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Main Islands & Regions

The population of the main islands and regions (Regional Council Areas) of New Zealand according to official population estimates.

NameAbbr.StatusAdm.Area
A-L (km²)
Population
Estimate (E)
1996-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2001-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2006-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2013-06-30
Population
Estimate (Ep)
2016-06-30
New ZealandNZL  265,9103,732,0003,880,5004,184,6004,442,1004,693,000
NorthlandNLRegNI12,499140,700144,400152,700164,700171,4001249900
AucklandAURegNI4,9381,115,8001,218,3001,373,0001,493,2001,614,300493800
WaikatoWARegNI23,902358,800368,400393,200424,600449,2002390200
Bay of PlentyBPRegNI12,071230,600246,900265,300279,700293,5001207100
GisborneGIRegNI8,38647,20045,50046,00047,00047,900838600
Hawke's BayHBRegNI14,137146,600147,300152,100158,000161,5001413700
TaranakiTARegNI7,254109,000105,700107,300113,600116,600725400
Manawatu-WanganuiMWRegNI10,458234,500227,500229,400231,200236,9001045800
WellingtonWERegNI23,244426,900440,200466,300486,700504,9002324400
North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui)NIIsl 113,4562,810,1002,944,3003,185,1003,398,7003,596,20011345600
TasmanTSRegSI9,61638,80042,40045,80048,80050,300961600
NelsonNERegSI42441,20042,90044,30048,70050,60042400
MarlboroughMBRegSI22,22039,20040,70043,60044,70045,5002222000
West CoastWCRegSI8,04933,20031,10032,10033,00032,600804900
CanterburyCBRegSI44,508480,400496,700540,000562,900600,1004450800
OtagoOTRegSI31,209189,300188,300199,800208,800219,2003120900
SouthlandSLRegSI31,19599,00093,30093,20096,00098,0003119500
South Island (Te Waipounamu)SIIsl 150,654921,100935,400998,8001,042,8001,096,20015065400
Chatham IslandsDistOI96676075065060061096600
Kermadec IslandsIslOI33......10......3300
Subantarctic IslandsIslOI765...............76500
Three Kings IslandsIslOI5...............500
Offshore IslandsOIIsl 1,800770750660600610180000

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (Ep)
2016-06-30
1AucklandAU497,020
2ManukauAU458,770
3ChristchurchCB389,630
4North ShoreAU307,960
5WaitakereAU231,300
6WellingtonWE206,920
7HamiltonWA193,580
8TaurangaBP134,440

Major Agglomerations

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (Ep)
2016-06-30
1AucklandAU1,495,050
2WellingtonWE404,970
3ChristchurchCB389,630
4HamiltonWA229,970
5TaurangaBP134,440
6NapierHB131,000

Contents: Urban Areas

The population of all urban areas in New Zealand with more than 2,500 inhabitants according to official population estimates.

NameAdm.Population
Estimate (E)
1996-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2001-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2006-06-30
Population
Estimate (E)
2013-06-30
Population
Estimate (Ep)
2016-06-30
Area 
AlexandraOT4,6904,4804,9404,9205,300976
ArrowtownOT1,4701,7702,2602,5802,830236
AshburtonCB16,05016,05017,15019,20019,8607267
Auckland (Central Auckland Urban Zone)AU354,100380,100419,200450,810497,02015402
BalcluthaOT4,2304,1904,1403,9804,010625
BlenheimMB26,10027,30029,10030,13030,74010389
CambridgeWA13,40014,35015,70018,42019,6308319
CartertonWE4,2504,1904,2104,8105,130512
ChristchurchCB334,500345,600374,500369,160389,63060581
CromwellOT2,6702,7303,7004,3004,670761
DannevirkeMW5,6805,5305,6605,2105,260548
DargavilleNL4,5804,6704,5704,6104,9201259
DunedinOT113,200111,800114,400115,070118,47025649
FeildingMW14,35014,00014,25015,38016,2604568
FoxtonMW4,8404,7404,5404,4304,5501340
GeraldineCB2,2702,2502,2902,3702,4600
GisborneGI33,50032,80033,60035,20036,1008531
GoreSL10,80010,1509,8709,8309,9007430
GreymouthWC10,5509,83010,0009,9009,7505030
HamiltonWA135,200144,200161,200180,580193,58087710
HastingsHB60,20061,10064,20067,00068,88024964
HaweraTA11,65011,25011,05011,58011,82011465
HelensvilleAU2,1502,3002,6202,7602,980549
HokitikaWC3,8803,5703,6203,5603,600686
HuntlyWA7,3007,1007,1107,3207,8704721
InglewoodTA3,2703,0203,1903,3603,520294
InvercargillSL50,30047,50047,90049,33050,72011541
KaikoheNL4,2604,2004,2704,3404,400662
KaitaiaNL5,4605,3505,3905,2905,670848
Kapiti (Paraparaumu)WE30,90034,60038,30040,72041,8306022
KatikatiBP2,7202,9903,6804,1904,530879
KawerauBP8,1207,2907,1506,6506,8002363
KerikeriNL4,2904,9905,9807,0407,2203471
LevinMW19,75019,50019,60020,11020,57010902
LincolnCB2,3902,3902,8304,1105,240908
Lower HuttWE98,30098,600100,700100,550102,73013511
Manukau (Southern Auckland Urban Zone)AU305,200338,000391,400425,850458,77040605
MartonMW5,4204,8404,8104,7104,830768
MastertonWE20,20020,00020,00020,72021,25010066
MatamataWA6,0106,2806,4407,3707,730629
MorrinsvilleWA6,0606,3606,7707,3107,600778
MotuekaTS6,7407,0707,3107,8208,1802649
NapierHB55,70056,10057,70060,63062,12013999
NelsonNE51,80055,30058,00063,30065,76014590
New PlymouthTA50,00049,10050,80054,78056,82010897
North Shore (Northern Auckland Urban Zone)AU210,400230,300260,800288,020307,96026893
OamaruOT13,65012,95012,95013,40013,8505302
OpotikiBP4,4104,3204,2904,0404,170498
OtakiWE5,7205,8405,6505,9606,2101603
OtorohangaWA2,7302,7202,6602,6502,700394
PaeroaWA4,1704,0004,0804,0704,3501238
PahiatuaMW2,7702,6802,6302,4902,510432
Palmerston NorthMW76,00075,80079,00081,53084,27016953
PictonMB3,9904,1004,1904,1704,3403379
PoriruaWE48,00049,40050,40053,51055,18013943
PukekoheAU17,45019,45023,30027,83029,8408710
PutaruruWA4,1603,8903,8403,9404,040430
QueenstownOT7,8609,02011,00012,11014,3202555
RaglanWA2,7102,7602,7202,8703,120565
RangioraCB10,10011,20012,50015,65017,3601683
RollestonCB1,2102,3104,61010,00013,0801965
RotoruaWA54,70054,60055,60055,89057,8208928
Snells BeachAU3,3203,8104,0704,4104,8001636
StratfordTA5,7805,3605,4805,5905,650854
TaumarunuiMW6,0405,3305,2204,7204,6402024
TaupoWA19,95021,20022,10023,07024,10013257
TaurangaBP84,20098,300112,300125,660134,44018471
Te ArohaWA3,9103,7703,8504,0604,2501160
Te AwamutuWA14,05013,85014,90015,84016,76014005
Te KuitiWA4,7804,5504,5804,4304,630557
TemukaCB4,0504,0804,1304,1804,330467
Te PukeBP6,6606,9707,3307,7908,0401632
ThamesWA6,9506,8806,9306,9907,1501649
TimaruCB27,70027,30027,50027,98028,8207382
TokoroaWA16,10014,95013,90013,38013,7004297
TurangiWA3,8903,5803,3703,1403,260972
Upper HuttWE36,10035,80037,60039,00040,1405399
Waiheke Island (Onetangi)AU6,5007,4208,0508,5309,1509198
WaihiWA4,8704,6504,6004,7305,1501008
WaimateCB3,0002,8002,9002,8602,920330
WaipukurauHB4,0904,0204,0903,9004,080782
WairoaHB5,1704,6004,4004,2804,250663
Waitakere (Western Auckland Urban Zone)AU165,900181,200201,400217,110231,30026257
WaitaraTA6,6906,4506,5206,7306,880594
WaiukuAU6,0606,7307,8008,7909,3401531
WanakaOT2,6003,4505,2806,8207,8502861
WanganuiMW42,00040,50040,00039,32039,61010490
WarkworthAU2,5402,9103,3704,0904,650744
WellingtonWE162,700170,300186,900196,530206,92011978
WestportWC4,3203,8704,0004,1103,970451
WhakataneBP17,95018,35018,80018,71019,6007776
WhangamataWA3,8604,0703,6403,6303,790781
WhangareiNL47,10047,50050,50053,58056,44014118
WhitiangaWA3,0603,1603,8804,5504,7902468
WoodendCB1,6002,3102,6802,8703,040255

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