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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
2013-06-30
Population
estimate
2014-06-30
AshburtonDistrict25,70026,00028,00032,30032,800
AucklandCouncil1,115,8001,218,3001,373,0001,493,2001,527,100
BullerDistrict10,7509,8609,94010,65010,550
CartertonDistrict6,9407,0007,2608,4908,680
Central Hawke's BayDistrict13,35013,20013,25013,25013,250
Central OtagoDistrict15,25014,75017,05018,50018,850
Chatham IslandsTerritory760750650600600
ChristchurchCity325,700335,300361,800356,700362,000
CluthaDistrict18,40017,55017,20017,25017,350
DunedinCity120,800119,300122,300123,500124,600
Far NorthDistrict54,50056,40057,50060,60061,000
GisborneDistrict47,20045,50045,90047,00047,100
GoreDistrict13,50012,75012,40012,40012,400
GreyDistrict14,00013,20013,55013,70013,600
HamiltonCity113,500121,200134,800150,200153,100
HastingsDistrict68,10069,60073,20076,70077,400
HaurakiDistrict18,55017,95018,30018,60018,800
HorowhenuaDistrict30,80030,60030,60031,20031,300
HurunuiDistrict9,62010,15010,75012,00012,250
Hutt (Lower Hutt)City98,80099,100101,300101,200101,700
InvercargillCity54,20051,10051,60053,20053,700
KaikouraDistrict3,5903,5803,7303,6403,640
KaiparaDistrict17,80017,95018,55020,50020,700
Kapiti CoastDistrict39,40043,60047,50050,70051,100
KawerauDistrict8,1207,2907,1506,6506,600
MackenzieDistrict4,1703,7903,9004,3004,320
ManawatuDistrict26,50026,00026,80028,50028,800
MarlboroughDistrict39,20040,70043,60044,70044,800
MastertonDistrict23,30023,20023,20024,10024,200
Matamata-PiakoDistrict30,30030,30031,20032,90033,300
NapierCity54,90055,20056,80059,60060,100
NelsonCity41,20042,90044,30048,70049,300
New PlymouthDistrict69,70068,40071,10077,10078,200
OpotikiDistrict9,6309,4909,2008,7808,830
OtorohangaDistrict9,9609,5909,3109,5909,650
Palmerston NorthCity77,40077,40080,80083,50084,300
PoriruaCity48,20049,50050,60053,70054,100
Queenstown-LakesDistrict14,80017,85024,10029,70030,900
RangitikeiDistrict16,75015,50015,15014,55014,600
RotoruaDistrict66,60066,90068,10068,40068,500
RuapehuDistrict17,30015,00014,05012,45012,450
SelwynDistrict25,50028,30034,90046,70049,400
SouthlandDistrict31,20029,40029,20030,30030,400
South TaranakiDistrict29,80028,40027,20027,50027,500
South WaikatoDistrict25,80024,20023,20023,20023,300
South WairarapaDistrict9,1508,9409,1209,8009,910
StratfordDistrict9,7509,1109,1209,2109,260
TararuaDistrict19,50018,35018,05017,45017,100
TasmanDistrict38,80042,40045,80048,80049,100
TaupoDistrict31,60032,50033,40034,80035,100
TaurangaCity79,80093,500107,000119,800121,700
Thames-CoromandelDistrict25,40025,80026,70027,30027,500
TimaruDistrict43,50042,80043,80045,40045,900
Upper HuttCity37,70037,70039,70041,30041,800
WaikatoDistrict52,00053,70059,50066,50068,000
WaimakaririDistrict33,00037,90044,10052,30054,400
WaimateDistrict7,7807,2207,3807,8107,880
WaipaDistrict38,40040,00043,70048,70049,300
WairoaDistrict10,2009,2608,7208,3008,200
WaitakiDistrict22,00020,50020,70021,40021,700
WaitomoDistrict10,0009,7809,6809,3409,390
WanganuiDistrict46,00044,40043,80043,50043,400
WellingtonCity163,400171,100187,700197,500200,100
Western Bay of PlentyDistrict35,60039,00043,00045,50046,000
WestlandDistrict8,4507,9908,6208,5708,640
WhakataneDistrict34,20034,10034,50034,20034,300
WhangareiDistrict68,40070,00076,50083,70084,400

Source: Statistics New Zealand / Te Tari Tatau (web).
The population estimates are adjusted for underenumeration and residents being temporarily overseas.
The 2014 figures are preliminary estimates.