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Napier CityCommunity profile

In 2018, 16.3% of Napier City'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 Napier 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, Napier 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
Napier City20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2013 to 2018
United Kingdom3,8076.15.73,6816.46.0+126
Australia1,0081.61.67681.31.5+240
South Africa6181.01.54200.71.3+198
India5430.92.52100.41.6+333
China, People's Republic of4560.72.83420.62.1+114
Samoa4530.71.24470.81.2+6
Philippines2880.51.41080.20.9+180
United States of America2700.40.61980.30.5+72
Netherlands2550.40.42430.40.5+12
Germany1950.30.41830.30.3+12
Show all (56 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
Napier City20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2013 to 2018
New Zealand51,50782.871.745,60079.970.3+5,907
Overseas born10,13416.327.18,15114.323.6+1,983
Not stated / included5880.91.23,3365.86.1-2,748
Total62,229100.0100.057,087100.0100.0+5,142
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 Napier City in 2018 compared to New Zealand shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas

Overall, 16.3% 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 Napier City and New Zealand were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China, People's Republic of (0.7% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.9% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Fiji (0.3% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,983 or 24.3%.

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

  • India (+333 persons)
  • Australia (+240 persons)
  • South Africa (+198 persons)
  • Philippines (+180 persons)

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