Story: Population change

Māori urbanisation, 1926–2006

Māori urbanisation, 1926–2006

A majority of Māori have lived in urban areas since the early 1960s. Urbanisation was rapid after the Second World War as Māori moved into towns and cities for employment.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: Ian Pool, Te iwi Māori. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1991, pp. 123, 154, 182, 197; Statistics New Zealand

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Ian Pool and Natalie Jackson, 'Population change - Māori population change', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Ian Pool and Natalie Jackson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 Aug 2018 with assistance from Natalie Jackson