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Thames-Coromandel District

Māori descent

In 2013, 4,881 people or 18.6% of the population in the Thames-Coromandel 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 .

Thames-Coromandel 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
Thames-Coromandel District20132006Change
Descent typeNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2006 to 2013
Māori descent4,88118.622.74,89018.922.4-9
No Māori descent18,05769.065.218,00669.465.7+51
Don't know6812.62.35762.22.0+105
Not stated / included2,5629.89.82,4699.59.9+93

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, Waikato Region: 22.7% No Māori descent, Waikato Region: 65.2% Don't know, Waikato Region: 2.3% Not stated / included, Waikato Region: 9.8% Māori descent, Thames-Coromandel District: 18.6% No Māori descent, Thames-Coromandel District: 69.0% Don't know, Thames-Coromandel District: 2.6% Not stated / included, Thames-Coromandel District: 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, Thames-Coromandel District: -9 No Māori descent, Thames-Coromandel District: +51 Don't know, Thames-Coromandel District: +105 Not stated / included, Thames-Coromandel District: +93
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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2013 shows that there were 4,881 people who identified themselves as having Māori descent and 18,057 of people who identified themselves as having no Māori descent.

Overall, 18.6% of the population identified themselves as having Māori descent, compared with 22.7% for Waikato Region

Emerging groups

The number of people identifying themselves as having Māori descent decreased by 9 between 2006 and 2013.

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