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In 2013, 5.0% of the Wairoa District's population was born overseas, compared to 13.6% in Hawke's Bay Region.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in the Wairoa 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 Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Country of birthNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
United Kingdom1562.05.51591.95.3-3
Australia901.11.3871.01.3+3
Fiji360.50.2210.20.2+15
United States of America270.30.390.10.3+18
Netherlands180.20.5210.20.5-3
Philippines180.20.3120.10.1+6
China, People's Republic of150.20.4150.20.30
Germany90.10.390.10.20
India90.10.860.10.4+3
Canada90.10.2120.10.2-3

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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Country of birthNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Overseas born3935.013.63814.512.3+12
New Zealand born6,92788.580.17,38387.583.4-456
Not stated / included5106.56.36697.94.3-159

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 5.5% Australia, Hawke's Bay Region: 1.3% Fiji, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.2% United States of America, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.3% Philippines, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.3% Netherlands, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.5% China, People's Republic of, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.4% India, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.8% Germany, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.3% Canada, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.2% United Kingdom, Wairoa District: 2.0% Australia, Wairoa District: 1.1% Fiji, Wairoa District: 0.5% United States of America, Wairoa District: 0.3% Philippines, Wairoa District: 0.2% Netherlands, Wairoa District: 0.2% China, People's Republic of, Wairoa District: 0.2% India, Wairoa District: 0.1% Germany, Wairoa District: 0.1% Canada, Wairoa District: 0.1%
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, Wairoa District: -3 Australia, Wairoa District: +3 Fiji, Wairoa District: +15 United States of America, Wairoa District: +18 Philippines, Wairoa District: +6 Netherlands, Wairoa District: -3 China, People's Republic of, Wairoa District: 0 India, Wairoa District: +3 Germany, Wairoa District: 0 Canada, Wairoa District: -3
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 Wairoa District in 2013 compared to the Hawke's Bay Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas

Overall, 5.0% of the population was born overseas, compared to 13.6% for the Hawke's Bay Region.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in the Wairoa District and the Hawke's Bay Region was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (2.0% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people born overseas increased by 12 or 3.1%.

There were no major differences in the Wairoa District between 2006 and 2013.

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