Story: Ngāti Whātua

Page 5. 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 the Ngāti Whātua tribes (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.

Ngāti Whātua

  • 1901 census: 356
  • 1991 census: 9,360
  • 2001 census: 12,105
  • 2006 census: 14,721
  • 2013 census: 14,784

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 7,353
  • Northland: 3,120

Te Roroa

  • 2001 census: 966
  • 2006 census: 1,170
  • 2013 census: 1,176

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 504
  • Northland: 387

Te Uri-o-Hau

  • 2001 census: 732
  • 2006 census: 1,071
  • 2013 census: 1,260

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 459
  • Northland: 417
How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāti Whātua - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ngati-whatua/page-5 (accessed 16 November 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017