Story: Ngāti Rongomaiwahine

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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 Rongomaiwahine (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 in 1901.

  • 2001 census: 2,322
  • 2006 census: 4,254
  • 2013 census: 4,473

Major regional locations

  • Hawke’s Bay: 1,578
  • Wellington: 570
How to cite this page:

Mere Whaanga, 'Ngāti Rongomaiwahine - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2022)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Feb 2015