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Overseas arrivals

7,572 people who were living in the Far North District were born overseas and 25.9% arrived in New Zealand within 5 years prior to 2013.

The Year of Arrival data records when the overseas born population arrived in New Zealand. The data shows the degree to which areas are 'ports' for new overseas migrants and reveals the role of the Far North District in housing the overseas-born. The number of recent arrivals in an area is often determined by housing affordability, employment opportunities and pre-existing communities located in the area.

The Far North District's Year of Arrival data, when used with Country of Birth, Religion and Languages Spoken data, is a good indicator of the likely need for services in migrant communities.

Derived from the Census question:

'When did you first arrive to live in New Zealand?'

Overseas born population

Overseas arrivals
Far North District2013
Year of arrival in New ZealandNumber%Northland Region %
Prior to 19913,24642.943.2
1991 to 200099613.213.6
2001 to 20051,11314.714.8
2006 to March 20131,96225.925.3
Not stated / included2553.43.1

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

Overseas arrivals, 2013
Overseas arrivals, 2013 Prior to 1991, Northland Region: 43.2% 1991 to 2000, Northland Region: 13.6% 2001 to 2005, Northland Region: 14.8% 2006 to March 2013, Northland Region: 25.3% Prior to 1991, Far North District: 42.9% 1991 to 2000, Far North District: 13.2% 2001 to 2005, Far North District: 14.7% 2006 to March 2013, Far North District: 25.9%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born population of the Far North District in 2013 compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a similar proportion of people who arrived before 1991, as well as a similar proportion of recent arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2013).

Overall, 42.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 1991, and 25.9% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 43.2% and 25.3% respectively for the Northland Region.

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

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