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Ashburton District Council

Birthplace

In 2018, 18.6% of Ashburton District Council's population was born overseas, compared to 27.1% in New Zealand.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in Ashburton District Council. 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, Ashburton District Council's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Ethnicity statistics, Māori Descent statistics, Languages Spoken data and Religion data.

Q:

Derived from the Census question:

'Which country were you born in?'.

Note: This page includes data from the 2018 Census. Between 2013 and 2018, the geographical classification was changed, and with it many boundaries were altered. As a result, you may see different small area options when comparing to pages that do not yet show 2018 data. Learn more.

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Ashburton District Council20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2013 to 2018
United Kingdom1,3774.15.71,3744.46.0+3
Philippines1,2303.71.45461.80.9+684
Australia4741.41.64171.31.5+57
Samoa3601.11.21950.61.2+165
South Africa3060.91.52730.91.3+33
Fiji2610.81.31920.61.2+69
India2460.72.51080.31.6+138
Cook Islands1680.50.31500.50.3+18
Tonga1680.50.6900.30.5+78
Netherlands1200.40.41230.40.5-3
Show all (39 entries)
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: High
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Excludes countries with fewer than 12 people.

Birthplace - Summary
Ashburton District Council20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2013 to 2018
New Zealand26,87480.471.725,05981.170.3+1,815
Overseas born6,21018.627.14,39214.223.6+1,818
Not stated / included3301.01.21,4614.76.1-1,131
Total33,414100.0100.030,912100.0100.0+2,502
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: High
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Ashburton District Council in 2018 compared to New Zealand shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas

Overall, 18.6% of the population was born overseas, compared to 27.1% for New Zealand.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (3.7% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China, People's Republic of (0.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.7% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.1% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,818 or 41.4%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2013 and 2018 were for those born in:

  • Philippines (+684 persons)
  • Samoa (+165 persons)
  • India (+138 persons)
  • Tonga (+78 persons)

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