Analytical paper

Trends in Māori wellbeing (AP 22/02)

This paper provides an exploration of current and emerging trends in Māori wellbeing using He Ara Waiora. The paper draws on quantitative evidence, including indicators from the LSF Dashboard and Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand. The analysis is also supported by qualitative evidence in the form of interview quotes from Māori participants and associated commentary.


Thanks to Morgan Hodgson for her early work on this paper, and all the individuals and agencies who have generously provided data and feedback.


The views, opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this report are strictly those of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the New Zealand Treasury, Stats NZ or the New Zealand Government. The New Zealand Treasury and the New Zealand Government take no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the  correctness of, the information contained in this Analytical Paper. Access to the data used in  this study was provided by Stats NZ in accordance with security and confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act 1975. The results presented in this study are the work of the author, not Stats NZ.