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New Zealand: Major Urban Areas (census population)

The main islands and regions (Regional Council Areas) of New Zealand as well as of all urban areas and agglomerations of more than 5,000 inhabitants according to census results.

Main Islands & Regions

NameAbbr.StatusAdm.Area
A-L (km²)
Population
Cf 1986-03-04 r
Population
Cf 1991-03-05 r
Population
Cf 1996-03-05 r
Population
Cf 2001-03-06 r
Population
Cf 2006-03-07 r
Population
C 2013-03-05 r
New ZealandNZL  265,9103,263,2843,373,9273,618,3023,737,2774,027,9474,242,048
NorthlandNLRegNI12,499122,832126,787137,052140,133148,470151,6891249900
AucklandAURegNI4,938873,905943,7741,068,6451,158,8911,303,0681,415,550493800
WaikatoWARegNI23,902320,465331,026350,125357,726382,713403,6382390200
Bay of PlentyBPRegNI12,071189,990203,983224,365239,412257,379267,7411207100
GisborneGIRegNI8,38645,75944,26545,78743,97444,49943,653838600
Hawke's Bay {Hawkes Bay}HBRegNI14,137139,453138,336142,789142,947147,783151,1791413700
TaranakiTARegNI7,254108,460107,126106,589102,858104,124109,608725400
Manawatu-WanganuiMWRegNI10,458222,253224,763228,770220,089222,423222,6691045800
WellingtonWERegNI23,244392,357400,283414,048423,765448,959471,3152324400
North IslandNIIsl 113,4562,415,4742,520,3432,718,1702,829,7983,059,4183,237,04811345600
TasmanTSRegSI9,61632,40434,02737,97341,35244,62547,157961600
NelsonNERegSI42435,16436,45840,27941,56842,89146,43742400
MarlboroughMBRegSI22,22033,40935,14738,39739,55842,55843,4162222000
West CoastWCRegSI8,04933,02231,56432,51230,30331,32632,148804900
CanterburyCBRegSI44,508430,111438,170468,040481,431521,832539,4334450800
OtagoOTRegSI31,209178,532177,526185,083181,542193,800202,4703120900
SouthlandSLRegSI31,195104,28199,95397,10091,00590,87693,3393119500
South IslandSIIsl 150,654846,923852,845899,384906,753967,9081,004,39715065400
Chatham IslandsIslOI96683672973271760960096600
Kermadec IslandsIslOI33...6336...3300
Offshore IslandsOIIsl 1,800887739748726618600180000

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
UA C 2013-03-05 r
1AucklandAU427,110
2ManukauAU401,883
3ChristchurchCB353,349
4North ShoreAU273,594
5WaitakereAU206,244
6WellingtonWE190,065
7HamiltonWA170,571
8TaurangaBP120,414

Major Agglomerations

 NameAdm.Population
A C 2013-03-05 r
1AucklandAU1,308,831
2WellingtonWE377,130
3ChristchurchCB353,349
4HamiltonWA203,451
5NapierHB122,223

Contents: Urban Areas

NameAdm.Population
UA Cf 1991-03-05 r
Population
UA Cf 1996-03-05 r
Population
UA Cf 2001-03-06 r
Population
UA Cf 2006-03-07 r
Population
UA C 2013-03-05 r
Area
AshburtonCB15,53115,78515,77716,83618,4687267
Auckland (Central Auckland Urban Zone)AU299,625338,161359,466395,964427,11015402
BlenheimMB23,78825,71226,54728,52729,29210389
CambridgeWA12,37213,00413,89015,19217,7038319
ChristchurchCB303,411325,250334,107360,768353,34960581
DannevirkeMW5,7695,5115,3495,5205,043548
DunedinOT107,522110,801107,088110,997112,03225649
FeildingMW13,53214,04313,64113,89014,8234568
GisborneGI31,40132,60831,72232,52932,6918531
GoreSL10,95710,6199,9279,6459,5467430
GreymouthWC10,01910,1919,5259,6729,6575030
HamiltonWA120,687131,331138,792155,262170,57187710
HastingsHB57,22058,49559,13962,11864,00224964
HaweraTA11,53411,43710,94410,77611,22611465
HuntlyWA7,1527,0686,8226,8346,9544721
InvercargillSL51,54149,40346,30546,77347,89811541
KaitaiaNL5,0495,2835,1515,2054,887848
Kapiti (Paraparaumu)WE27,34430,28933,66637,34439,4986022
KawerauBP8,3377,8306,9756,9216,3632363
KerikeriNL3,4594,1614,8545,8596,5073471
LevinMW19,29219,32719,04719,13419,43110902
Lower HuttWE94,38195,38195,02297,15897,65313511
Manukau (Southern Auckland Urban Zone)AU261,398291,559321,465371,649401,88340605
MastertonWE19,76819,68819,50019,49420,09710066
MatamataWA5,7515,8386,0786,3067,092629
MorrinsvilleWA5,7935,9016,1656,6036,993778
MotuekaTS6,2676,6096,8917,1287,6052649
NapierHB52,12554,29854,53456,28658,22113999
NelsonNE45,87750,69253,68556,36460,56114590
New PlymouthTA47,65448,87147,76349,28152,69510897
North Shore (Northern Auckland Urban Zone)AU176,254202,307219,936248,121273,59426893
OamaruOT13,53713,41712,69312,68113,0445302
OtakiWE5,4215,5805,6435,4665,7781603
Palmerston NorthMW70,23773,86072,68176,03278,19516953
PoriruaWE46,43546,49247,22048,39351,53713943
PukekoheAU15,32416,91518,82522,51526,5208710
QueenstownOT5,1427,5278,53810,42211,4992555
RangioraCB8,7639,86710,80011,86515,0211683
RollestonCB1,0441,0532,6704,9599,5551965
RotoruaWA50,77152,95352,60853,76653,2688928
StratfordTA5,6885,6645,2295,3375,463854
TaumarunuiMW6,1415,8325,1365,0554,5032024
TaupoWA17,11019,15020,31021,29121,86413257
TaurangaBP70,29382,28795,694108,882120,41418471
Te AwamutuWA13,08813,71013,44614,45415,17714005
Te PukeBP6,1626,4986,7717,0807,4941632
ThamesWA6,4116,8076,7056,7566,6931649
TimaruCB27,78627,32326,74526,88627,0487382
TokoroaWA16,64915,52714,43013,53012,7144297
Upper HuttWE35,54835,19234,52736,40537,8755399
Waiheke Island (Onetangi)AU5,4336,2887,1377,6898,2389198
Waitakere (Western Auckland Urban Zone)AU140,959159,769173,640192,327206,24426257
WaitaraTA6,6816,5076,2466,2916,483594
WaiukuAU5,4906,0636,6697,7258,4301531
WanakaOT1,8512,5263,3305,0406,4742861
WanganuiMW41,10041,09739,42338,98838,09410490
WellingtonWE147,798156,986162,981178,671190,06511978
WhakataneBP16,66217,49617,77518,20417,9377776
WhangareiNL44,34745,89246,04749,08049,18214118