Story: Ngāti Raukawa

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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 Ngāti Raukawa (including those who indicated more than one tribe), and the regions where they were found in the greatest numbers in 2013.

The only previous census asking Māori to indicate tribal affiliation – but not of multiple tribes – was in 1901.

Ngāti Raukawa

  • 1901 census: 2,084

Ngāti Raukawa (Horowhenua/Manawatū)

  • 1991 census: 1,014
  • 2001 census: 11,088
  • 2006 census: 13,233
  • 2013 census: 15,135

Major regional locations

  • Manawatū–Wanganui: 4,728
  • Wellington: 3,969

Ngāti Raukawa (Waikato)

  • 1991 census: 912
  • 2001 census: 5,175
  • 2006 census: 8,166
  • 2013 census: 10,053

Major regional locations

  • Waikato: 3,621
  • Auckland: 1,860

Ngāti Raukawa (unspecified)

  • 1991 census: 16,509
  • 2001 census: 8,781
  • 2006 census: 8,022
  • 2013 census: 4,785

Major regional locations

  • Waikato: 1,236
  • Auckland: 1,008
How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Ngāti Raukawa - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ngati-raukawa/page-5 (accessed 21 September 2020)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017