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Regions

The resident population of the Regional Council Areas on the South Island according to official estimates.

NameStatusPopulation
Estimate
1996-06-30
Population
Estimate
2001-06-30
Population
Estimate
2006-06-30
Population
Estimate
2013-06-30
Population
Estimate
2018-06-30
 
CanterburyRegional Council Area480,400496,700540,000562,900624,200
MarlboroughRegional Council Area39,20040,70043,60044,70046,600
NelsonRegional Council Area41,20042,90044,30048,70051,900
OtagoRegional Council Area189,300188,300199,800208,800229,200
SouthlandRegional Council Area99,00093,30093,20096,00099,100
TasmanRegional Council Area38,80042,40045,80048,80052,100
West CoastRegional Council Area33,20031,10032,10033,00032,600
South Island (Te Waipounamu)Island921,100935,400998,8001,042,8001,135,700

Contents: Settlements

The resident population of all urban areas and rural settlements on the South Island according to official estimates.

Name StatusRegionPopulation
Estimate
1996-06-30
Population
Estimate
2001-06-30
Population
Estimate
2006-06-30
Population
Estimate
2013-06-30
Population
Estimate
2018-06-30
 
AhauraRural SettlementWest Coast12014011010080
AkaroaRural SettlementCanterbury680610620670630
AlexandraSmall Urban AreaOtago4,6904,4804,9404,9205,510
AllantonRural SettlementOtago220240260260290
AmberleySmall Urban AreaCanterbury1,0501,1601,3401,6201,800
Amberley BeachRural SettlementCanterbury140150140170170
AnakiwaRural SettlementMarlborough160170190180170
AramoanaRural SettlementOtago70809090100
ArrowtownSmall Urban AreaOtago1,4701,7702,2602,5802,950
Arthur's PassRural SettlementCanterbury9070706060
Arthurs PointSmall Urban AreaOtago2503004308601,150
AshburtonMedium Urban AreaCanterbury15,65015,60016,55018,60019,600
AshleyRural SettlementCanterbury290340340370390
BalcluthaSmall Urban AreaOtago4,2804,2504,2104,0504,060
BalfourRural SettlementSouthland140140140120130
BannockburnRural SettlementOtago150180320390420
BenharRural SettlementOtago120120100100100
Birdling's FlatRural SettlementCanterbury80110150150160
BlackballRural SettlementWest Coast370310320290270
BlenheimMedium Urban AreaMarlborough21,50022,70024,20025,30026,400
BluffSmall Urban AreaSouthland2,1402,0001,8501,8601,880
BrightonSmall Urban AreaOtago1,5601,5201,5201,4801,570
BrightwaterSmall Urban AreaTasman1,3101,5101,8801,8602,090
Burnham CampRural SettlementCanterbury1,5301,2001,3501,2501,800
Carters BeachRural SettlementWest Coast310280310340320
Castle HillRural SettlementCanterbury10201050100
CaveRural SettlementCanterbury9080808080
CheviotRural SettlementCanterbury450400390380390
ChristchurchMain Urban AreaCanterbury315,800324,800350,300345,500377,200
ClintonRural SettlementOtago360330300290300
ClydeRural SettlementOtago8508309301,0401,170
CoalgateRural SettlementCanterbury190240240320360
CollingwoodRural SettlementTasman210200220250280
CromwellSmall Urban AreaOtago2,7602,8403,8604,5005,440
CulverdenRural SettlementCanterbury350330360370380
CustRural SettlementCanterbury280290350380400
DarfieldSmall Urban AreaCanterbury1,5201,8302,0502,5002,900
Diamond HarbourSmall Urban AreaCanterbury1,0001,1601,2601,3501,380
DobsonRural SettlementWest Coast600620600580570
DoylestonRural SettlementCanterbury180210250330360
DunedinMain Urban AreaOtago98,50096,80098,60098,600104,500
DunsandelRural SettlementCanterbury360380400460530
DuntroonRural SettlementCanterbury100110908090
DuvauchelleRural SettlementCanterbury150180170220210
EdendaleRural SettlementSouthland600600520570580
EttrickRural SettlementOtago160160170180190
FairlieRural SettlementCanterbury1,000870890890910
Fox GlacierRural SettlementWest Coast190200290240270
Franz JosefRural SettlementWest Coast210220300350460
GeraldineSmall Urban AreaCanterbury2,3302,3102,3902,4702,630
GlenavyRural SettlementCanterbury130130120210210
GlenorchyRural SettlementOtago130160160270310
GlentunnelRural SettlementCanterbury130120140160180
GloriavaleRural SettlementWest Coast240300370530620
GoreSmall Urban AreaSouthland8,4608,0107,9307,9107,980
Governors BayRural SettlementCanterbury670760860850870
GranityRural SettlementWest Coast280220190210190
GreymouthSmall Urban AreaWest Coast8,7608,1508,4108,3208,160
GrovetownRural SettlementMarlborough290320310310310
HaastRural SettlementWest Coast6060605050
HampdenRural SettlementOtago310310300310310
Hanmer SpringsRural SettlementCanterbury600700750890990
HarihariRural SettlementWest Coast290270270250270
HarwoodRural SettlementOtago230220220210220
HavelockRural SettlementMarlborough540520540520560
HawardenRural SettlementCanterbury220240220240240
Hawea (Lake Hawea Village)Rural SettlementOtago2703405708401,080
Hawea FlatRural SettlementOtago110110290430480
HerbertRural SettlementOtago120120120110110
HindsRural SettlementCanterbury250260300300310
HokitikaSmall Urban AreaWest Coast3,4203,1703,1503,0603,090
HopeSmall Urban AreaTasman790810910920960
HororataRural SettlementCanterbury120140170190200
InvercargillLarge Urban AreaSouthland48,10045,30045,60046,80048,700
Jack's PointRural SettlementOtago203060250580
KaiapoiMedium Urban AreaCanterbury8,5309,83010,9009,89011,850
KaikouraSmall Urban AreaCanterbury2,2902,1902,2702,0502,210
KaitangataRural SettlementOtago880810830770780
KaiteriteriRural SettlementTasman210290310360410
KakanuiRural SettlementOtago390380380360370
Kaka PointRural SettlementOtago260220210230240
KaniereRural SettlementWest Coast270240300310300
KarameaRural SettlementWest Coast470460430380350
KaritaneRural SettlementOtago450400350370400
KenningtonRural SettlementSouthland140120120130130
KingstonRural SettlementOtago8070130210250
KirweeRural SettlementCanterbury3904406508101,040
KumaraRural SettlementWest Coast320330320310300
KurowRural SettlementCanterbury440410350330330
Lake Hayes (Lake Hayes Estate)Small Urban AreaOtago2302609102,0703,690
Lake HoodRural SettlementCanterbury404080220330
Lake Roxburgh VillageRural SettlementOtago11080708090
LawrenceRural SettlementOtago550470440420440
LeestonSmall Urban AreaCanterbury1,3001,2701,3701,6002,070
LeithfieldRural SettlementCanterbury270340410570640
Leithfield BeachRural SettlementCanterbury350370390420410
Ligar BayRural SettlementTasman80140120120160
LincolnSmall Urban AreaCanterbury2,4302,4402,9204,0506,030
Little RiverRural SettlementCanterbury220260230290290
LuggateRural SettlementOtago140160200290400
LumsdenRural SettlementSouthland540480450430460
LytteltonSmall Urban AreaCanterbury3,0703,0403,0902,9003,040
MahenoRural SettlementOtago140120140110110
MakikihiRural SettlementCanterbury8070708080
Malvern Hills - WhitecliffsRural SettlementCanterbury110110120160180
ManapouriRural SettlementSouthland190220270200230
MapuaRural SettlementTasman7309901,1001,1501,200
MarahauRural SettlementTasman190280190210250
Marlborough RidgeRural SettlementMarlborough202050140170
MatauraSmall Urban AreaSouthland1,9901,7901,6101,5601,610
MethvenSmall Urban AreaCanterbury1,1301,2101,4501,7801,890
MiddlemarchRural SettlementOtago210190170160150
Milford HutsRural SettlementCanterbury5060607060
MillbrookRural SettlementOtago70608090200
Millers FlatRural SettlementOtago12011010090100
MiltonSmall Urban AreaOtago2,2302,1302,1102,1102,100
MoanaRural SettlementWest Coast14080607070
MoerakiRural SettlementOtago140120130120120
MosgielMedium Urban AreaOtago11,05011,20011,90012,50013,400
MossburnRural SettlementSouthland220190190170180
MotuekaSmall Urban AreaTasman6,2506,5406,8207,3107,930
Mount SomersRural SettlementCanterbury120130110140150
Mt Cook VillageRural SettlementCanterbury290250220210230
MurchisonRural SettlementTasman510500470450480
NasebyRural SettlementOtago110100120120110
NelsonLarge Urban AreaNelson39,80041,30042,60046,40049,300
NgakawauRural SettlementWest Coast360310240220210
Ngakuta BayRural SettlementMarlborough4070706060
NightcapsRural SettlementSouthland410350320300300
OamaruMedium Urban AreaOtago13,00012,35012,25012,60013,150
ObanRural SettlementSouthland330300300280310
OhaiRural SettlementSouthland530410370320310
Okiwi BayRural SettlementMarlborough60801008090
OmakauRural SettlementOtago280280300300320
OmaramaRural SettlementCanterbury370280230280310
OrariRural SettlementCanterbury130130150190180
Otakou - Harington PointRural SettlementOtago200190170170160
OtautauRural SettlementSouthland860780810710780
OtematataRural SettlementCanterbury370250190190190
OutramRural SettlementOtago650630660730790
OwakaRural SettlementOtago410370330310300
OxfordSmall Urban AreaCanterbury1,5301,6401,7802,0102,200
PalmerstonRural SettlementOtago1,010920930920940
ParaparaRural SettlementTasman901009090100
PareoraRural SettlementCanterbury510480460440460
PegasusSmall Urban AreaCanterbury3020201,0802,080
PictonSmall Urban AreaMarlborough3,9904,0904,1604,1304,310
Pisa MooringsRural SettlementOtago4060160360540
Pleasant PointSmall Urban AreaCanterbury1,2701,2001,2201,3401,430
PoharaRural SettlementTasman350370520530560
PounaweaRural SettlementOtago7070606060
PrebbletonSmall Urban AreaCanterbury9701,0502,0802,9104,350
PurakaunuiRural SettlementOtago190190200200200
PurauRural SettlementCanterbury3040605060
QueenstownMedium Urban AreaOtago7,7008,87010,95011,90015,650
Rai ValleyRural SettlementMarlborough150150140150160
RakaiaSmall Urban AreaCanterbury9009701,0901,3101,420
RanfurlyRural SettlementOtago870750720680750
RangioraMedium Urban AreaCanterbury10,10011,20012,50015,70018,400
RarangiRural SettlementMarlborough400400520590620
ReeftonSmall Urban AreaWest Coast1,1001,0301,0001,0701,010
RenwickSmall Urban AreaMarlborough1,8001,8902,0202,3202,530
RichmondMedium Urban AreaTasman9,55011,45012,70013,85015,000
RiversdaleRural SettlementSouthland390390430410420
RivertonSmall Urban AreaSouthland1,8901,7201,5801,4901,530
RiwakaRural SettlementTasman640650640680740
RollestonMedium Urban AreaCanterbury1,5502,8205,21010,05016,350
RossRural SettlementWest Coast390320300300290
RotherhamRural SettlementCanterbury8090100120140
RoxburghRural SettlementOtago750630630540590
Ruby BayRural SettlementTasman420490560640640
RunangaSmall Urban AreaWest Coast1,4301,3401,2601,2701,230
SeddonRural SettlementMarlborough530470490500530
SeftonRural SettlementCanterbury200210240240260
Selwyn HutsRural SettlementCanterbury6060606070
Sheffield and WaddingtonRural SettlementCanterbury250290260290330
SouthbridgeRural SettlementCanterbury6907407609001,030
SpencervilleRural SettlementCanterbury190300590530560
Spring CreekRural SettlementMarlborough510540590560550
SpringfieldRural SettlementCanterbury210220220240300
SpringstonRural SettlementCanterbury300320380530600
St AndrewsRural SettlementCanterbury190180180190200
St ArnaudRural SettlementTasman709080110140
StirlingRural SettlementOtago340320330320350
Taieri MouthRural SettlementOtago170180180200220
Tai TapuRural SettlementCanterbury350350340500610
TakakaSmall Urban AreaTasman1,2501,2201,1701,2801,330
TakamatuaRural SettlementCanterbury10090120140150
TapanuiRural SettlementOtago890860750730750
TapaweraRural SettlementTasman350320340320330
TasmanRural SettlementTasman330310360430470
Te AnauSmall Urban AreaSouthland1,8701,9601,9902,0402,250
Tekapo (Lake Tekapo Town)Rural SettlementCanterbury300310330370410
TemukaSmall Urban AreaCanterbury4,2404,2504,3304,4004,580
The Pines BeachRural SettlementCanterbury480480510370400
TimaruMedium Urban AreaCanterbury27,00026,60026,70027,20028,300
TuamarinaRural SettlementMarlborough210220270220220
TuatapereRural SettlementSouthland760700590570580
TwizelSmall Urban AreaCanterbury1,2201,0401,0701,1901,300
WaiauRural SettlementCanterbury280260260270270
WaiholaRural SettlementOtago260270280360370
WaikaiaRural SettlementSouthland90110120130130
WaikariRural SettlementCanterbury290280260280270
WaikouaitiSmall Urban AreaOtago1,1901,1201,1201,1501,170
WaikukuRural SettlementCanterbury8090110120140
Waikuku BeachRural SettlementCanterbury7208108809401,030
WaimangaroaRural SettlementWest Coast290230230250230
WaimateSmall Urban AreaCanterbury3,5303,2903,3703,3903,420
WaiparaRural SettlementCanterbury260260270280310
WaipopoRural SettlementCanterbury8070908080
Wairau ValleyRural SettlementMarlborough140150180210210
Waitati - Doctors PointRural SettlementOtago540510520520570
WakefieldSmall Urban AreaTasman1,4701,6202,0502,3902,570
WallacetownRural SettlementSouthland710650630700740
WanakaSmall Urban AreaOtago2,6003,4505,2806,8208,900
WardRural SettlementMarlborough11012010011090
WarringtonRural SettlementOtago420410440460480
West MeltonSmall Urban AreaCanterbury2303003308202,060
WestportSmall Urban AreaWest Coast4,9804,5304,6204,8504,660
WinchesterRural SettlementCanterbury240270270280270
WintonSmall Urban AreaSouthland2,2402,1502,1402,2702,380
WoodbourneRural SettlementMarlborough940720700420510
WoodburyRural SettlementCanterbury70608010090
WoodendSmall Urban AreaCanterbury1,6402,3602,7402,8503,100
Woodend BeachRural SettlementCanterbury180190200260300
WoodlandsRural SettlementSouthland310290260270280
WyndhamRural SettlementSouthland670600540570560

Source: Statistics New Zealand / Te Tari Tatau (web).

Explanation: Settlements in 2018 boundaries. 2018 population estimates are based on the results of the 2013 census (and not on the upcoming results of the 2018 census).