Story: Moriori

Page 6 – Facts and figures

Iwi (tribal) identification

In the New Zealand censuses since 1991, residents of Māori or Moriori descent were asked to indicate the tribe to which they were affiliated. The figures below show the number who indicated Moriori (including those who indicated more than one tribe), and the regions where they were found in the greatest numbers.

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

  • 1901 census: 35
  • 1991 census: 105
  • 2001 census: 585
  • 2006 census: 945

Major regional locations

  • Canterbury: 192
  • Auckland: 129
  • Wellington: 93
  • Southland: 84
How to cite this page:

Denise Davis and Māui Solomon. 'Moriori - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 13-Jul-12