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Thames-Coromandel District

Overseas arrivals

3,978 people who were living in the Thames-Coromandel District were born overseas and 23.5% 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 Thames-Coromandel 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 Thames-Coromandel 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
Thames-Coromandel District2013
Year of arrival in New ZealandNumber%Waikato Region %
Prior to 19912,01950.833.0
1991 to 200044711.214.5
2001 to 200545311.416.9
2006 to March 201393623.532.2
Not stated / included1233.13.4

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, Waikato Region: 33.0% 1991 to 2000, Waikato Region: 14.5% 2001 to 2005, Waikato Region: 16.9% 2006 to March 2013, Waikato Region: 32.2% Prior to 1991, Thames-Coromandel District: 50.8% 1991 to 2000, Thames-Coromandel District: 11.2% 2001 to 2005, Thames-Coromandel District: 11.4% 2006 to March 2013, Thames-Coromandel District: 23.5%
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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2013 compared to the Waikato Region shows that there was a larger proportion of people who arrived before 1991, and a smaller proportion of recent arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2013).

Overall, 50.8% of the overseas born population arrived before 1991, and 23.5% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 33.0% and 32.2% respectively for the Waikato Region.

The major differences between the year of arrival data of the Thames-Coromandel District and the Waikato Region were:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals prior to 1991 (50.8% compared to 33.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals in 2001 (23.5% compared to 32.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1996 to 2000 (11.4% compared to 16.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 to 1995 (11.2% compared to 14.5%)

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