Story: Hauraki tribes

Page 4 – Facts and figures

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

Ngāi Tai

  • 1991 census: 96
  • 2001 census: 177
  • 2006 census: 342

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 201
  • Waikato: 60

Ngāti Hako

  • 1991 census: 453
  • 2001 census: 924
  • 2006 census: 1,377

Major regional locations

  • Waikato: 666
  • Auckland: 354

Ngāti Hei

  • 1991 census: 177
  • 2001 census: 363
  • 2006 census: 558

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 192
  • Waikato: 138

Ngāti Pūkenga

  • 1991 census: 6
  • 2001 census: 273
  • 2006 census: 477

Major regional locations

  • Waikato: 186
  • Auckland: 150

Ngāti Rāhiri

  • 1991 census: 57
  • 2001 census: 93
  • 2006 census: 195

Major regional locations

  • Auckland: 69
  • Waikato: 60

Ngāti Tara Tokanui

  • 1991 census: 204
  • 2001 census: 330
  • 2006 census: 492

Major regional locations

  • Waikato: 333
  • Auckland: 87

Te Patukirikiri

  • 1991 census: 15
  • 2001 census: 60
  • 2006 census: 63

Major regional locations

  • Waikato: 45
  • Auckland: 12
How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal. 'Hauraki tribes - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 22-Sep-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/hauraki-tribes/page-4