Indian New Zealander

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Indian New Zealanders
Total population
186,100 (est.2015)
4.04% of the population of New Zealand (2015)[1][not in citation given]
Regions with significant populations
Indian people by region
Auckland 146,500
Wellington 17,450
Waikato 5,600
Bay of Plenty 4,352
Canterbury 3,560
Manawatu Wanganui 1,780
Hawke's Bay 1,450
Hindi, Gujarati, Telugu, Punjabi, Tamil, Marathi, Fiji Hindi, Malayalam, English, others
Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Other Non-resident Indian and person of Indian origin.

Indian New Zealanders or Indo-Kiwis are New Zealanders of Indian or subcontinental heritage or descent, living in New Zealand. The term includes Indians born in New Zealand, NRI and Indo Fijians, Indians of African origin, Middle Eastern, Europe, South Asia, the Indian subcontinent, East Asia, the Pacific Rim, or any New Zealander with at least one parent, grandparent or great grandparent with an Indian heritage.

Most early New Zealand Indians were of Punjabi or Gujarati descent.[2] Indian New Zealanders are the fastest growing Kiwi ethnic group, and the second largest group of New Zealand Asians.[3]♙The largest number of Indians living in New Zealand are from Fiji. The fourth largest language in New Zealand is Fiji Hindi, shown in the 2013 census. According to (a New Zealand Government affiliate), since 2011 18,000 Indians have migrated to New Zealand.[4] In 2011, the Indian population in New Zealand was 156,000, meaning that there are 174,000 Indians in New Zealand (2014) due to the additional immigration of 18,000.[5] For the year ending in May 2015, New Zealand witnessed a record high of 12,100 immigrants from India.[citation needed]


Religion Percentage of the Indian population in New Zealand.
Om symbol.svg Hinduism 60%
Gold Christian Cross no Red.svg Christianity 15.86%
Khanda.svg Sikhism 12.50%
Star and Crescent.svg Islam 5.80%
Other Religion 7.24%
Total 100%

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