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Hutt CityCommunity profile

In 2018, 25.4% of Hutt City's population was born overseas, compared to 26.9% in Wellington Region.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in 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, Hutt City'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
Hutt City20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
United Kingdom5,2145.07.25,4035.57.4-189
India3,1833.02.21,7401.81.5+1,443
China, People's Republic of2,3102.21.71,6501.71.3+660
Samoa2,3102.21.52,3702.41.6-60
Philippines1,4881.41.31,0081.01.0+480
Australia1,4041.31.71,1581.21.5+246
Fiji1,2601.20.81,1281.20.8+132
South Africa1,1311.11.38040.81.0+327
Sri Lanka6960.70.45430.60.3+153
United States of America5430.50.94170.40.7+126
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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
Hutt City20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
New Zealand76,93273.672.170,54871.970.6+6,384
Overseas born26,54125.426.921,73522.224.0+4,806
Not stated / included1,0651.01.05,7965.95.4-4,731
Total104,538100.0100.098,079100.0100.0+6,459
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 Hutt City in 2018 compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas

Overall, 25.4% of the population was born overseas, compared to 26.9% for Wellington Region.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Hutt City and Wellington Region was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.0% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people born overseas increased by 4,806 or 22.1%.

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

  • India (+1,443 persons)
  • China, People's Republic of (+660 persons)
  • Philippines (+480 persons)
  • South Africa (+327 persons)

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