Infometrics Community Profile

Te Matapae

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata


What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, it is the people, it is the people


At Infometrics we are firm believers of a focus on real people and the outcomes they experience in life. Using our economic insights, we want to empower organisations and communities to use information to make well-informed decisions. We believe that there are significant opportunities for Māori, and particularly rangatahi, to not only improve their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their whanau, but also help address many of the challenges facing the workforce over coming years.

Our Te Matapae platform looks to examine the labour market and employment opportunities available to Māori and allow users to target their resources to best enable Māori to excel in the workforce. Our platform brings together a range of detailed data and visuals to tell a coherent and easily understood story about the current position of Māori employment, future challenges for the wider workforce, and where opportunities lie for Māori to fill the emerging gaps.

Understanding the position of Māori in the economy and labour market…

To realise Māori potential in the economy, it is important to first understand how Māori are positioned in the labour market. It is also useful to look at how the position of Māori in the labour market has changed over time. Te Matapae enables users to examine how Māori and non-Māori perform on an annual basis right down to a territorial authority level across a range of areas, including:

  • Population – growth and age structure
  • Employment – structure and growth
  • Key industries and occupation of employment
  • School leaver attainment
  • Unemployment

…and the future opportunities available to Māori

There are a range of future opportunities available for current rangatahi and Māori in the labour market to move into high paying and sustainable employment. In Te Matapae we look at the future employment and upskilling opportunities for Māori over the next five years at a territorial authority level. By drawing on the following we not only give an indication of the opportunities available to Māori but also the sustainability and desirability of opportunities available:

  • The current concentration of Māori employment in occupations
  • Local and national future job openings
  • Occupational earnings
  • Susceptibility of occupations to automation

For all parts of New Zealand

We have prepared Te Matapae to be able to report on these insights for all territorial authorities and regions in New Zealand. This means that data about the future labour market opportunities for Māori can be tailored to your customised regions or rohe..

Interactive web-based reporting

You don’t need to be a data expert or statistics genius to use our products.

Our data visualisations turn complex data about regional economies and the position of Māori into easily understood information that can be readily brought into strategic and workforce planning. Te Matapae is therefore simple to use without compromising on detail.


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