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- Māori identifying themselves as self-employed (both with and without employees) grew by more than 20 percent between 2001 and 2006, from 17,100 to 20,850. Non-Māori self-employed grew by 8.8 percent during the same period.4
- However, the percentage of self-employed Māori and Māori employers has largely remained static between 2001 and 2006, although there has been a slight increase in Māori employers. It should also be noted that the self-employment rates for Māori are approximately half those of most other ethnic groups.5
Table 2: Percentage Ethnic Groups by Status in Employment 2001-2006
(grouped total responses)
|2006 Census Employment status||2001 Census Employment status|
|Paid employee||Self employed and without employees||Employer||Unpaid family worker||Paid employee||Self employed and without employees||Employer||Unpaid family worker|
Source: MED (2008)
4 Incomes for Māori Self-Employed, Te Puni Kōkiri Fact sheet, August 2007.
6 MED (2008).