Māori Electorate Numbers

The number of electorates in New Zealand is determined by a calculation based on two sources of information — the results from the most recent Census of Population and Dwellings and the proportion of individuals of Māori descent aged over 18 years who have chosen to be listed on the Māori electoral roll.

This website enables users to explore how the number and type of electorates change with changes in both the Census population counts and the Māori electoral roll enrolment.

Consequently, this tool provides estimates of electorate numbers that are as accurate as possible, but the definitive answer is only possible with access to information that is not publicly available. However, it provides an effective tool to explore the sensitivity of the number and types of electorates to changes in population counts and electoral enrolment.

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