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Tirohia tēnei whārangi i te reo Māori

Location information covers the Māori ethnic population.

Nearly a quarter of all Māori live in the Auckland region

  • In 2013, the majority of Māori (86.0 percent) lived in the North Island, and just under one-quarter (23.8 percent) were in the Auckland region. This is a slight decrease from 2006, when 87.0 percent of Maori lived in the North Island and 24.3 percent lived in the Auckland region.
  • There were 83,454 Māori living in the South Island in 2013, an increase of 14.0 percent (10,224 people) since the 2006 Census.

The areas with the highest percentage of Māori, after Auckland, were:

  • Waikato region (14.0 percent)
  • Bay of Plenty region (11.5 percent)
  • Wellington region (9.7 percent).

Graph, Māori ethnic group, by regional council area, 2006 and 2013 Censuses.

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