Home ownership is an important way for Māori to support whānau and build wealth. This fact sheet documents trends in Māori home ownership, comparing patterns across different regions, age groups and income bands.
In 2006, 105,387 Māori owned their own home; however the overall rate of Māori home ownership declined from 31.7 percent in 2001 to 30.1 percent in 2006.
Between 2001 and 2006, Māori home ownership rates decreased across all regions, with the largest decreases occurring in the Bay of Plenty and Northland.
Over the same period, Māori home ownership rates decreased in all age groups, with the largest decreases occurring among middle-aged Māori (35 to 54 years old).
Māori home ownership rates decreased across most income levels from 2001 to 2006, with significant decreases across all personal income levels from $20,001 to $70,000.