Foreign born residents over one-third of population in all 16 urban Auckland electorates
Parliamentary Services have put up the electorate stats (Hat tip: Kiwiblog).
They have some maps too. I was shocked to learn that Pt Chevalier has gone from Auckland Central (where it has been for all of my memory) to Mt Albert's Clarkistan.
Annoyingly they don't count citizens and non-citizens because citizenship means very little in this country, but they do count where people are born though. The number of foreign born people in Auckland is immense.
NZ: 47.9%, Overseas: 49.0%, Not specified: 3.1%
NZ: 46.1%, Overseas: 48.2%, Not specified: 5.7%
East Coast Bays:
NZ: 52.2%, Overseas: 45.6%, Not specified: 2.2%
NZ: 53.4%, Overseas: 44.1%, Not specified: 2.5%
NZ: 51.9%, Overseas: 40.3%, Not specified: 7.8%
NZ: 58.3%, Overseas: 37.9%, Not specified: 3.8%
NZ: 57.6%, Overseas: 37.6%, Not specified: 4.7%
NZ: 53.5%, Overseas: 37.4%, Not specified: 9.1%
NZ: 57.5%, Overseas: 36.8%, Not specified: 5.7%
NZ: 59.5%, Overseas: 36.0%, Not specified: 4.5%
NZ: 61.0%, Overseas: 36.0%, Not specified: 2.9%
NZ: 60.5%, Overseas: 35.5%, Not specified: 4.4%
NZ: 55.8%, Overseas: 33.5%, Not specified: 10.7%
NZ: 62.7%, Overseas: 33.0%, Not specified: 4.2%
NZ: 61.2%, Overseas: 31.0%*, Not specified: 7.8%
NZ: 63.3%, Overseas: 30.0%*, Not specified: 6.6%
The outer districts:
NZ: 73.6%, Overseas: 20.6%, Not specified: 5.7%
NZ: 70.9%, Overseas: 25.1%, Not specified: 4.0%
NZ: 67.2%, Overseas: 28.2%, Not specified: 4.6%
NZ: 75.5%, Overseas: 18.8%, Not specified: 5.7%
The poorer areas have a higher rate of "Not specified". Overstayers? Esp. Auckland Central and all the overseas students.
* Because the "Not specified" is higher than average the overseas born must be at least 33%.
I understand that the Maori electorate stats cannot be separated out and so everyone is included in the above population stats.
Immigration is at colonial levels. How can anyone doubt that from the figures.
When people in Auckland ask "where are you from?" and I say I was born in Auckland and my parents lived here and so did/do my grandparents they immediately remark about how rare that is. Most people who are NZ born Auckland residents, I know, were not born in Auckland. The actual Auckland born population of Auckland is probably well under 50%, perhaps around 25-35%. What sense of history and community do people have if the original population is a minority? Who's "Robbie"?
One of the more disturbing parts of having such high levels of immigration is that according to their figures 91.2% of people can speak English in New Zealand. Which means 8.8% can't speak English.