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

NameAbbr.StatusArea
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 (E)
2018-06-30
Population
Estimate (Ep)
2021-06-30
New ZealandNZL 265,7003,732,0003,880,5004,184,6004,442,1004,900,6005,122,600
NorthlandNLReg12,508140,700144,400152,700164,700185,800197,9001250800
AucklandAUReg4,9411,115,8001,218,3001,373,0001,493,2001,654,8001,715,600494100
WaikatoWAReg23,901358,800368,400393,200424,600475,600506,0002390100
Bay of PlentyBPReg12,072230,600246,900265,300279,700320,800343,4001207200
GisborneGIReg8,38547,20045,50046,00047,00049,50051,500838500
Hawke's BayHBReg14,139146,600147,300152,100158,000172,400181,5001413900
TaranakiTAReg7,254109,000105,700107,300113,600121,200126,400725400
Manawatū-WanganuiMWReg22,221234,500227,500229,400231,200247,500256,5002222100
WellingtonWEReg8,049426,900440,200466,300486,700525,900547,000804900
North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui)NIIsl113,4712,810,1002,944,3003,185,1003,398,7003,753,7003,925,80011347100
West CoastWCReg23,24633,20031,10032,10033,00032,40032,7002324600
CanterburyCBReg44,504480,400496,700540,000562,900622,800649,8004450400
OtagoOTReg31,186189,300188,300199,800208,800235,000246,7003118600
SouthlandSLReg31,19699,00093,30093,20096,000100,500102,7003119600
TasmanTSReg9,61638,80042,40045,80048,80054,00057,900961600
NelsonNEReg42241,20042,90044,30048,70052,70054,70042200
MarlboroughMBReg10,45839,20040,70043,60044,70048,70051,5001045800
South Island (Te Waipounamu)SIIsl150,629921,100935,400998,8001,042,8001,146,2001,196,00015062900
Chatham Islands (Rēkohu, Wharekauri)CITerr79476075065060069078079400
Kermadec IslandsIsl34......10.........3400
Subantarctic IslandsIsl765..................76500
Three Kings IslandsIsl7..................700
Offshore IslandsOIIsl1,600770750660600690780160000

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (Ep)
2021-06-30
1AucklandAU1,463,000
2ChristchurchCB380,600
3WellingtonWE215,900
4HamiltonWA178,500
5TaurangaBP155,200
6Lower HuttWE111,800
7DunedinOT105,000
8Palmerston NorthMW81,500
9NapierHB66,700
10PoriruaWE60,500
11Hibiscus CoastAU60,400

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 (E)
2018-06-30
Population
Estimate (Ep)
2021-06-30
Area 
AlexandraOT4,6904,4804,9404,9205,6305,970976
ArrowtownOT1,4701,7702,2602,5802,9702,880236
AshburtonCB15,65015,60016,55018,60019,85020,5003793
AshhurstMW2,5302,5202,5102,7503,0303,230421
AucklandAU977,0001,063,5001,195,7001,292,9001,420,6001,463,00060707
BalcluthaOT4,2804,2504,2104,0504,1904,280755
Beachlands - Pine HarbourAU2,7402,9603,5604,7906,4807,480882
BlenheimMB21,50022,70024,20025,30027,60028,8001720
CambridgeWA12,15013,00014,30016,75019,30021,4002669
CartertonWE4,2804,2304,2504,8605,5005,850530
ChristchurchCB315,800324,800350,300345,500372,500380,60029515
CromwellOT2,7602,8403,8604,5005,8406,6401563
DannevirkeMW5,7205,5605,6905,2405,6705,700681
DarfieldCB1,5201,8302,0502,5002,8302,9601514
DargavilleNL4,5804,6704,5704,6104,9404,9501256
DunedinOT98,50096,80098,60098,600104,200105,0009158
FeatherstonWE2,4902,3902,4002,3202,5702,710319
FeildingMW14,10013,75014,00015,00016,45017,3502359
FoxtonMW3,1503,0603,0403,0003,2703,3301156
GeraldineCB2,3302,3102,3902,4702,7502,800312
GisborneGI32,60031,70032,30033,60036,00037,3003617
GoreSL8,4608,0107,9307,9108,1508,2501376
GreymouthWC8,7608,1508,4108,3208,2308,3102784
GreytownWE2,0302,1102,1502,3002,5302,720507
HamiltonWA113,500121,200134,800150,200168,600178,50011037
HastingsHB39,70039,90040,70041,90047,00050,1002443
Havelock NorthHB10,10010,65012,55013,75014,70015,1502252
HāweraTA9,4709,1809,0509,43010,10010,1502518
HelensvilleAU2,1402,3002,6202,7602,9103,210337
Hibiscus CoastAU26,80031,70038,10044,80055,60060,4004290
HokitikaWC3,4203,1703,1503,0602,9602,910391
HuntlyWA7,2207,0207,0407,2108,2908,7601711
InglewoodTA3,2703,0203,1903,3603,6403,790294
InvercargillSL48,10045,30045,60046,80049,10049,9006070
KaiapoiCB8,5309,83010,9009,89012,20013,0501436
KaikoheNL4,2004,1604,1904,2804,6604,820568
KaitāiaNL5,4605,3505,3905,2906,1206,310848
KatikatiBP2,7503,0203,7304,2305,1905,460953
KawerauBP8,1207,2907,1506,6507,4607,6702356
KerikeriNL4,0204,6505,6006,5007,4308,0502540
KihikihiWA2,1402,3002,4502,5802,9003,2001009
Kumeū - HuapaiAU1,2301,3501,4401,4703,5805,390632
Lake Hayes (Lake Hayes Estate)OT2302609102,0705,0206,7501090
LevinMW16,30016,25016,35016,80018,35018,8002243
LincolnCB2,4302,4402,9204,0506,8408,920906
Lower HuttWE97,90098,200100,300100,200107,500111,8007852
LytteltonCB3,0703,0403,0902,9003,1003,170446
Mangawhai HeadsNL7507709501,3302,1002,670699
MaraetaiAU1,4901,5901,9402,3002,4402,520688
MartonMW5,6905,1405,0604,9605,3805,5201359
MastertonWE18,55018,30018,15018,70020,50021,8002154
MatamataWA6,0006,2706,4307,3608,0108,570616
MorrinsvilleWA6,0606,3606,7707,3007,9708,410778
MosgielOT11,05011,20011,90012,50013,90014,7001697
MotuekaTS6,2506,5406,8207,3108,2608,2801366
NapierHB54,90055,20056,80059,60064,20066,70010505
NelsonNE39,80041,30042,60046,40049,80051,1005433
New PlymouthTA47,50046,50048,10051,80055,80058,4007549
NgāruawāhiaWA5,6005,3805,5405,7007,3007,9301198
NgongotahāBP4,2204,2304,1904,4505,0305,2401290
OamaruOT13,00012,35012,25012,60013,45013,8502146
Ōhope (Ohope Beach)BP2,7602,8202,9302,9803,2803,290633
ŌmokoroaBP1,6301,7901,9902,4103,3203,890383
One Tree Point (Marsden Bay)NL9709201,0001,6102,3002,870259
ŌpōtikiBP4,6604,5604,5404,2305,0205,2401020
ŌtakiWE3,8003,8603,7904,1504,6505,050920
ŌtorohangaWA2,7702,7802,7302,7703,1503,270507
PaeroaWA4,1103,9203,9903,9804,4004,600687
PahiatuaMW2,7602,6602,6102,4802,7602,820388
Palmerston NorthMW70,80070,60073,50075,40079,60081,5007698
Paraparaumu (Kapiti)WE20,40023,00025,90027,70029,50030,6002861
PegasusCB.........1,0802,7703,810634
PictonMB3,9904,0904,1604,1304,6504,790916
PōkenoWA4004505906302,8005,0301010
PoriruaWE47,30048,50049,40052,40057,50060,5006099
PrebbletonCB9701,0502,0802,9104,6805,020510
PukekoheAU13,05014,90017,90021,50024,90026,9003206
PutāruruWA4,3804,0404,0004,1104,4504,580681
QueenstownOT7,7008,87010,95011,90015,15015,4502834
RaglanWA2,6702,7302,6902,8303,3903,660490
RangioraCB10,10011,20012,50015,70018,40019,2501525
RenwickMB1,8001,8902,0202,3202,4802,580232
RichmondTS9,55011,45012,70013,85015,70018,0001737
RiverheadAU1,0601,2201,3501,4402,9203,590405
RollestonCB1,5502,8205,21010,05018,40024,7002208
RotoruaBP50,30050,30051,30051,30056,50058,4004804
RuakākāNL1,7301,7201,9802,1902,6602,8601559
Snells BeachAU2,3602,7002,8103,0503,5403,760383
StratfordTA5,7805,3605,4805,6005,9206,120854
TaumarunuiMW5,9705,2705,1604,6604,8504,8301366
TaupōWA19,00020,40021,30022,30024,50026,0004294
TaurangaBP79,70093,500107,000119,800142,000155,20013714
Te ĀnauSL1,8701,9601,9902,0402,6302,930558
Te ArohaWA3,9403,8103,8904,1604,6504,6501097
Te AwamutuWA9,9009,77010,45011,10012,55013,3501248
Te KauwhataWA1,0601,1401,2601,5602,1702,600829
Te KūitiWA4,7904,5804,6204,4704,7504,720841
TemukaCB4,2404,2504,3304,4004,6004,660835
Te PukeBP6,5606,8607,2107,6909,1809,7801339
ThamesWA7,0507,0007,1207,2507,4707,4801555
TimaruCB27,00026,60026,70027,20028,30028,6003398
TokoroaWA15,70014,60013,55013,00014,05014,3001565
TuakauWA2,9003,0603,7304,4905,2105,650536
TūrangiWA3,8903,5803,3703,1403,5803,790753
Upper HuttWE36,00035,70037,40038,80042,60044,6005116
Waiheke WestAU5,9206,6707,2207,6208,2308,5902458
WaihīWA4,9604,7604,7304,8705,5805,790940
Waihī Beach - BowentownBP2,3302,3302,1102,2402,5702,730631
WaikanaeWE8,8409,83010,80011,40013,00013,8502961
WaimateCB3,5303,2903,3703,3903,5803,610801
WaipukurauHB4,2904,2104,2604,0504,5304,670804
WairoaHB5,2304,6404,4404,3204,7304,890757
WaitaraTA6,6906,4506,5206,7307,1507,290566
WaiukuAU6,0006,6907,6808,6709,5109,680771
WakefieldTS1,4701,6202,0502,3902,5102,610992
WānakaOT2,6003,4505,2806,82010,25011,6002861
WarkworthAU2,6803,0703,5704,4605,8206,4601558
WellingtonWE162,700170,400186,900196,600210,200215,90011236
West MeltonCB2303003308202,2102,530532
WestportWC4,9804,5304,6204,8504,5204,2801153
WhakatāneBP14,50014,85015,20015,00016,40016,7002479
WhangamatāWA3,8604,0703,6503,6804,1804,450846
Whanganui (Wanganui)MW40,90039,20038,70037,80041,00042,3004035
WhangāreiNL43,10043,30045,60047,80052,70054,3005706
WhitiangaWA3,1003,1903,9204,6005,6306,3301734
WintonSL2,2402,1502,1402,2702,4002,450308
WoodendCB1,6402,3602,7402,8502,8603,190349

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