Tirohanga Ohanga mō Te Moana a Toi: Māori Entrepreneurs in Te Moana ā Toi and New Zealand for 2001 and 2006

Entrepreneurs Per Region

Table 5 shows that in 2001 and 2006, there were more Māori entrepreneurs living in Auckland than any other region. Next in size were the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Wellington region’s in terms of its entrepreneurial counts. The percentage change from 2001 and 2006 shows an increase in Māori entrepreneurs in the Bay of Plenty region of 23.7%, this is slightly higher than the Māori entrepreneur national average increase of 23.3%.

Table 5: Number of Māori Entrepreneurs* and Māori Population by Regional Council, 2001 and 2006 Censuses

RegionNumber of
Māori
Entrepreneurs*
Increase in Māori
Entrepreneurs
2001 -2006
Māori regional
population
(aged 15 years
and over)
Increase/Decrease
in Māori regional
population
2001 -2006
Māori
Entrepreneurs as a
% of Māori regional
population
(aged 15 yrs
and over)
20012006Absolute
change
%
change
20012006Absolute
change
%
change
20012006% point
change
Northland 1,257 1,602 345 27.4 25,155 27,948 2,793 11.1 5.0 5.7 0.7
Auckland 4,806 5,856 1,050 21.8 80,835 88,806 7,971 9.9 5.9 6.6 0.6
Waikato 2,046 2,484 438 21.4 45,408 49,407 3,999 8.8 4.5 5.0 0.5
Bay of Plenty 1,839 2,274 435 23.7 39,648 43,539 3,891 9.8 4.6 5.2 0.6
Gisborne 507 576 69 13.6 12,378 12,954 576 4.7 4.1 4.4 0.4
Hawke's Bay 669 870 201 30.0 19,923 21,483 1,560 7.8 3.4 4.0 0.7
Taranaki 441 492 51 11.6 8,913 10,128 1,215 13.6 4.9 4.9 -0.1
Manawatu-Wanganui 990 1,191 201 20.3 24,171 26,859 2,688 11.1 4.1 4.4 0.3
Wellington 1,887 2,274 387 20.5 32,493 36,396 3,903 12.0 5.8 6.2 0.4
West Coast 132 135 3 2.3 1,518 1,821 303 20.0 8.7 7.4 -1.3
Canterbury 1,182 1,569 387 32.7 19,941 23,655 3,714 18.6 5.9 6.6 0.7
Otago 462 651 189 40.9 6,864 8,286 1,422 20.7 6.7 7.9 1.1
Southland 372 477 105 28.2 6,213 6,720 507 8.2 6.0 7.1 1.1
Tasman 135 159 24 17.8 1,647 1,932 285 17.3 8.2 8.2 0.0
Nelson 111 159 48 43.2 1,977 2,331 354 17.9 5.6 6.8 1.2
Marlborough 201 234 33 16.4 2,442 2,877 435 17.8 8.2 8.1 -0.1
Area Outside Region 60 63 3 5.0 279 264 -15 -5.4 21.5 23.9 2.4
Total 17,091 21,069 3,978 23.3 329,799 365,406 35,607 10.8

Source: Statistics New Zealand’s, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2001 and 2006.

*Employed people aged 15 years of age and over.

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 tables.

Map 1: Number of Māori Entrepreneurs by Regional Council, 2006 Census

Map of New Zealand showing number of Māori entrepreneurs aged 15 years and over by Regional Council

Map 1 above graphically depicts the number of Māori entrepreneurs in New Zealand by regional council areas for the 2006 Census. The Auckland and Waikato regions have the highest counts of Māori entrepreneurs in New Zealand followed by the Bay of Plenty and Wellington regions. The larger counts of Māori entrepreneurs in these regions can be explained in part by the large numbers of Māori in these regions. In 2006, Māori entrepreneurs in the Bay of Plenty region made up 5.2% of the total Māori in this region (aged 15 years and over).

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