The proportion of Māori able to hold an everyday conversation in the Māori language has decreased 3.7 percent between 1996 and 2013
- Between 1996 and 2013, the proportion of the Māori population able to converse in Māori decreased from 25.0 percent to 21.3 percent.
- Between 2006 and 2013, the proportion of Māori able to converse in te reo Māori increased only among those aged 65 and over.
- In all other age groups, the proportion of Māori able to converse in te reo Māori declined.
This information from Stats NZ (in 2014) has not been up-dated.