Story: Te Āti Awa of Taranaki

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 Te Āti Awa tribe of Taranaki (including those who indicated more than one tribe), and the regions where they were found in the greatest numbers in 2013.

Te Āti Awa (Taranaki)

  • 1991 census: 222
  • 2001 census: 10,152
  • 2006 census: 12,852
  • 2013 census: 15,270

Major regional locations

  • Taranaki: 3,828
  • Wellington: 3,045

Te Āti Awa (unspecified)

  • 1991 census: 11,028
  • 2001 census: 4,929
  • 2006 census: 4,644
  • 2013 census: 3,063

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 588
  • Wellington: 453
  • Taranaki: 357
How to cite this page:

Peter Adds, 'Te Āti Awa of Taranaki - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/te-ati-awa-of-taranaki/page-5 (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Peter Adds, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017