Maori Contribution to Birth Numbers

These maps were developed as part of the MBIE project CaDDANZ: Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The raw data were drawn directly from Statistics New Zealand's Table VS011AA accessed from Infoshare, and the percentage and ratio calculations were made by Natalie Jackson (demographics@nataliejackson.net).

Maori births = births for whom Maori was recorded as one ethnic group. In New Zealand, each birth is included in every ethnic group specified by the parent.

Births are based on births registered in New Zealand to mothers resident in New Zealand by date of registration.

New Zealand area data is not rebased when boundary changes occur. Data before 2006 is based on boundaries for the year of registration. Data before 2006 is based on boundaries for the year of registration. Data for 2006-10 is on 2006 boundaries, 2011-12 on 2011 boundaries, 2013-17 on 2013 boundaries. From 2018, data is based on 2018 boundaries.

Further reading

Cochrane W and I Pool (2017) Maori in New Zealand’s Contemporary Development. Policy Quarterly Supplement 13: 47-54.

Data Sources

The raw data for these maps were drawn directly from Statistics New Zealand's Table VS011AA accessed from Infoshare