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Contents: Districts and Cities

The population of the District and City Council Areas of New Zealand.

NameStatusPopulation
estimate
1996-06-30
Population
estimate
2001-06-30
Population
estimate
2006-06-30
Population
estimate
2010-06-30
Population
estimate
2013-06-30
AshburtonDistrict25,70026,00028,00029,40031,100
AucklandCouncil1,115,8001,218,3001,373,0001,461,9001,529,300
BullerDistrict10,7509,8609,94010,00010,050
CartertonDistrict6,9407,0007,2607,5407,820
Central Hawke's BayDistrict13,35013,20013,25013,50013,300
Central OtagoDistrict15,25014,75017,05018,20018,850
Chatham IslandsTerritory760750650640610
ChristchurchCity325,700335,300361,800376,700366,000
CluthaDistrict18,40017,55017,20017,45017,350
DunedinCity120,800119,300122,300124,800127,500
Far NorthDistrict54,50056,40057,50058,40058,300
GisborneDistrict47,20045,50045,90046,50046,700
GoreDistrict13,50012,75012,40012,30012,200
GreyDistrict14,00013,20013,55013,85013,650
HamiltonCity113,500121,200134,800143,400150,200
HastingsDistrict68,10069,60073,20075,10075,700
HaurakiDistrict18,55017,95018,30018,65018,750
HorowhenuaDistrict30,80030,60030,60030,60030,600
HurunuiDistrict9,62010,15010,75011,10011,650
Hutt (Lower Hutt)City98,80099,100101,300102,700102,900
InvercargillCity54,20051,10051,60052,40052,900
KaikouraDistrict3,5903,5803,7303,8003,770
KaiparaDistrict17,80017,95018,55018,95019,050
Kapiti CoastDistrict39,40043,60047,50049,40050,000
KawerauDistrict8,1207,2907,1506,9906,720
MackenzieDistrict4,1703,7903,9004,0104,070
ManawatuDistrict26,50026,00026,80027,40027,900
MarlboroughDistrict39,20040,70043,60045,30045,900
MastertonDistrict23,30023,20023,20023,40023,400
Matamata-PiakoDistrict30,30030,30031,20031,80032,200
NapierCity54,90055,20056,80057,60057,800
NelsonCity41,20042,90044,30045,50046,800
New PlymouthDistrict69,70068,40071,10073,20074,700
OpotikiDistrict9,6309,4909,2009,0008,590
OtorohangaDistrict9,9609,5909,3109,2909,330
Palmerston NorthCity77,40077,40080,80083,60085,900
PoriruaCity48,20049,50050,60052,10053,300
Queenstown-LakesDistrict14,80017,85024,10027,80030,200
RangitikeiDistrict16,75015,50015,15014,85014,650
RotoruaDistrict66,60066,90068,10068,60068,600
RuapehuDistrict17,30015,00014,05013,55013,050
SelwynDistrict25,50028,30034,90039,60044,200
SouthlandDistrict31,20029,40029,20029,50029,800
South TaranakiDistrict29,80028,40027,20026,90026,800
South WaikatoDistrict25,80024,20023,20022,90022,500
South WairarapaDistrict9,1508,9409,1209,3409,430
StratfordDistrict9,7509,1109,1209,1609,200
TararuaDistrict19,50018,35018,05017,75017,400
TasmanDistrict38,80042,40045,80047,30048,600
TaupoDistrict31,60032,50033,40034,00034,400
TaurangaCity79,80093,500106,900114,300117,600
Thames-CoromandelDistrict25,40025,80026,70027,00027,100
TimaruDistrict43,50042,80043,80044,30045,200
Upper HuttCity37,70037,70039,70041,10041,700
WaikatoDistrict52,00053,70059,50063,40064,900
WaimakaririDistrict33,00037,90044,10047,60050,700
WaimateDistrict7,7807,2207,3807,5507,730
WaipaDistrict38,40040,00043,70045,70046,400
WairoaDistrict10,2009,2608,7208,4408,050
WaitakiDistrict22,00020,50020,70020,80021,000
WaitomoDistrict10,0009,7809,6809,6409,410
WanganuiDistrict46,00044,40043,80043,50043,100
WellingtonCity163,400171,100187,700197,700204,000
Western Bay of PlentyDistrict35,60039,00043,00045,40045,800
WestlandDistrict8,4507,9908,6208,8808,950
WhakataneDistrict34,20034,10034,50034,40034,200
WhangareiDistrict68,40070,00076,50080,00081,300

Source: Statistics New Zealand / Te Tari Tatau (web).
The population estimates are adjusted for underenumeration and residents being temporarily overseas.
The 2013 figures are preliminary estmates and are based on the results of the 2006 census (and not on the 2013 census).