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Friday, 3 December 2010

Māori electorates by numbers

Some useful facts...
  • 437,400 - voting age population in Māori electorates
  • 174,842 - Electors on general roll who declared Māori descent (39.9% of voting age Māori)
  • 229,666 - Electors on Māori Roll (52.5% of voting age Māori)
  • 404,508 - Total Māori enrolled to vote (92%)
  • 143,334 - Total votes cast by electors on Māori Roll (62% of electors on Māori Roll, 35% of total Māori enrolled)
  • 642,900 - Estimated total Māori population in 2008 (14.8% of all New Zealanders)
This is why the Māori electorates will eventually be dissolved - not Don Brash, not the Māori Party - but simple demographics.