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In 2013, 11,460 people or 20.0% of the population in the Napier City 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 .

Napier City'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
Napier City20132006Change
Descent typeNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Māori descent11,46020.015.811,01619.916.0+444
No Māori descent38,76367.772.338,18169.072.4+582
Don't know1,3952.42.11,2032.22.0+192
Not stated / included5,6259.89.94,9599.09.6+666

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, New Zealand: 15.8% No Māori descent, New Zealand: 72.3% Don't know, New Zealand: 2.1% Not stated / included, New Zealand: 9.9% Māori descent, Napier City: 20.0% No Māori descent, Napier City: 67.7% Don't know, Napier City: 2.4% Not stated / included, Napier City: 9.8%
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, Napier City: +444 No Māori descent, Napier City: +582 Don't know, Napier City: +192 Not stated / included, Napier City: +666
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 Napier City in 2013 shows that there were 11,460 people who identified themselves as having Māori descent and 38,763 of people who identified themselves as having no Māori descent.

Overall, 20.0% of the population identified themselves as having Māori descent, compared with 15.8% for New Zealand

Emerging groups

The number of people identifying themselves as having Māori descent increased by 444 between 2006 and 2013.

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