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Masterton DistrictCommunity profile

Masterton District

Birthplace

In 2018, 12.9% of Masterton District'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 Masterton 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, Masterton District'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
Masterton District20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
United Kingdom1,2154.87.21,1915.17.4+24
Australia3181.21.72761.21.5+42
Philippines2400.91.3990.41.0+141
South Africa2280.91.31500.61.0+78
Samoa1860.71.51680.71.6+18
India1680.72.2900.41.5+78
Netherlands1140.40.41110.50.5+3
Fiji870.30.8600.30.8+27
United States of America840.30.9750.30.7+9
China, People's Republic of630.21.7480.21.3+15
Show all (28 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
Masterton District20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
New Zealand22,00886.172.119,56984.270.6+2,439
Overseas born3,30312.926.92,61011.224.0+693
Not stated / included2491.01.01,0504.55.4-801
Total25,560100.0100.023,229100.0100.0+2,331
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 Masterton District in 2018 compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas

Overall, 12.9% of the population was born overseas, compared to 26.9% for Wellington Region.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Masterton District and Wellington Region were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.8% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.7% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China, People's Republic of (0.2% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people born overseas increased by 693 or 26.6%.

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

  • Philippines (+141 persons)
  • South Africa (+78 persons)
  • India (+78 persons)

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