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

Ngāi Tai

  • 1991 census: 96
  • 2001 census: 177
  • 2006 census: 342
  • 2013 census: 498

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 312
  • Waikato: 78

Ngāti Pāoa

  • 1991 census: 1,695
  • 2001 census: 2,397
  • 2006 census: 3,375
  • 2013 census: 3,456

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 1,440
  • Waikato: 966

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 Kawerau-a-Maki

  • 2001 census: 228
  • 2006 census: 123
  • 2013 census: 150

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 96
How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Tāmaki tribes - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/tamaki-tribes/page-6 (accessed 19 November 2019)

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