Te Puni Kōkiri: Ikaroa-Rāwhiti 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 Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region.

Te Puni Kōkiri has produced an Ikaroa-Rāwhiti 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 Ikaroa-Rāwhiti was 73,250 in 2013. It is expected to grow by 15% 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 15% to 50,200.

The Ikaroa-Rāwhiti 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 increased slightly from 2014 to 2015. Almost all tamariki Māori are participating in early childhood education, although there has been a slight decrease from 2015 to 2016

Almost all tamariki Māori are immunised and there are fewer Māori within Ikaroa-Rāwhiti living in highly deprived areas.

Between 2006 and 2013 fewer Māori can speak te reo Māori, however 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 declined, compared to an increase for non-Māori households. Additionally, more Māori rental households are under housing stress and are now more likely to experience housing stress than non-Māori households.

Māori household incomes in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti have increased by 9% from 2015 to 2016. While this growth is comparable to that of non-Māori households, Māori households earn on average about $200 less per week.

The number of Māori businesses has remained stable between 2015 and 2016, however, the number of employees has however increased by almost 400 over the same period.

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