Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Māori as a percentage of the population, 1926–1976

Māori as a percentage of the population, 1926–1976

The population of the Volcanic Plateau grew rapidly in the 50 years between 1926 and 1976. Total numbers of Māori increased, but their proportion of the population fell, as Pākehā and people from the Pacific Islands made their homes in the region.

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Source: New Zealand census, 1926–1976.

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Population and society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/15182/maori-as-a-percentage-of-the-population-1926-1976 (accessed 22 September 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015