Story: Africans

African-born people in New Zealand by country of origin, 1991–2013

New Zealand’s African population grew in the 1990s and into the 2000s, largely because people were fleeing war, persecution and political unrest. Migration from Zimbabwe was particularly significant in the 2000s. This graph shows the numbers and origins of African-born people in New Zealand between 1991 and 2013.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: New Zealand census, 1991–2013

How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Africans - Immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2016)

Full story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015