Story: Samoans

Page 6 – Facts and figures

Country of birth

The New Zealand census figures listed here show the number of residents born in Samoa.

Samoa

  • 1874 census: 6
  • 1936 census: 279
  • 1951 census: 1,336
  • 1976 census: 19,711
  • 2001 census: 47,118
  • 2006 census: 50,649

American Samoa

  • 2001 census: 399
  • 2006 census: 489

Ethnic identity

In the 2006 census, people were asked to indicate the ethnic group or groups with which they identified. The numbers include those who indicated more than one group.

  • Samoan: 131,103
How to cite this page:

Misatauveve Melani Anae. 'Samoans - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 13-Jul-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/samoans/page-6