Chinese Ethnic Group
Chinese ethnic group is the largest Asian ethnic group, comprising 44% of the Asian population and 3% of the total NZ population in 2001.
of those identifying with the Chinese ethnic group were born in NZ.
the 78,519 people in the Chinese ethnic group who were born overseas, 12% had lived in NZ for less than one year. The majority of these people were under 25 years of age.
of all the Asian ethnic groups, the Chinese ethnic group experienced the largest numerical increase in population between 1991 and 2001, up 59,787 or 133%.
median annual income of the NZ-born Chinese population ($20,200) was higher than the median annual income for the overseas-born Chinese population ($7,900) and the total NZ population ($18,500). This reflects the higher labour force participation rate of NZ-born Chinese (75%) compared with both the overseas-born Chinese population (45%) and the total NZ population (67%).