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New Zealanders of Scottish birth in the 19th century

New Zealanders of Scottish birth in the 19th century

The number of people of Scottish birth living in New Zealand reached a peak in 1886, then declined toward the end of the century, reflecting the loss of population and reduced immigrant inflows during years when the New Zealand economy was depressed. As the lower graph shows, the proportion of Scots in the whole non-Māori population steadily declined after 1864.

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Source: New Zealand census

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John Wilson, 'Scots - The late 1800s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/215/new-zealanders-of-scottish-birth-in-the-19th-century (accessed 28 January 2022)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015