2006 Census: QuickStats About Māori – an error was found in a calculation of a percentage in the Language / Ko te Reo section.
The statement: "Just under half (47.7 percent) of Māori aged 65 years and over could hold a conversation in te reo Māori" shows the wrong percentage. The calculation was based on the wrong denominator (total Māori), rather than total Māori giving a valid response to the language question (total Māori stated).
The correct percentage should be "Just under half (48.7 percent) of Māori aged 65 years and over could hold a conversation in te reo Māori".
All other data, graphs and information in this release are unaffected.
Statistics New Zealand regrets any inconvenience caused.