Te Puni Kōkiri: Te Tai Tokerau Regional Profile 2017

Te Puni Kōkiri measures a range of outcomes within Whakapapa (te reo Māori and connection to iwi), Oranga (whānau well-being and whānau housing), Whairawa (whenua and whanaketanga), and Whanaungatanga (Crown-Māori relationships). This publication provides an insight into the growth and development of Māori within these outcomes in the Te Tai Tokerau region.

Te Puni Kōkiri has produced a Te Tai Tokerau Regional Profile 2017 based on data sourced from Statistics NZ, Ministry of Education, Ministry for Social Development, Ministry of Health, and the Electoral Commission.

The number of Māori in Te Tai Tokerau was 55,210 in 2013. It is expected to grow by 18% by 2023, compared to a growth rate of 20% nationally. By 2023 the number of Māori aged 15 to 64 years is expected to grow by 17% to 38,080.

The Te Tai Tokerau Regional Profile 2017 shows improvement in many of the measured outcomes.

There has been an increase in Māori households with higher qualifications. The rate of 18-year-old Māori with NCEA level 2 (or above) has fallen slightly from 2014 to 2015. However, there has been a slight increase in tamariki Māori participating in early childhood education.

Nine in every ten tamariki Māori are immunised and there are fewer Māori within Te Tai Tokerau living in highly deprived areas.

Between 2006 and 2013 fewer Māori can speak te reo Māori, while more know their iwi affiliations.

The number of Māori households has increased, with the highest rate of growth for one-person households. The number of Māori households needing two or more additional bedrooms has decreased slightly. Furthermore, more Māori rental households are under housing stress, however this is comparable to non-Māori households.

Māori household incomes in Te Tai Tokerau have increased by 23% from 2015 to 2016, compared to 15% for non-Māori households. In spite of this, Māori households earn on average about $230 less per week than non-Māori households.

The number of Māori businesses has increased slightly between 2015 and 2016. At the same time, the count of employees has fallen by over 100.

If you have any enquiries about the data and the publication please email research@tpk.govt.nz.