Grace New Zealand Blog

New data from Statistics New Zealand has revealed that a quarter of New Zealand’s population – or over a million people – were born overseas.

The data, collated from the 2013 census, also shows that half a million of Auckland’s population were born overseas.

While England remained the most common country for people to move from, the number of those moving to New Zealand after being born in Asia is rising rapidly, almost doubling over the past 12 years.

Here are the most common overseas countries of birth:

  1. England
  2. China
  3. India
  4. Australia
  5. South Africa
  6. Fiji
  7. Samoa
  8. Philippines
  9. Korea
  10. Scotland

In light of the current situation, Grace Removals is preparing for a busy year relocating individuals and families to New Zealand.

We operate a large number of branches throughout both New Zealand and Australia, and work with an extensive and trusted partner network around the world, to ensure our customers experience the most hassle-free international relocations possible.

So why don’t you visit New Zealand and see for yourself why over a million people have crossed oceans to live here?