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2013 Census iwi individual profiles:
Moriori
Population and geography

Iwi Māori me ngā takotoranga papa

For people affiliating with Moriori and living in New Zealand on 5 March 2013:

Population

  • 738 people, or less than 1 percent of the total population of Māori descent, affiliated with Moriori, a decrease from 942 people in 2006. In 2001, there were 585 people affiliated with Moriori.

Where iwi members live

  • 53.7 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.
  • 48.0 percent or 354 people were living in the North Island and 47.2 percent or 348 people were living in the South Island. 4.9 percent or 36 people were living in the Chatham Islands.
  • The most common region(s) in which Moriori members lived was the Canterbury Region (29.3 percent or 216 people). The second and third most common regions were the Auckland Region (11.0 percent or 81 people) and Wellington Region (10.6 percent or 78 people).
  • 21 people stated they were living overseas five years ago.

Iwi affiliation

  • 14.2 percent affiliated with Moriori as their sole iwi, while 85.8 percent were also affiliated with other iwi.

 

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 with small populations.

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