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In 2018, 21.7% of Papakowhai's population was born overseas, compared to 24.5% in Porirua City.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in Papakowhai. 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, Papakowhai'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?'.

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Papakowhai20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%Porirua City %Number%Porirua City %2013 to 2018
United Kingdom1717.55.51958.65.9-24
South Africa632.81.5271.21.2+36
Australia301.31.4391.71.2-9
India301.31.1210.90.5+9
China, People's Republic of210.90.9301.30.6-9
Samoa210.94.790.45.4+12
Fiji150.71.0180.80.9-3
Philippines150.70.760.30.3+9
Viet Nam120.50.290.40.1+3
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
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Excludes countries with fewer than 12 people.

Birthplace - Summary
Papakowhai20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%Porirua City %Number%Porirua City %2013 to 2018
New Zealand1,76177.574.31,73776.370.0+24
Overseas born49221.724.545920.223.1+33
Not stated / included180.81.2813.66.9-63
Total2,271100.0100.02,277100.0100.0-6
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 Papakowhai in 2018 compared to Porirua City shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas

Overall, 21.7% of the population was born overseas, compared to 24.5% for Porirua City.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Papakowhai and Porirua City were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (7.5% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in South Africa (2.8% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Samoa (0.9% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people born overseas increased by 33 or 7.2%.

There were no major differences in Papakowhai between 2013 and 2018.

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