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Whanganui District

Birthplace

In 2013, 10.7% of the Whanganui District's population was born overseas, compared to 23.6% in New Zealand.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in the Whanganui 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 Whanganui 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
Whanganui District20132006Change
Country of birthNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
United Kingdom1,8934.56.02,0824.96.1-189
Australia5461.31.55371.31.6+9
South Africa2700.61.32220.51.0+48
Fiji2400.61.21890.40.9+51
India1590.41.61500.41.1+9
China, People's Republic of1560.42.11830.41.9-27
United States of America1350.30.51140.30.4+21
Netherlands1350.30.51530.40.5-18
Philippines1260.30.9390.10.4+87
Germany1050.30.3660.20.3+39
Samoa1020.21.21320.31.3-30
Canada780.20.2750.20.2+3
Ireland570.10.2630.10.2-6
Zimbabwe450.10.2420.10.2+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
Whanganui District20132006Change
Country of birthNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Overseas born4,50310.723.64,49410.621.8+9
New Zealand born34,61182.470.336,06684.973.5-1,455
Not stated / included2,8806.96.11,9444.64.7+936

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, New Zealand: 6.0% Australia, New Zealand: 1.5% South Africa, New Zealand: 1.3% Fiji, New Zealand: 1.2% India, New Zealand: 1.6% China, People's Republic of, New Zealand: 2.1% United States of America, New Zealand: 0.5% Netherlands, New Zealand: 0.5% Philippines, New Zealand: 0.9% Germany, New Zealand: 0.3% United Kingdom, Whanganui District: 4.5% Australia, Whanganui District: 1.3% South Africa, Whanganui District: 0.6% Fiji, Whanganui District: 0.6% India, Whanganui District: 0.4% China, People's Republic of, Whanganui District: 0.4% United States of America, Whanganui District: 0.3% Netherlands, Whanganui District: 0.3% Philippines, Whanganui District: 0.3% Germany, Whanganui District: 0.3%
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, Whanganui District: -189 Australia, Whanganui District: +9 South Africa, Whanganui District: +48 Fiji, Whanganui District: +51 India, Whanganui District: +9 China, People's Republic of, Whanganui District: -27 United States of America, Whanganui District: +21 Netherlands, Whanganui District: -18 Philippines, Whanganui District: +87 Germany, Whanganui District: +39
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 Whanganui District in 2013 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas

Overall, 10.7% of the population was born overseas, compared to 23.6% for the New Zealand.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the Whanganui District and the New Zealand were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China, People's Republic of (0.4% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.5% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.4% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2013, the number of people born overseas increased by 9 or 0.2%.

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

  • United Kingdom (-189 persons)
  • Philippines (+87 persons)
  • Fiji (+51 persons)

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