Māori Self-employment

Key Facts

<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.

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