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In 2018, 6,402 people or 21.4% of the population in 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.
Please note: The 2018 Census utilised past Census data and statistical imputation to improve the response rate for this variable, there is a reduction in the "Not Stated/Not Elsewhere included" rate in 2018, and comparisons with earlier years may in some cases reflect this methodology change rather than real world change. See Stats NZ’s DataInfo+ for specific information on what this rating means and recommendations for use.
'Are you descended from a Maori (that is, did you have a Maori birth parent, grandparent or great-grandparent etc)?'
|Descent type||Number||%||Waikato Region %||Number||%||Waikato Region %||2013 to 2018|
|No Māori descent||22,698||75.9||70.7||18,057||69.0||65.2||+4,641|
|Not stated / included||--||--||--||2,562||9.8||9.8||-2,562|
Analysis of the Māori descent statistics of the population in Thames-Coromandel District in 2018 shows that there were 6,402 people who identified themselves as having Māori descent and 22,698 of people who identified themselves as having no Māori descent.
Overall, 21.4% of the population identified themselves as having Māori descent, compared with 26.6% for Waikato Region
The number of people identifying themselves as having Māori descent increased by 1,524 between 2013 and 2018.
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