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Māori descent

In 2013, 4,596 people or 19.7% of the population in the Masterton 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 .

Masterton 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
Masterton District20132006Change
Descent typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Māori descent4,59619.713.94,19118.514.1+405
No Māori descent16,14969.275.415,95470.575.8+195
Don't know5522.41.94952.21.8+57
Not stated / included2,0528.88.81,9868.88.3+66

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, Wellington Region: 13.9% No Māori descent, Wellington Region: 75.4% Don't know, Wellington Region: 1.9% Not stated / included, Wellington Region: 8.8% Māori descent, Masterton District: 19.7% No Māori descent, Masterton District: 69.2% Don't know, Masterton District: 2.4% Not stated / included, Masterton District: 8.8%
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, Masterton District: +405 No Māori descent, Masterton District: +195 Don't know, Masterton District: +57 Not stated / included, Masterton District: +66
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 Masterton District in 2013 shows that there were 4,596 people who identified themselves as having Māori descent and 16,149 of people who identified themselves as having no Māori descent.

Overall, 19.7% of the population identified themselves as having Māori descent, compared with 13.9% for Wellington Region

Emerging groups

The number of people identifying themselves as having Māori descent increased by 405 between 2006 and 2013.

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