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New Zealand: Major Urban Areas (census population)

The main islands and regions (i.e. 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
iNorthlandNLRegNI12,499122,832126,787137,052140,133148,470151,6891249900
iAucklandAURegNI4,938873,905943,7741,068,6451,158,8911,303,0681,415,550493800
iWaikatoWARegNI23,902320,465331,026350,125357,726382,713403,6382390200
iBay of PlentyBPRegNI12,071189,990203,983224,365239,412257,379267,7411207100
iGisborneGIRegNI8,38645,75944,26545,78743,97444,49943,653838600
iHawke's Bay {Hawkes Bay}HBRegNI14,137139,453138,336142,789142,947147,783151,1791413700
iTaranakiTARegNI7,254108,460107,126106,589102,858104,124109,608725400
iManawatu-WanganuiMWRegNI10,458222,253224,763228,770220,089222,423222,6691045800
iWellingtonWERegNI23,244392,357400,283414,048423,765448,959471,3152324400
iNorth IslandNIIsl 113,4562,415,4742,520,3432,718,1702,829,7983,059,4183,237,04811345600
iTasmanTSRegSI9,61632,40434,02737,97341,35244,62547,157961600
iNelsonNERegSI42435,16436,45840,27941,56842,89146,43742400
iMarlboroughMBRegSI22,22033,40935,14738,39739,55842,55843,4162222000
iWest CoastWCRegSI8,04933,02231,56432,51230,30331,32632,148804900
iCanterburyCBRegSI44,508430,111438,170468,040481,431521,832539,4334450800
iOtagoOTRegSI31,209178,532177,526185,083181,542193,800202,4703120900
iSouthlandSLRegSI31,195104,28199,95397,10091,00590,87693,3393119500
iSouth IslandSIIsl 150,654846,923852,845899,384906,753967,9081,004,39715065400
iOffshore IslandsOIIsl 79488773974872661860079400
 New ZealandNZL  264,9043,263,2843,373,9273,618,3023,737,2774,027,9474,242,048

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
iAshburtonCB15,53115,78515,77716,83618,4687267
iAuckland (Central Auckland Urban Zone)AU299,625338,161359,466395,964427,11015402
iBlenheimMB23,78825,71226,54728,52729,29210389
iCambridgeWA12,37213,00413,89015,19217,7038319
iChristchurchCB303,411325,250334,107360,768353,34960581
iDannevirkeMW5,7695,5115,3495,5205,043548
iDunedinOT107,522110,801107,088110,997112,03225649
iFeildingMW13,53214,04313,64113,89014,8234568
iGisborneGI31,40132,60831,72232,52932,6918531
iGoreSL10,95710,6199,9279,6459,5467430
iGreymouthWC10,01910,1919,5259,6729,6575030
iHamiltonWA120,687131,331138,792155,262170,57187710
iHastingsHB57,22058,49559,13962,11864,00224964
iHaweraTA11,53411,43710,94410,77611,22611465
iHuntlyWA7,1527,0686,8226,8346,9544721
iInvercargillSL51,54149,40346,30546,77347,89811541
iKaitaiaNL5,0495,2835,1515,2054,887848
iKapiti (Paraparaumu)WE27,34430,28933,66637,34439,4986022
iKawerauBP8,3377,8306,9756,9216,3632363
iKerikeriNL...4,1614,8545,8596,5073471
iLevinMW19,29219,32719,04719,13419,43110902
iLower HuttWE94,38195,38195,02297,15897,65313511
iManukau (Southern Auckland Urban Zone)AU261,398291,559321,465371,649401,88340605
iMastertonWE19,76819,68819,50019,49420,09710066
iMatamataWA5,7515,8386,0786,3067,092629
iMorrinsvilleWA5,7935,9016,1656,6036,993778
iMotuekaTS6,2676,6096,8917,1287,6052649
iNapierHB52,12554,29854,53456,28658,22113999
iNelsonNE45,87750,69253,68556,36460,56114590
iNew PlymouthTA47,65448,87147,76349,28152,69510897
iNorth Shore (Northern Auckland Urban Zone)AU176,254202,307219,936248,121273,59426893
iOamaruOT13,53713,41712,69312,68113,0445302
iOtakiWE5,4215,5805,6435,4665,7781603
iPalmerston NorthMW70,23773,86072,68176,03278,19516953
iPoriruaWE46,43546,49247,22048,39351,53713943
iPukekoheAU15,32416,91518,82522,51526,5208710
iQueenstownOT5,1427,5278,53810,42211,4992555
iRangioraCB8,7639,86710,80011,86515,0211683
iRollestonCB...1,0532,6704,9599,5551965
iRotoruaWA50,77152,95352,60853,76653,2688928
iStratfordTA5,6885,6645,2295,3375,463854
iTaumarunuiMW6,1415,8325,1365,0554,5032024
iTaupoWA17,11019,15020,31021,29121,86413257
iTaurangaBP70,29382,28795,694108,882120,41418471
iTe AwamutuWA13,08813,71013,44614,45415,17714005
iTe PukeBP6,1626,4986,7717,0807,4941632
iThamesWA6,4116,8076,7056,7566,6931649
iTimaruCB27,78627,32326,74526,88627,0487382
iTokoroaWA16,64915,52714,43013,53012,7144297
iUpper HuttWE35,54835,19234,52736,40537,8755399
iWaiheke Island (Onetangi)AU5,4336,2887,1377,6898,2389198
iWaitakere (Western Auckland Urban Zone)AU140,959159,769173,640192,327206,24426257
iWaitaraTA6,6816,5076,2466,2916,483594
iWaiukuAU5,4906,0636,6697,7258,4301531
iWanakaOT...2,5263,3305,0406,4742861
iWanganuiMW41,10041,09739,42338,98838,09410490
iWellingtonWE147,798156,986162,981178,671190,06511978
iWhakataneBP16,66217,49617,77518,20417,9377776
iWhangareiNL44,34745,89246,04749,08049,18214118