Story: Te Arawa

Page 7. 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 Te Arawa (including those who indicated more than one tribe), and the regions where they were found in the greatest numbers in 2013.

  • 1991 census: 33,135
  • 2001 census: 44,964
  • 2006 census: 51,048
  • 2013 census: 51,951

Major regional locations

  • Bay of Plenty: 21,846
  • Auckland: 9,975
How to cite this page:

Paora Tapsell, 'Te Arawa - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/te-arawa/page-7 (accessed 26 February 2024)

Story by Paora Tapsell, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017