May 16, 2019
Māori population bigger and older
Stats New Zealand estimates the total Maori population in New Zealand at the end of December was 744,900.
That’s an increase of 10,600 over the year.
The median age was 24.6 years, also slightly older than 2017.
The total number of males was 363,900, with a median age of 23.1 years, and females totalled 381,000 with a median age of 26.1 years.
The total New Zealand population is set to pass 5 million people in the next few weeks.
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