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

Increase in the Proportion of Māori Female Entrepreneurs

Nationwide in both 2001 and 2006 (see table 3 below) there were approximately twice as many male Māori entrepreneurs as there were female Māori entrepreneurs. There was an increase in the proportion of female Māori entrepreneurs, from 32.1% in 2001 to 34.9% in 2006, accompanied by a corresponding decrease in the proportion of male Māori entrepreneurs, from 67.9% in 2001 to 65.1% in 2006.

Table 3: Number of Māori Entrepreneurs in New Zealand by Gender for 2001 and 2006 Censuses

Gender Numbers Percent
2001 Census 2006 Census 2001 Census 2006 Census
Males 11,604 13,710 67.9 65.1
Females 5,490 7,356 32.1 34.9
Total 17,091 21,069 100.0 100.0

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

Note: Totals may not add due to random rounding.

*These figures use data for the employed working age population only, i.e. people 15 years of age and over.

In the Bay of Plenty region for 2001 (see table 4 below) there were almost twice as many male Māori entrepreneurs as there were female Māori entrepreneurs. By 2006, there were approximately 1.8 male Māori entrepreneurs for every female Māori entrepreneur in this region, reflecting an increase in the proportion of female Māori entrepreneurs, from 33.9% in 2001 to 36.1 % in 200616.

Table 4: Number of Māori Entrepreneurs in the Bay of Plenty Region by Gender for 2001 and 2006 Censuses

Gender Numbers Percent
2001 Census 2006 Census 2001 Census 2006 Census
Males 1,218 1,449 66.2 63.7
Females 624 822 33.9 36.1
Total 1,839 2,274 100.2 99.9

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

Note: Totals may not add due to random rounding.

*These figures use data for the employed working age population only, i.e. people 15 years of age and over.

 

 


16 In other words, a 2.2 percentage point increases over this period.

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