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Birthplace

In 2013, 11.2% of the Masterton 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 Masterton 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 Masterton 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
Masterton District20132006Change
Country of birthNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
United Kingdom1,1915.17.41,1945.37.3-3
Australia2761.21.52641.21.5+12
Samoa1680.71.61380.61.8+30
South Africa1500.61.01350.60.7+15
Netherlands1110.50.5990.40.5+12
Philippines990.41.0270.10.5+72
India900.41.5540.21.0+36
United States of America750.30.7840.40.6-9
Fiji600.30.8270.10.7+33
China, People's Republic of480.21.3420.21.4+6
Canada360.20.3270.10.3+9
Germany330.10.4330.10.30
Zimbabwe330.10.2480.20.1-15
Ireland300.10.3300.10.30
Cook Islands240.10.3390.20.3-15
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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
Masterton District20132006Change
Country of birthNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Overseas born2,61011.224.02,41810.722.4+192
New Zealand born19,56984.270.619,40786.273.9+162
Not stated / included1,0504.55.46993.13.7+351

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% Australia, Wellington Region: 1.5% Samoa, Wellington Region: 1.6% South Africa, Wellington Region: 1.0% Netherlands, Wellington Region: 0.5% Philippines, Wellington Region: 1.0% India, Wellington Region: 1.5% United States of America, Wellington Region: 0.7% Fiji, Wellington Region: 0.8% China, People's Republic of, Wellington Region: 1.3% United Kingdom, Masterton District: 5.1% Australia, Masterton District: 1.2% Samoa, Masterton District: 0.7% South Africa, Masterton District: 0.6% Netherlands, Masterton District: 0.5% Philippines, Masterton District: 0.4% India, Masterton District: 0.4% United States of America, Masterton District: 0.3% Fiji, Masterton District: 0.3% China, People's Republic of, Masterton 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, Masterton District: -3 Australia, Masterton District: +12 Samoa, Masterton District: +30 South Africa, Masterton District: +15 Netherlands, Masterton District: +12 Philippines, Masterton District: +72 India, Masterton District: +36 United States of America, Masterton District: -9 Fiji, Masterton District: +33 China, People's Republic of, Masterton District: +6
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 Masterton District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas

Overall, 11.2% 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 Masterton District and the Wellington Region were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.1% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China, People's Republic of (0.2% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.4% compared to 1.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people born overseas increased by 192 or 7.9%.

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

  • Philippines (+72 persons)

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