Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: Māori in Business report released

12 March 2015

The Māori in Business report was today released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, providing an analysis of Māori who run their own business, using data from the 2013 and 2006 Censuses of Population and Dwellings.

The key findings of the report show. 

  • Over 21,000 Māori run their own business.
  • Māori are half as likely to be self-employed as the total population.
  • Median incomes for self-emplopyed Māori are similar to those for all self-employed people, while there is a larger gap between the incomes of Māori employees and all employees.
  • More self-employed Māori worked in the service sector than in any other sector.
  • The self-employment rate amongst Māori differs by region.

Read the full Māori in Business Report on MBIE’s Labour Information website.

Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.