Figures on Māori mortality should be used with caution.
Deaths of New Zealand military personnel during operational service overseas not recorded in New Zealand’s death registration statistics. Civilian casualties that occurred overseas are similarly excluded.
However, this data would include New Zealanders who died in New Zealand during wartime military service, as well as military personnel who returned to New Zealand and died subsequently because of war injuries.
Changes to data collection/processing
Rates from 1991 onward are based on the resident population concept. Before 1991, rates are based on the de facto population concept. Vitals data (births, deaths and marriages) is based on date of registration (not date of occurrence).
From September 1995, birth and death registrations collected ethnicity based on self-identification, rather than degree-of-blood.
From the dataset Births and Deaths: Crude death rate (Māori and total population) (Annual-Dec) 2020, this data was extracted:
Provided: 298 data points
Dataset originally released on:
February 18, 2021
Purpose of collection
Under the provisions of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995, every death occurring in New Zealand must be registered.
Death statistics provide local authorities, health authorities, and research institutions with information needed to plan future and current social services.