Here's the latest (admittedly broad) whare ownership stats for Aotearoa/NZ
• European (I think they may mean Pakeha :) 56.8%
• Asian 34.8%
• Māori 28.2%
• Pacific peoples 18.5%
For better or for worse, paying off our own homes is an important savings mechanism in our country. While there has been some gnashing of teeth at the overall decline of home ownership, the implications are that Maori are more likely to be paying rent as old people and less likely to have discretionary income.