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New Zealand: Major Urban Areas (estimated population)

The main islands and regions (Regional Council Areas) of New Zealand as well as of all urban areas and agglomerations of more than 2,500 inhabitants according to official population estimates.

Main Islands & Regions

NameAbbr.StatusAdm.Area
A-L (km²)
Population
E 1996-06-30 r
Population
E 2001-06-30 r
Population
E 2006-06-30 r
Population
E 2013-06-30 r
Population
Ep 2014-06-30
New ZealandNZL  265,9103,732,0003,880,5004,184,6004,442,1004,509,900
NorthlandNLRegNI12,499140,700144,400152,700164,700166,1001249900
AucklandAURegNI4,9381,115,8001,218,3001,373,0001,493,2001,527,100493800
WaikatoWARegNI23,902358,800368,400393,200424,600430,8002390200
Bay of PlentyBPRegNI12,071230,600246,900265,300279,700282,3001207100
GisborneGIRegNI8,38647,20045,50046,00047,00047,100838600
Hawke's Bay {Hawkes Bay}HBRegNI14,137146,600147,300152,100158,000159,0001413700
TaranakiTARegNI7,254109,000105,700107,300113,600114,800725400
Manawatu-WanganuiMWRegNI10,458234,500227,500229,400231,200232,2001045800
WellingtonWERegNI23,244426,900440,200466,300486,700491,5002324400
North IslandNIIsl 113,4562,810,1002,944,3003,185,1003,398,7003,450,80011345600
TasmanTSRegSI9,61638,80042,40045,80048,80049,100961600
NelsonNERegSI42441,20042,90044,30048,70049,30042400
MarlboroughMBRegSI22,22039,20040,70043,60044,70044,8002222000
West CoastWCRegSI8,04933,20031,10032,10033,00032,800804900
CanterburyCBRegSI44,508480,400496,700540,000562,900574,3004450800
OtagoOTRegSI31,209189,300188,300199,800208,800211,7003120900
SouthlandSLRegSI31,19599,00093,30093,20096,00096,5003119500
South IslandSIIsl 150,654921,100935,400998,8001,042,8001,058,50015065400
Chatham IslandsIslOI96676075065060060096600
Kermadec IslandsIslOI33......10......3300
Offshore IslandsOIIsl 1,800770750660600610180000

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
UA Ep 2014-06-30 r
1AucklandAU462,240
2ManukauAU437,550
3ChristchurchCB375,250
4North ShoreAU292,980
5WaitakereAU220,930
6WellingtonWE199,150
7HamiltonWA183,960
8TaurangaBP127,770

Major Agglomerations

 NameAdm.Population
A Ep 2014-06-30 r
1AucklandAU1,413,700
2WellingtonWE393,610
3ChristchurchCB375,250
4HamiltonWA218,780
5NapierHB128,860
6TaurangaBP127,770

Contents: Urban Areas

NameAdm.Population
UA E 1996-06-30 r
Population
UA E 2001-06-30 r
Population
UA E 2006-06-30 r
Population
UA E 2013-06-30 r
Population
UA Ep 2014-06-30 r
Area
AlexandraOT4,6904,4804,9404,9205,140976
ArrowtownOT1,4701,7702,2602,5802,650236
AshburtonCB16,05016,05017,15019,20019,5007267
Auckland (Central Auckland Urban Zone)AU354,100380,100419,200450,810462,24015402
BalcluthaOT4,2304,1904,1403,9804,060625
BlenheimMB26,10027,30029,10030,13030,24010389
CambridgeWA13,40014,35015,70018,42018,7208319
CartertonWE4,2504,1904,2104,8104,980512
ChristchurchCB334,500345,600374,500369,160375,25060581
CromwellOT2,6702,7303,7004,3004,390761
DannevirkeMW5,6805,5305,6605,2105,170548
DargavilleNL4,5804,6704,5704,6104,7801259
DunedinOT113,200111,800114,400115,070116,16025649
FeildingMW14,35014,00014,25015,38015,6804568
FoxtonMW4,8404,7404,5404,4304,4401340
GeraldineCB2,2702,2502,2902,3702,4300
GisborneGI33,50032,80033,60035,20035,4108531
GoreSL10,80010,1509,8709,8309,8507430
GreymouthWC10,5509,83010,0009,9009,8605030
HamiltonWA135,200144,200161,200180,580183,96087710
HastingsHB60,20061,10064,20067,00067,78024964
HaweraTA11,65011,25011,05011,58011,60011465
HelensvilleAU2,1502,3002,6202,7602,830549
HokitikaWC3,8803,5703,6203,5603,610686
HuntlyWA7,3007,1007,1107,3207,5504721
InglewoodTA3,2703,0203,1903,3603,480294
InvercargillSL50,30047,50047,90049,33049,82011541
KaikoheNL4,2604,2004,2704,3404,380662
KaitaiaNL5,4605,3505,3905,2905,590848
Kapiti (Paraparaumu)WE30,90034,60038,30040,72041,0606022
KatikatiBP2,7202,9903,6804,1904,320879
KawerauBP8,1207,2907,1506,6506,6002363
KerikeriNL4,2904,9905,9807,0407,0503471
LevinMW19,75019,50019,60020,11020,30010902
LincolnCB2,3902,3902,8304,1104,460908
Lower HuttWE98,30098,600100,700100,550101,12013511
Manukau (Southern Auckland Urban Zone)AU305,200338,000391,400425,850437,55040605
MartonMW5,4204,8404,8104,7104,750768
MastertonWE20,20020,00020,00020,72020,83010066
MatamataWA6,0106,2806,4407,3707,590629
MorrinsvilleWA6,0606,3606,7707,3107,400778
MotuekaTS6,7407,0707,3107,8207,9502649
NapierHB55,70056,10057,70060,63061,08013999
NelsonNE51,80055,30058,00063,30064,09014590
New PlymouthTA50,00049,10050,80054,78055,62010897
North Shore (Northern Auckland Urban Zone)AU210,400230,300260,800288,020292,98026893
OamaruOT13,65012,95012,95013,40013,6305302
OpotikiBP4,4104,3204,2904,0404,130498
OtakiWE5,7205,8405,6505,9606,0601603
OtorohangaWA2,7302,7202,6602,6502,660394
PaeroaWA4,1704,0004,0804,0704,2001238
PahiatuaMW2,7702,6802,6302,4902,480432
Palmerston NorthMW76,00075,80079,00081,53082,38016953
PictonMB3,9904,1004,1904,1704,3103379
PoriruaWE48,00049,40050,40053,51053,88013943
PukekoheAU17,45019,45023,30027,83028,4208710
PutaruruWA4,1603,8903,8403,9403,920430
QueenstownOT7,8609,02011,00012,11012,5002555
RaglanWA2,7102,7602,7202,8703,010565
RangioraCB10,10011,20012,50015,65016,4401683
RollestonCB1,2102,3104,61010,00010,6101965
RotoruaWA54,70054,60055,60055,89056,2008928
Snells BeachAU3,3203,8104,0704,4104,5701636
StratfordTA5,7805,3605,4805,5905,650854
TaumarunuiMW6,0405,3305,2204,7204,6902024
TaupoWA19,95021,20022,10023,07023,40013257
TaurangaBP84,20098,300112,300125,660127,77018471
Te ArohaWA3,9103,7703,8504,0604,1801160
Te AwamutuWA14,05013,85014,90015,84016,10014005
Te KuitiWA4,7804,5504,5804,4304,510557
TemukaCB4,0504,0804,1304,1804,240467
Te PukeBP6,6606,9707,3307,7907,7901632
ThamesWA6,9506,8806,9306,9907,0601649
TimaruCB27,70027,30027,50027,98028,3707382
TokoroaWA16,10014,95013,90013,38013,5804297
TurangiWA3,8903,5803,3703,1403,190972
Upper HuttWE36,10035,80037,60039,00039,4605399
Waiheke Island (Onetangi)AU6,5007,4208,0508,5308,6009198
WaihiWA4,8704,6504,6004,7304,8901008
WaimateCB3,0002,8002,9002,8602,950330
WaipukurauHB4,0904,0204,0903,9003,980782
WairoaHB5,1704,6004,4004,2804,240663
Waitakere (Western Auckland Urban Zone)AU165,900181,200201,400217,110220,93026257
WaitaraTA6,6906,4506,5206,7306,820594
WaiukuAU6,0606,7307,8008,7909,0401531
WanakaOT2,6003,4505,2806,8207,1702861
WanganuiMW42,00040,50040,00039,32039,23010490
WarkworthAU2,5402,9103,3704,0904,330744
WellingtonWE162,700170,300186,900196,530199,15011978
WestportWC4,3203,8704,0004,1104,110451
WhakataneBP17,95018,35018,80018,71018,9807776
WhangamataWA3,8604,0703,6403,6303,670781
WhangareiNL47,10047,50050,50053,58054,39014118
WhitiangaWA3,0603,1603,8804,5504,6002468
WoodendCB1,6002,3102,6802,8702,940255