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2013 Census ethnic group profiles:
Chinese

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Population and geography

Population

  • The Chinese ethnic group comprised 171,411 people or 4.3 percent of people that stated an ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013.
  • Between 2006 and 2013, the population increased by 16.2 percent. This compares with an increase of 40.5 percent between 2001 and 2006.
Chinese ethnic group in New Zealand
2001, 2006, and 2013 Censuses
Specified ethnic group in New Zealand, 2001, 2006, and 2013 Censuses


Where people live

For people identifying with the Chinese ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 88.8 percent (152,244 people) lived in the North Island and 11.2 percent (19,167 people) lived in the South Island.
  • 95.7 percent (164,061 people) lived in the main urban areas (populations of 30,000 or more).
  • The most common region to live in was the Auckland Region (69.0 percent or 118,230 people), followed by the Wellington Region (9.5 percent or 16,344 people), and the Canterbury Region (8.0 percent or 13,770 people).
  • Of those living in the Auckland Region, the majority usually lived in the Howick Local Board Area (21.8 percent), Albert-Eden Local Board Area (10.5 percent), and Kaipatiki Local Board Area (7.6 percent).

Chinese ethnic group by region
2013 Census


Moving residence

For people aged 5 years and over identifying with the Chinese ethnic group and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 37.8 percent had moved residence within New Zealand at least once in the previous five years. This compares with 37.4 percent for the total Asian ethnic group and 40.1 percent for the total New Zealand population.
  • 22.2 percent (34,056 people) were living overseas five years ago in 2008.
  • Of those who had moved residence since 2008, 12.6 percent had moved to a different region. The most common region moved to was Auckland Region.

 

Note: 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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