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Kāpiti Coast DistrictCommunity profile

Paraparaumu Beach West

Overseas arrivals

567 people who were living in Paraparaumu Beach West were born overseas and 20.6% arrived in New Zealand within 5 years prior to 2018.

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 Paraparaumu Beach West 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.

Paraparaumu Beach West'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.

Please note: Stats NZ has given Years since arrival in New Zealand data for the 2018 Census a quality rating of "moderate". See Stats NZ’s DataInfo+ for specific information on what this rating means and recommendations for use.


Derived from the Census question:

'When did you first arrive to live in New Zealand?'

Overseas arrivals
Paraparaumu Beach West2018
Year of arrival in New ZealandNumber%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %
Prior to 199120436.040.0
1991 to 2000396.98.6
2001 to 2005457.917.1
2006 to 201210819.014.3
2013 to March 201811720.614.3
Not stated / included549.55.7
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born population of Paraparaumu Beach West in 2018 compared to Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who arrived before 1991, and a larger proportion of recent arrivals (those who arrived between 2013 and 2018).

Overall, 42.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 1991, and 20.6% arrived during or after 2013, compared with 48.6% and 14.3% respectively for Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District).

The major differences between the year of arrival data of Paraparaumu Beach West and Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) were:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals in 2002 (20.6% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals in 2001 (19.0% compared to 14.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1996 to 2000 (7.9% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals prior to 1991 (36.0% compared to 40.0%)

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