Story: Moriori

Page 6. Facts and figures

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Iwi (tribal) identification

In New Zealand censuses since 1991, residents of Māori or Moriori descent have been asked to indicate the tribe or tribes to which they are affiliated. The figures below show the number who named Moriori, and the regions where they were found in the greatest numbers in 2013.

The only previous census asking Māori or Moriori to indicate (a single) tribal affiliation was that of 1901.

  • 1901 census: 35
  • 1991 census: 105
  • 2001 census: 585
  • 2006 census: 945
  • 2013 census: 738

Major regional locations

  • Canterbury: 216
  • Auckland: 81
  • Wellington: 78
How to cite this page:

Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, 'Moriori - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/moriori/page-6 (accessed 10 April 2020)

Story by Denise Davis and Māui Solomon, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017