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More Māori statistics

This page continues from the Māori page. For the most recent information, please visit the Māori page.

Find information about Māori

Choose what interests you from the alphabetical list below. The links are to sections on this page.

2013 Census

Number of Electorates and Electoral Populations: 2013 Census (published 2013) 
Release showing that a net increase of 7,052 people were enrolled on the Māori roll as a result of the Māori Electoral Option 2013. The number of Māori electorates will remain at seven.

Children and youth / tamariki and rangatahi

Tamariki and Rangatahi Māori regional reports (published 2001)
Report about young Māori and their households and families, based on 2001 Census data. Get information about children, or tamariki (0–14 years), and youth, or rangatahi (15–24 years).

Cross-topic statistics

Te Ao Mārama 2012
Selected statistics about Māori population, speakers, iwi, health and well-being, knowledge and skills, income, labour force, political representation, treaty settlements, and environmental views. View in te reo Māōri

Culture and identity

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2011 – Manaakitanga i Aotearoa (published 2011)
Ko te kaupapa matua mo te wiki o te reo Māori mō tēnei tau, ko te manaakitanga. He tikanga tuku iho, he taonga whakahirahira hoki te manaakitanga.
Information about manaakitanga, or helping others, and the health of the Māori language.

Culture and identity tables (published 2007)
Tables about the Māori population’s age and sex, birthplace, smoking, income, employment, iwi, descent, languages spoken, qualifications, religious affiliation, home ownership, and participation in unpaid activities.

Based on 1996, 2001, and 2006 Census data. These tables are available from NZ.Stat.

Cultural Experiences Survey (published 2002)
Report about cultural activities that Māori are involved in. Includes information about involvement in mātauranga Māori (learning about traditional Māori customs, practices, history, or beliefs).


Measuring New Zealand's progress using a sustainable development approach: 2008 (published 2009)

Topic 15, culture and identity, includes information on the number of children attending Māori language immersion schools.

Short reports drawing on student loans and allowances data with statistics relevant to Māori (published 2007):

School leavers with no qualifications (published 2001)

Report about what further education Māori young people do when they leave school with little or no formal qualifications.

Youth not in employment, education, or training: September 2011 quarter (published 2011)
Article about Māori youth (aged 15–24 years) who are not in employment, education, or training.



Serious injury outcome indicators for Māori: 2000–11 (published 2012)

Report about long-term injury trends and the annual number and rate of injury for Māori. Includes details about assault, suicide and intentional self-harm, falls, and motor vehicle crashes.

Serious injury outcome indicators for Māori: 1996–2010 (published 2011)

Report about long-term injury trends and the annual frequency and rate of injury for Māori. Includes details about assault, work-related injury, suicide and intentional self-harm, falls, and motor vehicle crashes.


Iwi profiles (published 2008)
Information on the social and economic positions of iwi based on 2006, 2001, and 1996 Census data.

Profiles include statistics about population, language, education, religion, households and families, labour force, unpaid activities, income, housing, vehicle ownership, telecommunications, children born, and smoking behaviour. 

Profiles are available for iwi with 1,000 or more people. To get a profile for your iwi, email:

Māori statistics development

Kei te pēwhea tō whānau? Exploring whānau using the Māori Social Survey (published 2012)
Describes how the Māori Social Survey 2013 (Te Kupenga) will study whānau and whānau well-being.

Tatauranga Umanga Māori – consultation paper (published 2012)
Paper on work we're doing to respond to the need for statistics about Māori businesses. See section C of the paper for examples of statistics about Māori business we could produce. We took comments on this paper until 27 July 2012.

Kohinga Whakaaro / Māori Social Survey Discussion Document (published 2009)
Proposal to develop a Māori Social Survey that focuses on addressing social and cultural information needs.

Household Labour Force Survey Population Rebase: December 2008 quarter (Includes the introduction of Māori benchmarks) (published 2009)
Information about including population benchmarks for the Māori ethnic group in the Household Labour Force Survey. This was aimed at improving the quality and time series consistency of labour force estimates for Māori.

Towards a Māori Statistics Framework: A discussion document (published 2002)
Proposed framework for Māori statistics that aligns collecting and reporting official statistics with Māori issues and concerns.


2001 Census Māori tables (published 2002)
Excel tables of the national and regional Māori population at the time of the 2001 Census.

Te reo Māori / Māori language

Speakers of te reo Māori (published 2011)
Information about the proportion of Māori able to hold an everyday conversation in te reo Māori. It compares figures from the 1991, 1996, and 2006 Censuses.

QuickStats About Māori: Language / Ko te reo (published 2007)
Stats about the number of Māori able to hold a conversation about everyday things in te reo Māori, by age group. Compares results from the 2001 and 2006 Censuses.

2001 Survey on the Health of the Māori Language (published 2002)
Results of a survey about health of the Māori language. Includes information about speaking, hearing, reading, and writing te reo Māori; visibility of te reo Māori; learning Māori; number of children learning Māori; and te reo Māori revitalisation activities.

Time use

Māori Time Use (published 1999)
Results from a survey about how men and women spend their time, and how Māori and non-Māori use their time. Includes details of participation Māori cultural ceremonies and activities, unpaid work for Māori-based organisations, and time spent on marae or other places of Māori cultural significance.

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