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Birthplace

In 2013, 13.3% of the Far North District's population was born overseas, compared to 14.1% in Northland Region.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in the Far North 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 Far North 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
Far North District20132006Change
Country of birthNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
United Kingdom3,3636.16.13,1535.75.9+210
Australia8881.61.79631.71.8-75
South Africa3720.70.92790.50.7+93
United States of America3600.60.54050.70.5-45
Germany3270.60.42700.50.4+57
Netherlands2850.50.63150.60.6-30
India1860.30.41140.20.2+72
Canada1410.30.31350.20.2+6
Fiji1350.20.41170.20.3+18
Philippines1320.20.4870.20.2+45
China, People's Republic of1140.20.3600.10.2+54
Switzerland840.20.1990.20.1-15
Zimbabwe810.10.2600.10.1+21
Tonga720.10.1780.10.1-6
Ireland690.10.1510.10.1+18
France600.10.1480.10.1+12
Thailand540.10.1450.10.1+9
Samoa510.10.1510.10.10
Korea, Republic of510.10.1210.00.1+30
Cook Islands510.10.1690.10.1-18
Japan480.10.1390.10.1+9
Brazil360.10.0180.00.0+18
Indonesia360.10.0270.00.0+9
Italy330.10.0300.10.0+3
Malaysia330.10.1330.10.10
Austria270.00.0270.00.00
Belgium270.00.0120.00.0+15
Denmark210.00.0120.00.0+9
Sweden210.00.0240.00.0-3
Zambia180.00.090.00.0+9
Singapore150.00.0270.00.0-12
Niue150.00.0120.00.0+3
Papua New Guinea120.00.0----0.0--
Kenya120.00.090.00.0+3
Russia120.00.0150.00.0-3
Argentina120.00.060.00.0+6
Croatia120.00.0180.00.0-6
Czech Republic120.00.0120.00.00
Israel120.00.090.00.0+3
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)120.00.0150.00.0-3
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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
Far North District20132006Change
Country of birthNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
Overseas born7,38613.314.16,85512.312.9+531
New Zealand born41,81775.376.843,04177.379.1-1,224
Not stated / included6,33611.49.05,77810.48.0+558

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, Northland Region: 6.1% Australia, Northland Region: 1.7% South Africa, Northland Region: 0.9% United States of America, Northland Region: 0.5% Germany, Northland Region: 0.4% Netherlands, Northland Region: 0.6% India, Northland Region: 0.4% Canada, Northland Region: 0.3% Fiji, Northland Region: 0.4% Philippines, Northland Region: 0.4% United Kingdom, Far North District: 6.1% Australia, Far North District: 1.6% South Africa, Far North District: 0.7% United States of America, Far North District: 0.6% Germany, Far North District: 0.6% Netherlands, Far North District: 0.5% India, Far North District: 0.3% Canada, Far North District: 0.3% Fiji, Far North District: 0.2% Philippines, Far North 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, Far North District: +210 Australia, Far North District: -75 South Africa, Far North District: +93 United States of America, Far North District: -45 Germany, Far North District: +57 Netherlands, Far North District: -30 India, Far North District: +72 Canada, Far North District: +6 Fiji, Far North District: +18 Philippines, Far North District: +45
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 Far North District in 2013 compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas

Overall, 13.3% of the population was born overseas, compared to 14.1% for the Northland Region.

There were no major differences between Far North District and Northland Region in 2013.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people born overseas increased by 531 or 7.7%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+210 persons)
  • South Africa (+93 persons)
  • Australia (-75 persons)
  • India (+72 persons)

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