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Overseas arrivals

294 people who were living in Pataua were born overseas and 9.2% arrived in New Zealand within 5 years prior to 2018.

The Year of Arrival data records when the overseas born population arrived in New Zealand. The data shows the degree to which areas are 'ports' for new overseas migrants and reveals the role of Pataua in housing the overseas-born. The number of recent arrivals in an area is often determined by housing affordability, employment opportunities and pre-existing communities located in the area.

Pataua's Year of Arrival data, when used with Country of Birth, Religion and Languages Spoken data, is a good indicator of the likely need for services in migrant communities.

Please note: Stats NZ has given Years since arrival in New Zealand data for the 2018 Census a quality rating of "moderate". See Stats NZ’s DataInfo+ for specific information on what this rating means and recommendations for use.


Derived from the Census question:

'When did you first arrive to live in New Zealand?'

Overseas arrivals
Year of arrival in New ZealandNumber%Whangarei District Council %
Prior to 19919030.631.4
1991 to 20004515.311.7
2001 to 20053010.211.0
2006 to 20126622.416.6
2013 to March 2018279.216.7
Not stated / included3612.212.6
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born population of Pataua in 2018 compared to Whangarei District Council shows that there was a larger proportion of people who arrived before 1991, and a smaller proportion of recent arrivals (those who arrived between 2013 and 2018).

Overall, 45.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 1991, and 9.2% arrived during or after 2013, compared with 43.1% and 16.7% respectively for Whangarei District Council.

The major differences between the year of arrival data of Pataua and Whangarei District Council were:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals in 2001 (22.4% compared to 16.6%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1991 to 1995 (15.3% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals in 2002 (9.2% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1996 to 2000 (10.2% compared to 11.0%)

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