Where were we born?
Derived from the Census question, "Which country were you born in?"
Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in an area. The mix of Country of Birth groups within an area are also indicative of historical settlement patterns, as source countries for New Zealand’s immigration program have varied significantly over time.
To get a more complete picture of cultural and ethnic characteristics, Wadestown's Country of Birth data should be viewed in conjunction with Ethnicity statistics, Maori Descent statistics, Languages Spoken data and Religion data.
|Country of Birth|
top 10 overseas birthplaces ranked for 2006
|Usual residence||number||%||Wellington City %||number||%||Wellington City %||2001 to 2006
|United States of America||36||1.0||0.9||27||0.8||0.7||9
|China (People's Republic)||27||0.8||2.4||6||0.2||1.2||21
|New Zealand born||2,784||78.1||68.5||2,682||80.0||71.3||102
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006, 2001 and 1996.
Please refer to the specific data notes for more information.
Respondents to country of birth were asked in all Census years to provide the present name of the country. In some cases this is difficult, especially with former Yugoslavian nations. Overall, the effect is minor, however.
The term "country" is defined to include:
- Independent nations recognised by the New Zealand Government.
- Units which are recognised geographic areas;
- Administrative subdivisions of the United Kingdom, and;
- Overseas dependencies, external territories of independent countries
The 'United Kingdom' includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and 'United Kingdom not further defined'.
'Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia' includes Serbia and Montenegro, as well as 'South Eastern Europe nfd' in 2006. Those people categorised to South Eastern Europe in 2006 were primarily those who stated their birthplace as Yugoslavia, which did not exist as a nation in 2006. In 2001 it is comparable with "Federal Republic of Yugoslavia" and has been presented in time series with this category in that year. The category is not available for 1996 and 1991 due to considerable changes to national boundaries in this region.
'Total Overseas born' includes 'inadequately described' and 'at sea'.
'China (people's republic of) ' excludes the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Birthplace is coded using the Standard Country or Area Codes for Statistical Use.
Overall, 20.4% of the population was born overseas, compared with 27.8% for Wellington City.
The dominant overseas country of birth in Wadestown was the United Kingdom, where 9.1% of the population, or 324 people, were born.
The major differences between the country of birth data for residents in Wadestown and Wellington City were:
- A larger percentage of the United Kingdom (9.1% compared to 7.2%), and;
- A smaller percentage of China (People's Republic) (0.8% compared to 2.4%).
Between 2001 and 2006 there were no numerically significant changes in Wadestown's country of birth data.