2018 citizenship numbers

The top ten nationalities who got New Zealand citizenship last year:

  • United Kingdom including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – 5471
  • India – 4845
  • Samoa including Western Samoa – 3185
  • Philippines – 3079
  • South Africa  – 2691
  • Fiji – 2542
  • China including Hong Kong, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Macau and Macao – 1175
  • Tonga – 848
  • Australia – 767
  • United States – 756

Totals:

  • 2017 – 36,450
  • 2018 – 35,737

A small drop.

From ODT who also show for  Dunedin a slight Drop in citizenship numbers but still well up on previous years:

Nationalities becoming citizens in Dunedin in 2018:

  • United Kingdom – 145
  • India – 52
  • Philippines – 43
  • South Africa – 42
  • United States – 28
  • China – 23
  • Australia – 23
  • Sri Lanka – 17
  • Thailand – 15
  • Tonga – 12
  • Other – 153

While featuring in the top ten for New Zealand, Samoans and Fijians are presumably in Other.

New Zealand is the fifth most ethnically diverse country in the OECD, with 25% of the population being born overseas. And the above spread of ethnicities indicate to an extent the spread of ethnicities.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Duker

     /  10th March 2019

    I would have thought numbers getting permanent residence was more useful..or is that ‘not released ‘?

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  2. Finbaar Rustle

     /  10th March 2019

    Seems like a very small number.
    What am I missing?

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    • Duker

       /  10th March 2019

      Citizenship is a final stage, permanent residency gives almost all the benefits, including voting , healthcare, all stages public education, even pensions after 10 years.
      There many types of Visa: working ,holiday, study, refugee, family reunion, and so on.

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    • Corky

       /  10th March 2019

      Other – 153

      Reply
  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  10th March 2019

    The Philippines numbers surprise me.

    Reply
    • They must quietly go about their lives here without upsetting anyone. Some wives/partners. Some work in dairy. I know of one scaffolding business in Dunedin staffed by Phillipinos.

      Reply
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