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Ruapehu District

Overseas arrivals

1,038 people who were living in the Ruapehu District were born overseas and 30.9% 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 Ruapehu 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 Ruapehu 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
Ruapehu District2013
Year of arrival in New ZealandNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %
Prior to 199139337.937.8
1991 to 200011711.312.8
2001 to 200514714.214.0
2006 to March 201332130.931.6
Not stated / included605.83.9

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 37.8% 1991 to 2000, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 12.8% 2001 to 2005, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 14.0% 2006 to March 2013, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 31.6% Prior to 1991, Ruapehu District: 37.9% 1991 to 2000, Ruapehu District: 11.3% 2001 to 2005, Ruapehu District: 14.2% 2006 to March 2013, Ruapehu District: 30.9%
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 Ruapehu District in 2013 compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui 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, 37.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 1991, and 30.9% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 37.8% and 31.6% respectively for the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

The major difference between the year of arrival data of the Ruapehu District and the Manawatu-Wanganui Region is:

  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 to 1995 (11.3% compared to 12.8%)

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