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Number of children born
     
Tirohia tēnei whārangi i te reo Māori

Number of children born information covers the female Māori ethnic population aged 15 years and over who stated whether or not they had given birth to children.

Decrease in Māori women who have given birth to one or more children

  • In 2013, of those who stated how many children they had given birth to, 68.2 percent of Māori women had given birth to one or more children, compared with 68.5 percent in 2006.
  • In 2013, 20.6 percent of Māori women had given birth to four or more children. This is a slight decrease from 22.0 percent in 2006.
  • Māori women born in New Zealand were more likely than Māori women born overseas to have given birth to four or more children, at 20.7 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively.

About a third of Māori women have not given birth

  • In 2013, of those who stated how many children they had given birth to, the proportion of Māori women who had not given birth to any children increased slightly, to 31.8 percent, compared with 31.5 percent in 2006.
  • In 2013, 10.5 percent of Māori women aged 45 years and over had never given birth. This is an increase from 9.2 percent in 2006.
  • In 2013, 4.3 percent of Māori women who gave a response indicated ‘object to answering’. This compares with 4.6 percent in 2006.
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