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

The only previous census asking Māori to indicate tribal affiliation – but not of multiple tribes – was that of 1901.

Ngāti Hāua

  • 1991 census: 144
  • 2001 census: 618
  • 2006 census: 822
  • 2013 census: 867

Major regional locations

  • Manawatū–Whanganui: 255
  • Auckland: 165

Ngāti Hauiti

  • 2001 census: 1,002
  • 2006 census: 1,038
  • 2013 census: 1,026

Major regional locations

  • Manawatū–Whanganui: 387
  • Wellington: 168

Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi

  • 1901 census: 2,339 (Whanganui)
  • 1991 census: 4,458
  • 2001 census: 8,820
  • 2006 census: 10,437
  • 2013 census: 11,691

Major regional locations

  • Manawatū–Whanganui: 5,115
  • Wellington: 1,539
How to cite this page:

David Young, 'Whanganui tribes - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/whanganui-tribes/page-4 (accessed 26 June 2019)

Story by David Young, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017