Story: Ngāti Porou

Page 7. Facts and figures

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Iwi (tribal) identification

In the New Zealand censuses since 1991, residents of Māori descent were asked to indicate the tribe to which they were affiliated. The figures below show the number who indicated Ngāti Porou (including those who indicated more than one tribe), and the regions where they were found in the greatest numbers in 2013.

The only previous census asking Māori to indicate tribal affiliation – but not of multiple tribes – was that of 1901.

  • 1901 census: 4,164
  • 1991 census: 48,525
  • 2001 census: 61,701
  • 2006 census: 71,907
  • 2013 census: 71,049

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 13,161
  • Gisborne: 11,985
  • Wellington: 11,133
How to cite this page:

Tamati Muturangi Reedy, 'Ngāti Porou - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ngati-porou/page-7 (accessed 23 October 2017)

Story by Tamati Muturangi Reedy, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017