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Ethnic Residential Segregation Across an Urban System: The Maori in New Zealand, 1991–2001

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In New Zealand there are substantial variations across the urban system in the degree of residential segregation of those claiming Maori ethnicity. Analyses of those variations, using measures particularly relevant to comparative study, show that Maori segregation was greatest in both 1991 and 2001 in larger urban areas and, especially, in those with relatively large Maori populations. A major deviation from this general pattern was in Auckland; further analysis suggests that this was because of considerable sharing of residential space involving Maori and Pacific Islanders. If the total population claiming a Polynesian identity is studied, the relationships between segregation and both size and Polynesian population share are clarified.

Keywords: Maori; New Zealand; Polynesian; ethnic segregation; interurban variation

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: University of Bristol 2: Macquarie University

Publication date: 2005-02-01

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