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Māori descent

In 2013, 4,620 people or 58.6% of the population in the Wairoa 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 .

Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Descent typeNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Māori descent4,62058.624.44,79156.524.5-171
No Māori descent2,28929.062.72,53829.963.6-249
Don't know1592.02.31712.02.0-12
Not stated / included82210.410.698111.69.9-159

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 24.4% No Māori descent, Hawke's Bay Region: 62.7% Don't know, Hawke's Bay Region: 2.3% Not stated / included, Hawke's Bay Region: 10.6% Māori descent, Wairoa District: 58.6% No Māori descent, Wairoa District: 29.0% Don't know, Wairoa District: 2.0% Not stated / included, Wairoa District: 10.4%
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, Wairoa District: -171 No Māori descent, Wairoa District: -249 Don't know, Wairoa District: -12 Not stated / included, Wairoa District: -159
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 Wairoa District in 2013 shows that there were 4,620 people who identified themselves as having Māori descent and 2,289 of people who identified themselves as having no Māori descent.

Overall, 58.6% of the population identified themselves as having Māori descent, compared with 24.4% for Hawke's Bay Region

Emerging groups

The number of people identifying themselves as having Māori descent decreased by 171 between 2006 and 2013.

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