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The population of the Regional Council Areas on the South Island.

NameStatusPopulation
census
1996-03-05 r
Population
census
2001-03-06 r
Population
census
2006-03-07 r
Population
census
2013-03-05 r
 
CanterburyRegional Council Area468,040481,431521,832539,433
MarlboroughRegional Council Area38,39739,55842,55843,416
NelsonRegional Council Area40,27941,56842,89146,437
OtagoRegional Council Area185,083181,542193,800202,470
SouthlandRegional Council Area97,10091,00590,87693,339
TasmanRegional Council Area37,97341,35244,62547,157
West CoastRegional Council Area32,51230,30331,32632,148
South IslandIsland899,384906,753967,9081,004,397

Contents: Settlements

All urban areas and rural centers on the South Island.

Name StatusRegionPopulation
census
1996-03-05 r
Population
census
2001-03-06 r
Population
census
2006-03-07 r
Population
census
2013-03-05 r
 
AkaroaRural CenterCanterbury642576567624
AlexandraUrban AreaOtago4,6144,4074,8244,800
AmberleyRural CenterCanterbury1,0261,1371,3021,575
ArrowtownUrban AreaOtago1,4281,6922,1482,445
AshburtonUrban AreaCanterbury15,78315,68116,73118,468
BalcluthaUrban AreaOtago4,1404,1074,0653,918
BlackballRural CenterWest Coast396324330288
BlenheimUrban AreaMarlborough25,75826,52028,44629,292
BluffUrban AreaSouthland2,0851,9351,7881,791
BrightwaterUrban AreaTasman1,2421,4251,7911,749
Burnham Military CampRural CenterCanterbury1,4641,1371,2061,089
CheviotRural CenterCanterbury441390390369
ChristchurchUrban AreaCanterbury325,260334,122360,738353,349
ClintonRural CenterOtago345321294282
ClydeRural CenterOtago8498259211,011
CromwellUrban AreaOtago2,6132,6673,5854,146
CulverdenRural CenterCanterbury396396420426
CustRural CenterCanterbury363399429447
DarfieldUrban AreaCanterbury1,2961,5481,6711,935
DobsonRural CenterWest Coast747744669678
DunedinUrban AreaOtago110,802107,097110,988112,032
DunsandelRural CenterCanterbury387402432474
EdendaleRural CenterSouthland564585513555
FairlieRural CenterCanterbury843723717693
Fox GlacierRural CenterWest Coast249255375306
Franz JosefRural CenterWest Coast264339429441
GeraldineUrban AreaCanterbury2,2322,2052,2442,301
GoreUrban AreaSouthland10,6209,9279,6459,546
GreymouthUrban AreaWest Coast10,2519,6249,7779,657
HampdenRural CenterOtago306306297300
Hanmer SpringsUrban AreaCanterbury585681732843
HarihariRural CenterWest Coast390348348330
HavelockRural CenterMarlborough501471486489
Hector-NgakawauRural CenterWest Coast357300234219
HokitikaUrban AreaWest Coast3,8013,4803,5343,447
InvercargillUrban AreaSouthland49,39846,30846,77047,898
KaikouraUrban AreaCanterbury2,2142,1062,1751,971
KaitangataRural CenterOtago864789810759
KakanuiRural CenterOtago429411414375
KarameaRural CenterWest Coast453441420375
KaritaneRural CenterOtago444396345360
KurowRural CenterCanterbury414387339312
Lake TekapoRural CenterCanterbury294303318369
LawrenceRural CenterOtago540474435417
LeestonUrban AreaCanterbury1,2301,2091,2991,506
LincolnUrban AreaCanterbury2,3192,2082,8353,924
LumsdenRural CenterSouthland504450414405
ManapouriRural CenterSouthland216240306228
MapuaRural CenterTasman1,2721,6171,8782,016
MethvenRural CenterCanterbury1,0741,1821,4011,710
MiltonUrban AreaOtago2,0161,9201,8871,929
MotuekaUrban AreaTasman6,6156,8947,1287,605
Mt CookRural CenterCanterbury279237210195
MurchisonRural CenterTasman582555501489
NelsonUrban AreaNelson50,69153,69156,36760,561
NightcapsRural CenterSouthland396342309294
OamaruUrban AreaOtago13,41912,69312,68113,044
OhaiRural CenterSouthland510399357303
OmaramaRural CenterCanterbury354279231267
OtautauRural CenterSouthland813729753669
OtematataRural CenterCanterbury363243189186
OutramRural CenterOtago636609642711
OwakaRural CenterOtago399363327303
OxfordUrban AreaCanterbury1,4761,5811,7161,905
PalmerstonRural CenterOtago906807801795
PareoraRural CenterCanterbury501465447432
PictonUrban AreaMarlborough3,9063,9904,0834,056
Pleasant PointUrban AreaCanterbury1,2211,1611,1731,281
QueenstownUrban AreaOtago7,5248,56210,44011,499
RakaiaRural CenterCanterbury8828379421,110
RanfurlyRural CenterOtago846732708663
RangioraUrban AreaCanterbury9,86410,91112,13815,021
ReeftonUrban AreaWest Coast1,0449879481,029
RiversdaleRural CenterSouthland369366393375
RivertonUrban AreaSouthland1,8301,6501,5091,431
RiwakaRural CenterTasman858876849870
RollestonUrban AreaCanterbury1,0532,6704,9599,555
RossRural CenterWest Coast375315291297
RoxburghRural CenterOtago738621615522
SeddonRural CenterMarlborough546474510507
SeftonRural CenterCanterbury489498582627
SouthbridgeRural CenterCanterbury672717735861
StirlingRural CenterOtago321297309306
TaitapuRural CenterCanterbury453417411624
TakakaUrban AreaTasman1,2241,1881,1491,236
TapanuiRural CenterOtago882843747723
TapaweraRural CenterTasman408384405393
Te AnauUrban AreaSouthland1,7851,8541,8991,914
TemukaUrban AreaCanterbury3,9813,9934,0414,050
TimaruUrban AreaCanterbury27,17726,75126,88627,048
TuatapereRural CenterSouthland738681579555
TwizelUrban AreaCanterbury1,1791,0111,0171,137
WaiauRural CenterCanterbury273252252261
WaikouaitiRural CenterOtago1,1701,0951,0951,122
WaikukuRural CenterCanterbury690786855900
WaimateUrban AreaCanterbury2,9522,7572,8352,775
WaitatiRural CenterOtago531498501513
WakefieldUrban AreaTasman1,4191,4971,8752,103
WallacetownRural CenterSouthland681627591666
WanakaUrban AreaOtago2,5233,3305,0406,474
WarringtonRural CenterOtago411399426450
WestportUrban AreaWest Coast4,2393,7833,9004,035
WintonUrban AreaSouthland2,1902,1002,0882,211
WoodendUrban AreaCanterbury1,5632,2982,6792,748
WoodlandsRural CenterSouthland297279255264
WyndhamRural CenterSouthland636573516534

Source: Statistics New Zealand (web).
The population of settlements is computed according to the 2013 definition using area units; because the population of those was rounded by Statistics New Zealand, slight discrepancies are possible.