Māori authorities are defined as businesses that receive, manage, and/or administer assets held in common ownership by iwi and Māori. Māori authorities are largely identified through their tax codes as registered with Inland Revenue.
This release includes data on Māori authorities and their subsidiaries. It does not cover all Māori businesses in Aotearoa New Zealand, and therefore changes published here may not reflect entire industry movements.
Changes to data collection/processing
The number of enterprises in the Tatauranga umanga Māori population has changed between the December 2021 quarter and June 2022 quarter, and therefore figures may differ between releases. Due to these changes, Stats NZ have only included data for the June 2020 to June 2022 quarters in this release.
Tatauranga Umanga Māori – Statistics on Māori businesses presents information on one subset of Māori businesses – Māori authorities – that contribute to our country’s economy.
Method of collection/Data provider
This information is sourced from three data collections: Business Financial Data, Business Employment Data, and Overseas Merchandise Trade.
- Business Financial Data Collection is a quarterly collection of business financial data, covering most of New Zealand’s economy, using a combination of survey and tax data.
- Business Employment Data is a quarterly collection using a combination of data from two different Inland Revenue sources: the employer monthly schedule (EMS) and payday filing. Both are associated with PAYE (pay as you earn) tax data.
- Overseas Merchandise Trade statistics provide statistical information on the importing and exporting of merchandise goods between New Zealand and other countries. Merchandise trade includes goods that add to or subtract from the material resources in New Zealand as a result of their movement in or out of the country. Data is obtained from export and import entry documents lodged with the New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS).