Story: Scandinavians

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 Scandinavian countries.

Denmark

  • 1874 census: 1,172
  • 1901 census: 2,120
  • 1951 census: 1,191
  • 1976 census: 1,588
  • 2001 census: 1,434
  • 2006 census: 1,491
  • 2013 census: 1,410

Norway

  • 1881 census: 1,271
  • 1901 census: 1,279
  • 1951 census: 516
  • 1976 census: 368
  • 2001 census: 465
  • 2006 census: 471
  • 2013 census: 420

Sweden

  • 1881 census: 1,264
  • 1901 census: 1,548
  • 1951 census: 389
  • 1976 census: 365
  • 2001 census: 960
  • 2006 census: 1,173
  • 2013 census: 1,353

Finland

  • 1921 census: 314
  • 1951 census: 201
  • 1976 census: 298
  • 2001 census: 372
  • 2006 census: 396
  • 2013 census: 495

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.

  • Danish: 1,929 (2006); 1,986 (2013)
  • Swedish: 1,257 (2006); 1,401 (2013)
How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Scandinavians - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/scandinavians/page-5 (accessed 22 November 2017)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015