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2013 Census ethnic group profiles:
Brazilian
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 Brazilian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • 43.9 percent had given birth to one or more children, compared with 30.9 percent in 2006.
  • 1.4 percent had given birth to four or more children, compared with 1.5 percent in 2006.
  • Those born in New Zealand were more likely than those born overseas to have given birth to four or more children, at 14.3 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively.
Number of children born alive
Brazilian and MELAA ethnic groups, and New Zealand female population aged 15 years and over
2013 Census

  Brazilian MELAA NZ population
Number of children born alive Percent
None 56.1 43.9 31.2
One 19.8 14.9 12.6
Two 17.6 20.6 26.6
Three 4.9 10.7 16.9
Four or more 1.4 9.7 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 Brazilian ethnic group living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

  • The proportion who had not given birth to any children has decreased to 56.4 percent, compared with 69.1 percent in 2006.
  • Those aged 15–29 years were most likely to have not given birth to any children.
  • 57.1 percent of those born in New Zealand and 56.3 percent of those born overseas had not given birth to any children.

 

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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