Story: Greeks – the Hellenic community

Page 3. Facts and figures

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Country of birth

The New Zealand census figures listed here show the number of residents born in Greece. Many New Zealand Greeks were born in countries other than Greece.

  • 1874 census: 77
  • 1901 census: 123
  • 1951 census: 369
  • 1976 census: 1,660
  • 2001 census: 942
  • 2006 census: 960
  • 2013 census: 909

Ethnic identity

In the 2006 and 2013 censuses, people were asked to indicate the ethnic group or groups with which they identified. The numbers include those who indicated more than one group.

  • Greek (including Greek Cypriot): 2,355 (2006); 2,481 (2013)
How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Greeks – the Hellenic community - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/greeks-the-hellenic-community/page-3 (accessed 17 December 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 30 Mar 2015