Story: Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society

Māori and European workers by industry, 1926

Māori and European workers by industry, 1926

This graph shows the difference between the Māori male workforce and the Pākehā male workforce in 1926. Almost 70% of Māori males were working in primary production or as labourers. 60% of European males worked in industrial, public administration and professions, transport and communication, commerce and finance and domestic and personal services, whereas only 16% of Māori males worked in these areas.

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society - Changes in leadership, 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/31142/maori-and-european-workers-by-industry-1926 (accessed 29 January 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011