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In 2013, 13.4% of the Carterton District's population was born overseas, compared to 24.0% in Wellington Region.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in the Carterton District. The mix of Country of Birth groups is 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, the Carterton District's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Ethnicity statistics, Māori Descent statistics, Languages Spoken data and Religion data.

Derived from the Census question:

'Which country were you born in?'.

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Carterton District20132006Change
Country of birthNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
United Kingdom6608.17.44656.67.3+195
Netherlands1081.30.5871.20.5+21
Australia1021.31.5811.21.5+21
South Africa390.51.0150.20.7+24
United States of America300.40.7180.30.6+12
Fiji240.30.8150.20.7+9
India240.31.5150.21.0+9
Canada210.30.3150.20.3+6
Germany180.20.4150.20.3+3
Philippines150.21.0120.20.5+3
Ireland120.10.3120.20.30
China, People's Republic of120.11.3150.21.4-3
Samoa90.11.690.11.80
Vanuatu90.10.0----0.0--
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Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes countries with fewer than 5 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Carterton District20132006Change
Country of birthNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Overseas born1,08913.424.078611.222.4+303
New Zealand born6,69682.170.65,99785.373.9+699
Not stated / included3664.55.42493.53.7+117

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2013
Birthplace, 2013 United Kingdom, Wellington Region: 7.4% Netherlands, Wellington Region: 0.5% Australia, Wellington Region: 1.5% South Africa, Wellington Region: 1.0% United States of America, Wellington Region: 0.7% India, Wellington Region: 1.5% Fiji, Wellington Region: 0.8% Canada, Wellington Region: 0.3% Germany, Wellington Region: 0.4% Philippines, Wellington Region: 1.0% United Kingdom, Carterton District: 8.1% Netherlands, Carterton District: 1.3% Australia, Carterton District: 1.3% South Africa, Carterton District: 0.5% United States of America, Carterton District: 0.4% India, Carterton District: 0.3% Fiji, Carterton District: 0.3% Canada, Carterton District: 0.3% Germany, Carterton District: 0.2% Philippines, Carterton District: 0.2%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2013
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2013 United Kingdom, Carterton District: +195 Netherlands, Carterton District: +21 Australia, Carterton District: +21 South Africa, Carterton District: +24 United States of America, Carterton District: +12 India, Carterton District: +9 Fiji, Carterton District: +9 Canada, Carterton District: +6 Germany, Carterton District: +3 Philippines, Carterton District: +3
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in the Carterton District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas

Overall, 13.4% of the population was born overseas, compared to 24.0% for the Wellington Region.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the Carterton District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in Samoa (0.1% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China, People's Republic of (0.1% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.3% compared to 1.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people born overseas increased by 303 or 38.5%.

The largest change in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2013 was for those born in:

  • United Kingdom (+195 persons)

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