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2013 Census ethnic group profiles:
Lebanese
Population and geography

Population

  • The Lebanese ethnic group comprised 1,044 people or less than 1 percent of people that stated an ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013.
  • Between 2006 and 2013, the population increased by 4.2 percent. This compares with an decrease of 1.8 percent between 2001 and 2006.
Lebanese 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 Lebanese ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 83.9 percent lived in the North Island and 16.1 percent lived in the South Island.
  • 86.8 percent lived in the main urban areas (populations of 30,000 or more).
  • The most common region to live in was the Auckland Region (44.0 percent), followed by the Wellington Region (22.4 percent), and the Otago Region (8.6 percent).
  • Of those living in the Auckland Region, the majority usually lived in the Henderson-Massey Local Board Area (12.4 percent), Manurewa Local Board Area (11.8 percent), and Albert-Eden Local Board Area (11.1 percent).

Lebanese ethnic group by region
2013 Census


Moving residence

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

  • 43.6 percent had moved residence within New Zealand at least once in the previous five years. This compares with 40.9 percent for the total MELAA ethnic group and 40.1 percent for the total New Zealand population.
  • 8.4 percent were living overseas five years ago in 2008.
  • Of those who had moved residence since 2008, 17.1 percent had moved to a different 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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