Since 1840 the English have been the largest foreign-born group in New Zealand. Until the 1970s they always represented over 40% of those born outside the country. In 2013 they were 20%. As this graph shows, since the 1880s there have always been more than 100,000 English people living in the country.
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Source: New Zealand census, 1861–2013