Story: Other Western Europeans

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 some western European countries.

Belgium

  • 1874 census: 65
  • 1901 census: 117
  • 1951 census: 125
  • 1976 census: 275
  • 2001 census: 510
  • 2006 census: 693
  • 2013 census: 882

Gibraltar

  • 1874 census: 40
  • 1901 census: 48
  • 1951 census: 40
  • 2001 census: 60
  • 2006 census: 69
  • 2013 census: 78

Malta

  • 1874 census: 52
  • 1901 census: 55
  • 1951 census: 118
  • 1976 census: 419
  • 2001 census: 363
  • 2006 census: 390
  • 2013 census: 390

Portugal

  • 1874 census: 182 (including some Portuguese possessions)
  • 1901 census: 172
  • 1951 census: 12
  • 2001 census: 138
  • 2006 census: 195
  • 2013 census: 264

Spain

  • 1874 census: 102 (including some Spanish possessions)
  • 1901 census: 59
  • 1951 census: 42
  • 1976 census: 222
  • 2001 census: 336
  • 2006 census: 474
  • 2013 census: 933

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.

  • Belgian: 417(2006);  576 (2013)
  • Maltese: 243 (2006); 249 (2013)
  • Portuguese: 912 (2006); 942 (2013)
  • Spanish: 1,857 (2006); 2,043 (2013)
How to cite this page:

John Wilson, 'Other Western Europeans - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/other-western-europeans/page-4 (accessed 24 July 2021)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015