Story: Rangitāne

Page 4. 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 Rangitāne (including those who indicated more than one tribe), and the regions where they were found in the greatest numbers in 2013.

Rangitāne (Hawke’s Bay/Wairarapa)

  • 1991 census: 156
  • 2001 census: 1,197
  • 2006 census: 1,566
  • 2013 census: 2,217

Major regional locations

  • Wellington: 822
  • Manawatū–Wanganui: 543
  • Hawke's Bay: 288

Rangitāne (Manawatū)

  • 1991 census: 330
  • 2001 census: 822
  • 2006 census: 1,281
  • 2013 census: 1,488

Major regional locations

  • Manawatū–Wanganui: 744
  • Wellington: 201

Rangitāne (Te Tau Ihu - South Island)

  • 1991 census: 54
  • 2001 census: 756
  • 2006 census: 966
  • 2013 census: 1,218

Major regional locations

  • Marlborough: 282
  • Canterbury: 219

Rangitāne (unspecified)

  • 1991 census: 3,003
  • 2001 census: 1,689
  • 2006 census: 1,569
  • 2013 census: 94
How to cite this page:

Mason Durie and Meihana Durie, 'Rangitāne - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/rangitane/page-4 (accessed 15 November 2018)

Story by Mason Durie and Meihana Durie, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017