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Māori descent

In 2013, 22,635 people or 40.6% of the population in the Far North District identified themselves as having Māori descent.

A person has Māori descent if they are of the Māori race of New Zealand; this includes any descendant of such a person. The term "Māori descent" is based on a genealogical or biological concept, rather than on cultural affiliation to the Māori ethnic group. Information on cultural affiliations, or ethnicity, is collected in the census question on ethnic group. It is important to view this question in conjunction with the question about Ethnicity as some people who have Māori ancestry may not identify themselves ethnically as Māori .

Far North District's Māori descent statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Ethnicity data, Languages Spoken and Religion statistics to provide a more complete picture of the Māori population.

Derived from the Census question:

'Are you descended from a Māori (that is, did you have a Māori birth parent, grandparent or great-grandparent etc)?'

Total population

Māori descent
Far North District20132006Change
Descent typeNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idMāori descent22,63540.631.622,99541.231.9-360
No Māori descent
23,86842.853.923,88042.854.3-12
Don't know
1,2242.22.41,1882.12.4+36
Not stated / included
8,00414.412.17,78513.911.5+219

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Māori descent, 2013
Māori descent, 2013 Māori descent, Northland Region: 31.6% No Māori descent, Northland Region: 53.9% Don't know, Northland Region: 2.4% Not stated / included, Northland Region: 12.1% Māori descent, Far North District: 40.6% No Māori descent, Far North District: 42.8% Don't know, Far North District: 2.2% Not stated / included, Far North District: 14.4%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in Māori descent, 2006 to 2013
Change in Māori descent, 2006 to 2013 Māori descent, Far North District: -360 No Māori descent, Far North District: -12 Don't know, Far North District: +36 Not stated / included, Far North District: +219
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the Māori descent statistics of the population in Far North District in 2013 shows that there were 22,635 people who identified themselves as having Māori descent and 23,868 of people who identified themselves as having no Māori descent.

Overall, 40.6% of the population identified themselves as having Māori descent, compared with 31.6% for Northland Region

Emerging groups

The number of people identifying themselves as having Māori descent decreased by 360 between 2006 and 2013.

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