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Derived from the Census question:

'From all sources of income identified, what will the total income be that you got yourself, before tax or anything was taken out of it, in the 12 months that will end on 31 March 2013?'

New Zealand
Household income

Household income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Individual Income, Income Sources, Educational Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to evaluate economic opportunities and the socio-economic status of Māori communities.

Points to note:

Households vary in size, so some have a greater number of dependents for the income generated.

A large number of retirees will produce a higher proportion of households with low income. This is not necessarily a measure of retirees' wealth, as they often have capital resources. Refer to the Age Structure section to investigate this element further.

To enable a comparison of Household Income levels of an area over time, Household Income quartiles have been calculated and presented in Household Income Quartiles.

Defining Māori households or iwi households is complex. Therefore the data in these household tables is the number of individuals with a certain household income, rather than the number of households. Household data excludes people temporarily absent from their usual residence on census night.

Annual household gross income
New Zealand - Rohe2013
Household incomeNumber of Māori within New Zealand% of Māori within New ZealandNew Zealand Total population %
$20,000 or less52,8158.39.4
$20,001 - $30,00044,3587.09.3
$30,001 - $50,00089,12714.015.0
$50,001 - $70,00086,47213.612.4
$70,001 - $100,000106,11616.715.3
$100,001 or more146,69123.023.4
Not stated111,45617.515.1

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013.

Annual household gross income, 2013
Annual household gross income, 2013 Not stated, New Zealand Total population: 15.1% $100,001 or more, New Zealand Total population: 23.4% $70,001 - $100,000, New Zealand Total population: 15.3% $50,001 - $70,000, New Zealand Total population: 12.4% $30,001 - $50,000, New Zealand Total population: 15.0% $20,001 - $30,000, New Zealand Total population: 9.3% $20,000 or less, New Zealand Total population: 9.4% Not stated, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 17.5% $100,001 or more, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 23.0% $70,001 - $100,000, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 16.7% $50,001 - $70,000, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 13.6% $30,001 - $50,000, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 14.0% $20,001 - $30,000, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 7.0% $20,000 or less, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 8.3%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013.

Dominant groups

The major differences between the household incomes of the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe and the New Zealand Total population were:

  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $70,001 - $100,000 (16.7% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people in households who earned $50,001 - $70,000 (13.6% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $20,001 - $30,000 (7.0% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people in households who earned $20,000 or less (8.3% compared to 9.4%)