Story: Tauranga Moana

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

Ngāi Te Rangi

  • 1991 census: 6,321
  • 2001 census: 9,561
  • 2006 census: 12,201
  • 2013 census: 12,924

Major regional locations

  • Bay of Plenty: 5,304
  • Auckland: 2,616

Ngāti Pūkenga

  • 1991 census: 576
  • 2001 census: 1,137
  • 2006 census: 1,788
  • 2013 census: 2,175

Major regional locations

  • Bay of Plenty: 921
  • Auckland: 465
  • Waikato: 321

Ngāti Ranginui

  • 1991 census: 4,476
  • 2001 census: 6,120
  • 2006 census: 7,644
  • 2013 census: 8,967

Major regional locations

  • Bay of Plenty: 4,641
  • Auckland: 1,434
How to cite this page:

Te Awanuiārangi Black, 'Tauranga Moana - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/tauranga-moana/page-4 (accessed 21 May 2019)

Story by Te Awanuiārangi Black, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017