<p>In the five years between 2001 and 2006, the number of self-employed Māori increased by 3,978 or 23%. Māori self-employment is an indicator of Māori contribution to the economy and of Māori entrepreneurship. This fact sheet presents information about self-employed Māori in 2001 and 2006, and changes which took place during this time.</p>
Between 2001 and 2006, the number of self-employed Māori increased by 3,978, or 23%.
Self-employment was near 10% of the Māori workforce in 2001 and 2006.
There are more self-employed Māori males than self-employed Māori females at a ratio of 2 to 1.
In 2001 and 2006, more self-employed Māori worked in the Construction industry than any other industry.
In 2006, the average self-employed Māori had a higher qualiﬁ cation than his or her 2001 counterpart.