Kōrero: Samoans

Whārangi 6. Facts and figures

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Country of birth

The New Zealand census figures listed here show the number of residents born in Samoa.

Samoa

  • 1874 census: 6
  • 1936 census: 279
  • 1951 census: 1,336
  • 1976 census: 19,711
  • 2001 census: 47,118
  • 2006 census: 50,649
  • 2013 census: 50,658
  • 2018 census: 55,512

American Samoa

  • 2001 census: 399
  • 2006 census: 489
  • 2013 census: 636
  • 2018 census: 861

Ethnic identity

In the 2006, 2013 and 2018 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.

  • Samoan: 131,103 (2006); 144,138 (2013); 182,721 (2018)
Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Lupematasila Melani Anae, 'Samoans - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/samoans/page-6 (accessed 6 December 2022)

He kōrero nā Lupematasila Melani Anae, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 7 Sep 2022 with assistance from  Lupematasila Melani Anae