How many recently arrived?
Derived from the Census question, "When did you first arrive to live in New Zealand?"
Relates only to those people who live in New Zealand but were not born in New Zealand.
The Year of Arrival data indicates the year (or period) when the overseas born population arrived in New Zealand. Immigration statistics show the degree to which areas are "ports" for new overseas migrants and reveals the role of the area in housing the overseas-born.
Recent arrival numbers in an area are often determined by:
- housing affordability;
- employment opportunities; and
- pre-existing communities located in the area.
Oriental Bay's Year of Arrival data is best used in conjunction with Country of Birth data, Religion and Languages Spoken as a means of informing decision-makers, planners and service providers about the ethnic composition and cultural diversity of an area and the socio-economic status of migrants.
|Year of arrival in New Zealand||Oriental Bay
|Usual residence||number||%||Wellington City %
|Prior to 1991||153||52.0||41.8
|1991 to 1995||15||5.1||8.5
|1996 to 2000||21||7.1||13.5
|Not elsewhere included||9||3.1||3.5
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006.
"-" values denote confidentialised records, for more information please refer to the Stats NZ fact sheet: 2006 Census confidentiality rules.
Please refer to the specific data notes for more information.
Year of arrival is collected on the Census form, and aggregated into ranges for this topic.
It includes that population who were born overseas and were resident in New Zealand at Census time.
People who did not state their country of birth are excluded.
Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born population of Oriental Bay in 2006 compared to Wellington City shows that there was a higher proportion of people who arrived before 1991 but a lower proportion of recent arrivals (those who arrived between 2001 and 2006).
Overall the immigration statistics for Oriental Bay show that, 52.0% of the overseas born population arrived before 1991, and 32.6% arrived between 2001 and 2006, compared with 41.8% and 32.7% respectively for Wellington City.