Story: Taupori Māori – Māori population change

Life expectancy at birth

This graph shows how Māori life expectancy for both males and females has trailed that of non-Māori.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: I. Pool, 'Mortality trends and differentials.’  In Population of New Zealand / Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 12, 2 vols. New York: United Nations, 1985, vol. 1, pp. 209–242.

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How to cite this page:

Ian Pool and Tahu Kukutai, 'Taupori Māori – Māori population change - Decades of despair, 1840–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Ian Pool and Tahu Kukutai, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2018