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In 2013, 19.3% of the Upper Hutt City'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 Upper Hutt City. 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 Upper Hutt City'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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Country of birthNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
United Kingdom3,3008.27.43,2378.57.3+63
South Africa6331.61.03060.80.7+327
Australia4951.21.54741.21.5+21
Philippines3901.01.01230.30.5+267
India3480.91.52310.61.0+117
Samoa2760.71.62700.71.8+6
Netherlands2730.70.53630.90.5-90
China, People's Republic of2220.61.32130.61.4+9
Fiji2040.50.81140.30.7+90
United States of America1500.40.71230.30.6+27
Zimbabwe1290.30.2570.10.1+72
Germany960.20.4810.20.3+15
Cambodia930.20.3780.20.3+15
Malaysia930.20.5780.20.4+15
Ireland870.20.3960.30.3-9
Tonga870.20.2870.20.20
Viet Nam660.20.2750.20.2-9
Canada540.10.3510.10.3+3
Thailand510.10.2540.10.1-3
Cook Islands480.10.3540.10.3-6
Singapore450.10.2480.10.1-3
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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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Country of birthNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Overseas born7,71019.324.06,77417.722.4+936
New Zealand born30,07875.170.630,39379.473.9-315
Not stated / included2,2535.65.41,1252.93.7+1,128

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% South Africa, Wellington Region: 1.0% Australia, Wellington Region: 1.5% Philippines, Wellington Region: 1.0% India, Wellington Region: 1.5% Samoa, Wellington Region: 1.6% Netherlands, Wellington Region: 0.5% China, People's Republic of, Wellington Region: 1.3% Fiji, Wellington Region: 0.8% United States of America, Wellington Region: 0.7% United Kingdom, Upper Hutt City: 8.2% South Africa, Upper Hutt City: 1.6% Australia, Upper Hutt City: 1.2% Philippines, Upper Hutt City: 1.0% India, Upper Hutt City: 0.9% Samoa, Upper Hutt City: 0.7% Netherlands, Upper Hutt City: 0.7% China, People's Republic of, Upper Hutt City: 0.6% Fiji, Upper Hutt City: 0.5% United States of America, Upper Hutt City: 0.4%
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, Upper Hutt City: +63 South Africa, Upper Hutt City: +327 Australia, Upper Hutt City: +21 Philippines, Upper Hutt City: +267 India, Upper Hutt City: +117 Samoa, Upper Hutt City: +6 Netherlands, Upper Hutt City: -90 China, People's Republic of, Upper Hutt City: +9 Fiji, Upper Hutt City: +90 United States of America, Upper Hutt City: +27
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 Upper Hutt City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas

Overall, 19.3% of the population was born overseas, compared to 24.0% for the Wellington Region.

There were no major differences between Upper Hutt City and Wellington Region in 2013.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people born overseas increased by 936 or 13.8%.

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

  • South Africa (+327 persons)
  • Philippines (+267 persons)
  • India (+117 persons)
  • Netherlands (-90 persons)

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