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Whangarei District Council

Birthplace

In 2018, 16.9% of Whangarei District Council'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 Whangarei District Council. 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, Whangarei District Council'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
Whangarei District Council20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2013 to 2018
United Kingdom5,4816.05.74,8366.36.0+645
Australia1,7521.91.61,3411.71.5+411
South Africa1,2541.41.58461.11.3+408
India8821.02.53720.51.6+510
Philippines7230.81.44380.60.9+285
Netherlands5250.60.44980.60.5+27
United States of America4800.50.63750.50.5+105
Fiji4230.51.33390.41.2+84
China, People's Republic of3960.42.82370.32.1+159
Germany3840.40.42730.40.3+111
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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
Whangarei District Council20182013Change
Country of birthNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2013 to 2018
New Zealand74,38281.871.759,24477.170.3+15,138
Overseas born15,39616.927.111,53515.023.6+3,861
Not stated / included1,1491.31.26,0277.86.1-4,878
Total90,927100.0100.076,806100.0100.0+14,121
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 Whangarei District Council in 2018 compared to New Zealand shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas

Overall, 16.9% 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 Whangarei District Council and New Zealand were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China, People's Republic of (0.4% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (1.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Samoa (0.1% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of people born overseas increased by 3,861 or 33.5%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+645 persons)
  • India (+510 persons)
  • Australia (+411 persons)
  • South Africa (+408 persons)

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