Story: Ngāti Tūwharetoa

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

  • 1991 census: 24,066
  • 2001 census: 29,301
  • 2006 census: 34,674
  • 2013 census: 35,877

Major regional locations

  • Waikato: 8,043
  • Auckland: 5,991
  • Bay of Plenty: 5,475
  • Manawatū–Whanganui: 4,965
How to cite this page:

Martin Wikaira, 'Ngāti Tūwharetoa - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ngati-tuwharetoa/page-7 (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Martin Wikaira, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017