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2013 Census ethnic group profiles:
Polish
Number of children born

Number of children born

For women aged 15 years and over who stated how many children they had given birth to and identifying with the Polish ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 60.5 percent had given birth to one or more children, compared with 66.1 percent in 2006.
  • 8.9 percent had given birth to four or more children, compared with 11.2 percent in 2006.
  • Those born in New Zealand were less likely than those born overseas to have given birth to four or more children, at 8.5 percent and 8.7 percent, respectively.
Number of children born alive
Polish and European ethnic groups, and New Zealand female population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census

  Polish European NZ population
Number of children born alive Percent
None 39.2 29.9 31.2
One 17.8 11.6 12.6
Two 22.8 28.3 26.6
Three 11.3 18.3 16.9
Four or more 8.9 11.8 12.7
Total people 100.0 100.0 100.0

Source: Statistics New Zealand


No children born

For women aged 15 years and over who stated how many children they had given birth to and identifying with the Polish ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The proportion who had not given birth to any children has increased to 39.2 percent, compared with 34.3 percent in 2006.
  • Those aged 30–64 years were most likely to have not given birth to any children.
  • 53.1 percent of those born in New Zealand and 34.6 percent of those born overseas had not given birth to any children.

Object to answering

For women aged 15 years and over identifying with the Polish ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 3.4 percent responded 'object to answering'. This compares with 3.4 percent in 2006.

 

Note: "Number of children born" counts all children born alive.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in text, tables, and graphs. The accuracy of percentages may be affected by this rounding, particularly for ethnic groups with small populations.

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