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Whanganui District

Overseas arrivals

4,662 people who were living in the Whanganui District were born overseas and 25.2% 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 Whanganui 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 Whanganui 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
Whanganui District2013
Year of arrival in New ZealandNumber%New Zealand %
Prior to 19912,05544.129.2
1991 to 200059412.717.4
2001 to 200567514.518.2
2006 to March 20131,17625.231.5
Not stated / included1623.53.7

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, New Zealand: 29.2% 1991 to 2000, New Zealand: 17.4% 2001 to 2005, New Zealand: 18.2% 2006 to March 2013, New Zealand: 31.5% Prior to 1991, Whanganui District: 44.1% 1991 to 2000, Whanganui District: 12.7% 2001 to 2005, Whanganui District: 14.5% 2006 to March 2013, Whanganui District: 25.2%
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 Whanganui District in 2013 compared to the New Zealand 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, 44.1% of the overseas born population arrived before 1991, and 25.2% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 29.2% and 31.5% respectively for the New Zealand.

The major differences between the year of arrival data of the Whanganui District and the New Zealand were:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals prior to 1991 (44.1% compared to 29.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals in 2001 (25.2% compared to 31.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 to 1995 (12.7% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1996 to 2000 (14.5% compared to 18.2%)

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