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Age and sex
     
Tirohia tēnei whārangi i te reo Māori

Age and sex information covers the Māori ethnic population.

Māori are a youthful population group

  • The median age of Māori (half are older, and half are younger, than this age) was 23.9 years in the 2013 Census. This compares with 22.7 years in 2006. 
  • In the 2013 Census, the median age for Māori females was 25.4 years, and the median age for Māori males was 22.2 years. This compares with 24.1 years for females and 21.3 years for males in 2006.
  • In 2013, 51.8 percent of Māori were female and 48.2 percent were male.
  • The proportion of Māori aged 65 years and over increased from 4.1 percent in 2006 to 5.4 percent in 2013.
  • The largest increase in the Māori population since 2006 has been in the older working-age group (30 to 64 years), up 17,154 people or 8.5 percent from 2006.
  • The size of the Māori population aged under 15 years has continued to grow. However, as a percentage of the total Māori population, it has decreased from 35.4 percent in 2006 to 33.8 percent in 2013.

Northland region has highest proportion of Māori aged 65 years and over

  • In 2013, the Northland region had the highest proportion of older Māori, with 7.7 percent aged 65 years and over. Tasman region had the highest proportion of young Māori, with 36.1 percent aged under 15 years.
 Graph, Māori ethnic group, by age and sex, 2013 Census.  Graph, Māori ethnic group, by age and sex, 2006 Census.
 
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