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Iwi (tribal) identification

In the New Zealand censuses since 1991, residents of Māori descent were asked to indicate the tribe to which they were affiliated.

The figures below show the number who indicated Muriwhenua tribes (including those who indicated more than one tribe), and the regions where they were found in the greatest numbers in 2013.

Ngāi Takoto

  • 1991 census: 186
  • 2001 census: 489
  • 2006 census: 774
  • 2013 census: 1,113

Major regional locations

  • Northland: 495
  • Auckland: 369

Ngāti Kahu

  • 1991 census: 4,275
  • 2001 census: 6,957
  • 2006 census: 8,313
  • 2013 census: 8,580

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 3,747
  • Northland: 2,733

Ngāti Kurī

  • 1991 census: 1,395
  • 2001 census: 4,647
  • 2006 census: 5,757
  • 2013 census: 6,492

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 2,781
  • Northland: 2,040

Te Aupōuri

  • 1991 census: 6,720
  • 2001 census: 7,848
  • 2006 census: 9,333
  • 2013 census: 8,700

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 3,828
  • Northland: 2,109

Te Rarawa

  • 1991 census: 5,919
  • 2001 census: 11,526
  • 2006 census: 14,895
  • 2013 census: 16,512

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 7,224
  • Northland: 4,881
How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Muriwhenua tribes - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/muriwhenua-tribes/page-5 (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017