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Main Islands & Regions

The population of the main islands and regions (Regional Council Areas) of New Zealand according to official population estimates.

NameAbbr.StatusAdm.Area
A-L (km²)
Population
Estimate (E)
1996-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2001-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2006-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2013-06-30
Population
Estimate (Ep)
2015-06-30
New ZealandNZL  265,9103,732,0003,880,5004,184,6004,442,1004,596,700
NorthlandNLRegNI12,499140,700144,400152,700164,700168,3001249900
AucklandAURegNI4,9381,115,8001,218,3001,373,0001,493,2001,570,500493800
WaikatoWARegNI23,902358,800368,400393,200424,600439,2002390200
Bay of PlentyBPRegNI12,071230,600246,900265,300279,700287,1001207100
GisborneGIRegNI8,38647,20045,50046,00047,00047,400838600
Hawke's Bay {Hawkes Bay}HBRegNI14,137146,600147,300152,100158,000160,1001413700
TaranakiTARegNI7,254109,000105,700107,300113,600115,800725400
Manawatu-WanganuiMWRegNI10,458234,500227,500229,400231,200234,5001045800
WellingtonWERegNI23,244426,900440,200466,300486,700496,9002324400
North IslandNIIsl 113,4562,810,1002,944,3003,185,1003,398,7003,519,80011345600
TasmanTSRegSI9,61638,80042,40045,80048,80049,500961600
NelsonNERegSI42441,20042,90044,30048,70049,90042400
MarlboroughMBRegSI22,22039,20040,70043,60044,70045,3002222000
West CoastWCRegSI8,04933,20031,10032,10033,00032,700804900
CanterburyCBRegSI44,508480,400496,700540,000562,900586,5004450800
OtagoOTRegSI31,209189,300188,300199,800208,800215,1003120900
SouthlandSLRegSI31,19599,00093,30093,20096,00097,3003119500
South IslandSIIsl 150,654921,100935,400998,8001,042,8001,076,30015065400
Chatham IslandsDistOI96676075065060061096600
Kermadec IslandsIslOI33......10......3300
Subantarctic IslandsIslOI765...............76500
Three Kings IslandsIslOI5...............500
Offshore IslandsOIIsl 1,800770750660600610180000

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (Ep)
2015-06-30
1AucklandAU480,240
2ManukauAU448,190
3ChristchurchCB381,840
4North ShoreAU300,110
5WaitakereAU225,840
6WellingtonWE202,890
7HamiltonWA188,410
8TaurangaBP130,770

Major Agglomerations

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (Ep)
2015-06-30
1AucklandAU1,454,380
2WellingtonWE398,270
3ChristchurchCB381,840
4HamiltonWA224,030
5TaurangaBP130,770
6NapierHB129,700

Contents: Urban Areas

The population of all urban areas in New Zealand with more than 2,500 inhabitants according to official population estimates.

NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
1996-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2001-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2006-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2013-06-30
Population
Estimate (Ep)
2015-06-30
Area
AlexandraOT4,6904,4804,9404,9205,190976
ArrowtownOT1,4701,7702,2602,5802,710236
AshburtonCB16,05016,05017,15019,20019,5907267
Auckland (Central Auckland Urban Zone)AU354,100380,100419,200450,810480,24015402
BalcluthaOT4,2304,1904,1403,9804,030625
BlenheimMB26,10027,30029,10030,13030,64010389
CambridgeWA13,40014,35015,70018,42019,1908319
CartertonWE4,2504,1904,2104,8105,030512
ChristchurchCB334,500345,600374,500369,160381,84060581
CromwellOT2,6702,7303,7004,3004,510761
DannevirkeMW5,6805,5305,6605,2105,240548
DargavilleNL4,5804,6704,5704,6104,8301259
DunedinOT113,200111,800114,400115,070117,31025649
FeildingMW14,35014,00014,25015,38015,9304568
FoxtonMW4,8404,7404,5404,4304,4801340
GeraldineCB2,2702,2502,2902,3702,4400
GisborneGI33,50032,80033,60035,20035,6808531
GoreSL10,80010,1509,8709,8309,9107430
GreymouthWC10,5509,83010,0009,9009,8405030
HamiltonWA135,200144,200161,200180,580188,41087710
HastingsHB60,20061,10064,20067,00068,25024964
HaweraTA11,65011,25011,05011,58011,76011465
HelensvilleAU2,1502,3002,6202,7602,880549
HokitikaWC3,8803,5703,6203,5603,590686
HuntlyWA7,3007,1007,1107,3207,6704721
InglewoodTA3,2703,0203,1903,3603,490294
InvercargillSL50,30047,50047,90049,33050,29011541
KaikoheNL4,2604,2004,2704,3404,370662
KaitaiaNL5,4605,3505,3905,2905,600848
Kapiti (Paraparaumu)WE30,90034,60038,30040,72041,2606022
KatikatiBP2,7202,9903,6804,1904,410879
KawerauBP8,1207,2907,1506,6506,6602363
KerikeriNL4,2904,9905,9807,0407,1103471
LevinMW19,75019,50019,60020,11020,30010902
LincolnCB2,3902,3902,8304,1104,900908
Lower HuttWE98,30098,600100,700100,550101,44013511
Manukau (Southern Auckland Urban Zone)AU305,200338,000391,400425,850448,19040605
MartonMW5,4204,8404,8104,7104,780768
MastertonWE20,20020,00020,00020,72020,97010066
MatamataWA6,0106,2806,4407,3707,610629
MorrinsvilleWA6,0606,3606,7707,3107,500778
MotuekaTS6,7407,0707,3107,8208,0502649
NapierHB55,70056,10057,70060,63061,45013999
NelsonNE51,80055,30058,00063,30064,80014590
New PlymouthTA50,00049,10050,80054,78056,32010897
North Shore (Northern Auckland Urban Zone)AU210,400230,300260,800288,020300,11026893
OamaruOT13,65012,95012,95013,40013,7605302
OpotikiBP4,4104,3204,2904,0404,130498
OtakiWE5,7205,8405,6505,9606,1301603
OtorohangaWA2,7302,7202,6602,6502,640394
PaeroaWA4,1704,0004,0804,0704,2801238
PahiatuaMW2,7702,6802,6302,4902,480432
Palmerston NorthMW76,00075,80079,00081,53083,49016953
PictonMB3,9904,1004,1904,1704,3303379
PoriruaWE48,00049,40050,40053,51054,28013943
PukekoheAU17,45019,45023,30027,83029,0008710
PutaruruWA4,1603,8903,8403,9403,970430
QueenstownOT7,8609,02011,00012,11013,1402555
RaglanWA2,7102,7602,7202,8703,070565
RangioraCB10,10011,20012,50015,65016,9801683
RollestonCB1,2102,3104,61010,00011,8101965
RotoruaWA54,70054,60055,60055,89056,7808928
Snells BeachAU3,3203,8104,0704,4104,6401636
StratfordTA5,7805,3605,4805,5905,610854
TaumarunuiMW6,0405,3305,2204,7204,6302024
TaupoWA19,95021,20022,10023,07023,69013257
TaurangaBP84,20098,300112,300125,660130,77018471
Te ArohaWA3,9103,7703,8504,0604,2001160
Te AwamutuWA14,05013,85014,90015,84016,43014005
Te KuitiWA4,7804,5504,5804,4304,560557
TemukaCB4,0504,0804,1304,1804,290467
Te PukeBP6,6606,9707,3307,7907,9201632
ThamesWA6,9506,8806,9306,9907,0201649
TimaruCB27,70027,30027,50027,98028,5507382
TokoroaWA16,10014,95013,90013,38013,5804297
TurangiWA3,8903,5803,3703,1403,220972
Upper HuttWE36,10035,80037,60039,00039,6605399
Waiheke Island (Onetangi)AU6,5007,4208,0508,5308,9009198
WaihiWA4,8704,6504,6004,7304,9801008
WaimateCB3,0002,8002,9002,8602,920330
WaipukurauHB4,0904,0204,0903,9004,060782
WairoaHB5,1704,6004,4004,2804,260663
Waitakere (Western Auckland Urban Zone)AU165,900181,200201,400217,110225,84026257
WaitaraTA6,6906,4506,5206,7306,790594
WaiukuAU6,0606,7307,8008,7909,1501531
WanakaOT2,6003,4505,2806,8207,3902861
WanganuiMW42,00040,50040,00039,32039,38010490
WarkworthAU2,5402,9103,3704,0904,500744
WellingtonWE162,700170,300186,900196,530202,89011978
WestportWC4,3203,8704,0004,1104,020451
WhakataneBP17,95018,35018,80018,71019,3007776
WhangamataWA3,8604,0703,6403,6303,720781
WhangareiNL47,10047,50050,50053,58055,37014118
WhitiangaWA3,0603,1603,8804,5504,6502468
WoodendCB1,6002,3102,6802,8702,960255

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