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Māori people are the tangata whenua (indigenous people) of New Zealand. A Māori is a person who identifies with or feels they belong to the Māori ethnic group.

Statistics about Māori include detailed information about age, sex, educational qualifications, work and income, religion, where they live, fluency in te reo, and iwi affiliation(s).

Population projections for Māori indicate how the Māori population is likely to change in the future.

Latest releases

National Ethnic Population Projections
Subnational Ethnic Population Projections 

Reports & articles

Tamariki and Rangatahi regional reports - report
Māori - report
2001 survey on the health of the Māori language - article
Census snapshot: Māori - article
Census snapshot: cultural diversity - article
Ethnic differentials in induced abortions in New Zealand - article
Ethnic population projections: issues & trends - article

Related links

Related datasets

Census of population & dwellings
Health of the Māori language
Population projections
Population estimates 
Life tables


Te Puni Kōkiri
Department of Internal Affairs
Māori organisations in New Zealand 
Māori participation and performance in education
Te Hoe Nuku Roa
Hui Taumata 2005 
Te Ara: Encyclopedia of New Zealand