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Type: Journal article
Title: Maori internal and international migration at the turn of the century: An Australasian perspective
Author: Bedford, R.
Didham, R.
Ho, E.
Hugo, G.
Citation: New Zealand Population Review, 2004; 30(1-2):131-141
Publisher: Population Association of New Zealand
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 0111-199X
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Richard Bedford, Robert Didham, Elsie Ho, Graeme Hugo
Abstract: At the beginning of the twenty-first century there were two major national clusters of Maori: New Zealand, the ancestral home for Maori, and Australia, home to a much smaller Maori population from the early years of the nineteenth century. In the 2001 censuses of New Zealand and Australia, the usually resident Maori populations were, respectively, 526,281 (ethnic group classification) and 72,956 (ancestry classification). In this paper we examine four dimensions of Maori population movement between 1996 and 2001 using the census data from New Zealand and Australia: 1) internal migration between rural and urban areas in New Zealand; 2) internal migration between rural and urban areas in Australia; 3) migration into New Zealand of Maori resident overseas in 1996; 4) migration into Australia of Maori resident overseas in 1996. There has never been a comprehensive assessment of Maori migration in an Australasian context before, but in the light of developments in population exchanges between New Zealand and Australia this sort of analysis is critical if one wishes to understand contemporary Maori population dynamics.
Keywords: Maori (New Zealand people); population; emigration & immigration; ethnic groups; population transfers; census
Description: Copyright © 2004 Population Association of New Zealand
RMID: 0020072558
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