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2013 Census iwi grouping profiles:
Waikato-Tainui

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information
Population and geography

Iwi Māori me ngā takotoranga papa

For people in the Waikato-Tainui iwi grouping and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

Population

  • 55,995 people, or 8.4 percent of the total population of Māori descent were in the Waikato-Tainui iwi grouping, an increase from 50,796 people in 2006. In 2001, there were 50,301 people in the Waikato-Tainui iwi grouping.

Where iwi grouping members live

  • 68.4 percent lived in main urban areas (populations of 30,000 or more). In comparison, 65.6 percent of the total population of Māori descent lived in main urban areas.
  • 91.6 percent or 51,291 people were living in the North Island and 8.4 percent or 4,704 people were living in the South Island.
  • The most common region(s) in which people in the Waikato-Tainui iwi grouping lived was the Waikato Region (34.5 percent or 19,341 people). The second and third most common regions were the Auckland Region (32.3 percent or 18,078 people) and Bay of Plenty Region (7.9 percent or 4,440 people).
  • 1,050 people stated they were living overseas five years ago.

Iwi affiliation

  • For people in the Waikato-Tainui iwi grouping, 44.4 percent affiliated with one iwi within the grouping, while 55.6 percent affiliated with more than one iwi, either within the grouping or outside the grouping.

 

Note: This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs. The accuracy of percentages may be affected by this rounding, particularly for iwi groupings with small populations.

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