Māori Homelessness: Basic Statistics

Author: Kate Amore, University of Otago Wellington
Publication Date: September 2016
Published by: Council to Homeless Persons (CHP)

Using census data and administrative data from emergency housing providers, this article presents key Māōri homelessness (or 'severe housing deprivation') statistics. With the help of other researchers, Statistics New Zealand and many community agencies, Amore has produced national prevalence or 'snapshot' statistics for 2001, 2006, and 2013.

This article features in the September 2016 edition of Parity Magazine, the national publication of the Council to Homeless Persons, Victoria’s peak homelessness advocacy body. This special joint edition of Parity, 'Responding to Indigenous Homelessness in Australia and New Zealand' is dedicated to the examination and discussion of the various policy and practice responses to Indigenous homelessness in Australia and New Zealand.