America

  • 1874 census: 1,427
  • 1906 census: 1,547

Canada

  • 1951 census: 2,091
  • 1976 census: 7,002
  • 2001 census: 7,770
  • 2006 census: 8,994
  • 2013 census: 9,576

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.

  • American: 10,806 (2006); 12,342 (2013)
  • Canadian: 5,604 (2006); 5,871 (2013)
How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'North Americans - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/north-americans/page-4 (accessed 23 April 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 30 Mar 2015