Your question: How many Chinese are in New Zealand?

There were 247,770 people identifying as being part of the Chinese ethnic group at the 2018 New Zealand census, making up 5.3% of New Zealand’s population. This is an increase of 76,359 people (44.5%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 100,200 people (67.9%) since the 2006 census.

Why did Chinese come to New Zealand?

In the 1860s, Chinese immigrants were invited to New Zealand by the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce to replace the western goldminers who had followed the gold-fever to Australia. However, prejudice against the Chinese eventually led to calls for restrictions on immigration.

How many Chinese people are in Auckland?

Changes in five largest Asian groups, Auckland and New Zealand (2013 and 2018)

​2013 ​2018
​Chinese ​118,233 ​171,309
​Indian ​106,329 ​154,824
​Korean ​21,984 ​25,038

How many Chinese speak NZ?


Language Number Percentage
Mandarin 95,253 2.03
Hindi 69,471 1.48
French 55,116 1.17
Yue 52,767 1.12

How many Japanese are in New Zealand?

Close to 21 thousand Japanese residents were registered in New Zealand as of October 2018.

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What percentage of NZ population is Chinese?

As of 2018, Chinese New Zealanders account for 4.9% of the population of New Zealand, and are the largest Asian ethnic group in New Zealand, accounting for 36.3% of Asian New Zealanders.

How many Chinese are in Australia?

The latest Census in 2016 recorded 509,555 China-born people in Australia, an increase of 59.8 per cent from the 2011 Census.

How many Koreans live NZ?

The 2018 New Zealand census found 35,664 Koreans in the country, virtually all from South Korea, making them the third-largest Asian population there, and more than 0.75 percent of the total population of New Zealand.

How many Chinese are in the world?

China 2020 population is estimated at 1,439,323,776 people at mid year according to UN data. China population is equivalent to 18.47% of the total world population.

China Population (LIVE)

Date China Population
2020 1,439,323,776

Is Te Reo a dying language?

A study on endangered languages has shown te reo Māori is on its way towards extinction.

How many Asians are in Auckland?

ethnic group

At the 2018 Census there were 442,671 usual residents in Auckland who identified with an Asian ethnicity (28.2% of Auckland’s population). This is an increase of 135,447 people, or 44.1%, since the 2013 Census.

How many Māori are there in NZ?

New Zealand’s estimated Māori ethnic population was 850,500 (or 16.7 percent of national population). There were 423,700 Māori males and 426,800 Māori females.

What language do they speak in New Zealand?

According to the 2013 Census, English and Te Reo Māori are the most widely spoken languages in New Zealand. However, as Table 1 shows, in 2013 there far more people speaking English (3,819,969 people or 90 per cent of the total population) than Te Reo Māori (148,395 people or 3 per cent of the population).

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