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Wairoa DistrictCommunity profile

Wairoa District

Birthplace

In 2018, 6.6% of Wairoa District's population was born overseas, compared to 15.9% in Hawke's Bay Region.

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

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Birthplace - Ranked by size
Wairoa District20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2013 to 2018
Australia1321.61.6901.11.3+42
United Kingdom1261.55.21562.05.5-30
Fiji630.80.3360.50.2+27
Philippines360.40.6180.20.3+18
United States of America240.30.4270.30.3-3
India210.31.290.10.8+12
South Africa180.20.900.00.7+18
Netherlands120.10.4180.20.5-6
Canada120.10.290.10.2+3
China, People's Republic of120.10.5150.20.4-3
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
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Excludes countries with fewer than 12 people.

Birthplace - Summary
Wairoa District20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2013 to 2018
New Zealand7,67191.983.06,92788.580.1+744
Overseas born5496.615.93935.013.6+156
Not stated / included1291.51.15106.56.3-381
Total8,349100.0100.07,830100.0100.0+519
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 Wairoa District in 2018 compared to Hawke's Bay Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas

Overall, 6.6% of the population was born overseas, compared to 15.9% for Hawke's Bay Region.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Wairoa District and Hawke's Bay Region was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.5% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people born overseas increased by 156 or 39.7%.

There were no major differences in Wairoa District between 2013 and 2018.

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