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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 (E)
2018-06-30
Population
Estimate (Ep)
2020-06-30
New ZealandNZL  265,6853,732,0003,880,5004,184,6004,442,1004,900,6005,084,300
NorthlandNLRegNI12,501140,700144,400152,700164,700185,800194,6001250100
AucklandAURegNI4,9421,115,8001,218,3001,373,0001,493,2001,654,8001,717,500494200
WaikatoWARegNI23,900358,800368,400393,200424,600475,600496,7002390000
Bay of PlentyBPRegNI12,071230,600246,900265,300279,700320,800337,3001207100
GisborneGIRegNI8,38647,20045,50046,00047,00049,50050,700838600
Hawke's BayHBRegNI14,138146,600147,300152,100158,000172,400178,6001413800
TaranakiTARegNI7,254109,000105,700107,300113,600121,200124,600725400
Manawatu-WanganuiMWRegNI22,221234,500227,500229,400231,200247,500254,3002222100
WellingtonWERegNI8,049426,900440,200466,300486,700525,900542,000804900
North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui)NIIsl 113,4602,810,1002,944,3003,185,1003,398,7003,753,7003,896,20011346000
West CoastWCRegSI23,24533,20031,10032,10033,00032,40032,4002324500
CanterburyCBRegSI44,504480,400496,700540,000562,900622,800645,9004450400
OtagoOTRegSI31,186189,300188,300199,800208,800235,000245,3003118600
SouthlandSLRegSI31,19699,00093,30093,20096,000100,500102,6003119600
TasmanTSRegSI9,61638,80042,40045,80048,80054,00056,400961600
NelsonNERegSI42241,20042,90044,30048,70052,70054,60042200
MarlboroughMBRegSI10,45839,20040,70043,60044,70048,70050,2001045800
South Island (Te Waipounamu)SIIsl 150,628921,100935,400998,8001,042,8001,146,2001,187,30015062800
Chatham Islands (Rēkohu, Wharekauri)CITerrOI79476075065060069076079400
Kermadec IslandsIslOI33......10.........3300
Subantarctic IslandsIslOI765..................76500
Three Kings IslandsIslOI5..................500
Offshore IslandsOIIsl 1,800770750660600690760180000

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (Ep)
2020-06-30
1AucklandAU1,470,100
2ChristchurchCB383,200
3WellingtonWE215,100
4HamiltonWA176,500
5TaurangaBP151,300
6Lower HuttWE110,700
7DunedinOT106,200
8Palmerston NorthMW81,500
9NapierHB66,300

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 (E)
2019-06-30
Population
Estimate (Ep)
2020-06-30
Area 
AlexandraOT4,6904,4804,9404,9205,6305,7305,790976
ArrowtownOT1,4701,7702,2602,5802,9702,9903,030236
AshburtonCB15,65015,60016,55018,60019,85020,00020,2003793
AshhurstMW2,5302,5202,5102,7503,0303,0603,160423
AucklandAU977,0001,063,5001,195,7001,292,9001,420,6001,440,6001,470,10060710
BalcluthaOT4,2804,2504,2104,0504,1904,2004,230759
Beachlands - Pine HarbourAU2,7402,9603,5604,7906,4806,7407,120882
BlenheimMB21,50022,70024,20025,30027,60027,90028,2001720
CambridgeWA12,15013,00014,30016,75019,30019,90020,5002667
CartertonWE4,2804,2304,2504,8605,5005,6305,800530
ChristchurchCB315,800324,800350,300345,500372,500376,400383,20029515
CromwellOT2,7602,8403,8604,5005,8406,1406,4801563
DannevirkeMW5,7205,5605,6905,2405,6705,6805,750681
DarfieldCB1,5201,8302,0502,5002,8302,9102,9601514
DargavilleNL4,5804,6704,5704,6104,9404,9504,9601256
DunedinOT98,50096,80098,60098,600104,200104,900106,2009158
FeatherstonWE2,4902,3902,4002,3202,5702,5902,680318
FeildingMW14,10013,75014,00015,00016,45016,75017,0502365
FoxtonMW3,1503,0603,0403,0003,2703,2703,3101157
GeraldineCB2,3302,3102,3902,4702,7502,7902,800312
GisborneGI32,60031,70032,30033,60036,00036,50037,0003617
GoreSL8,4608,0107,9307,9108,1508,1608,2301377
GreymouthWC8,7608,1508,4108,3208,2308,1908,1702745
GreytownWE2,0302,1102,1502,3002,5302,6002,690507
HamiltonWA113,500121,200134,800150,200168,600172,300176,50011037
HastingsHB39,70039,90040,70041,90047,00047,90049,0002442
Havelock NorthHB10,10010,65012,55013,75014,70014,75014,9002252
HaweraTA9,4709,1809,0509,43010,10010,20010,3002520
HelensvilleAU2,1402,3002,6202,7602,9102,9603,070337
Hibiscus CoastAU26,80031,70038,10044,80055,60057,40059,8004290
HokitikaWC3,4203,1703,1503,0602,9602,9402,920391
HuntlyWA7,2207,0207,0407,2108,2908,4708,7301456
InglewoodTA3,2703,0203,1903,3603,6403,7003,750294
InvercargillSL48,10045,30045,60046,80049,10049,70050,2006070
KaiapoiCB8,5309,83010,9009,89012,20012,50012,8501433
KaikoheNL4,2004,1604,1904,2804,6604,7504,820568
KaitaiaNL5,4605,3505,3905,2906,1206,1706,300848
KatikatiBP2,7503,0203,7304,2305,1905,3005,420953
KawerauBP8,1207,2907,1506,6507,4607,6007,7502363
KerikeriNL4,0204,6505,6006,5007,4307,5907,8502540
KihikihiWA2,1402,3002,4502,5802,9002,9803,0901009
Kumeu - HuapaiAU1,2301,3501,4401,4703,5804,0804,690632
Lake Hayes (Lake Hayes Estate)OT2302609102,0705,0205,7206,2401091
LevinMW16,30016,25016,35016,80018,35018,55018,8002243
LincolnCB2,4302,4402,9204,0506,8407,5008,130906
Lower HuttWE97,90098,200100,300100,200107,500108,800110,7007852
LytteltonCB3,0703,0403,0902,9003,1003,1303,170446
MaraetaiAU1,4901,5901,9402,3002,4402,4702,500688
MartonMW5,6905,1405,0604,9605,3805,4105,4701359
MastertonWE18,55018,30018,15018,70020,50020,90021,4002152
MatamataWA6,0006,2706,4307,3608,0108,1008,460616
MorrinsvilleWA6,0606,3606,7707,3007,9708,1708,320778
MosgielOT11,05011,20011,90012,50013,90014,25014,6001696
MotuekaTS6,2506,5406,8207,3108,2608,3408,4201366
NapierHB54,90055,20056,80059,60064,20065,20066,30010490
NelsonNE39,80041,30042,60046,40049,80050,60051,1005433
New PlymouthTA47,50046,50048,10051,80055,80056,60057,6007550
NgaruawahiaWA5,6005,3805,5405,7007,3007,4507,740942
NgongotahaBP4,2204,2304,1904,4505,0305,1005,2101290
OamaruOT13,00012,35012,25012,60013,45013,60013,7002146
Ohope (Ohope Beach)BP2,7602,8202,9302,9803,2803,3103,360633
OmokoroaBP1,6301,7901,9902,4103,3203,6003,780377
One Tree Point (Marsden Bay)NL9709201,0001,6102,3002,4402,650259
OpotikiBP4,6604,5604,5404,2305,0205,1105,2101015
OtakiWE3,8003,8603,7904,1504,6504,8304,980922
OtorohangaWA2,7702,7802,7302,7703,1503,1803,240507
PaeroaWA4,1103,9203,9903,9804,4004,4404,510687
PahiatuaMW2,7602,6602,6102,4802,7602,8002,820386
Palmerston NorthMW70,80070,60073,50075,40079,60080,40081,5007692
Paraparaumu (Kapiti)WE20,40023,00025,90027,70029,50029,70030,1002861
PegasusCB.........1,0802,7703,0003,360634
PictonMB3,9904,0904,1604,1304,6504,6804,730917
PokenoWA4004505906302,8003,3204,020644
PoriruaWE47,30048,50049,40052,40057,50058,40059,6006096
PrebbletonCB9701,0502,0802,9104,6804,8504,970510
PukekoheAU13,05014,90017,90021,50024,90025,60026,5003205
PutaruruWA4,3804,0404,0004,1104,4504,4904,530681
QueenstownOT7,7008,87010,95011,90015,15015,45016,0002840
RaglanWA2,6702,7302,6902,8303,3903,4603,590490
RangioraCB10,10011,20012,50015,70018,40018,85019,2501525
RenwickMB1,8001,8902,0202,3202,4802,5002,530232
RichmondTS9,55011,45012,70013,85015,70016,30017,2501737
RiverheadAU1,0601,2201,3501,4402,9203,1503,300405
RollestonCB1,5502,8205,21010,05018,40019,90021,9002208
RotoruaWA50,30050,30051,30051,30056,50057,30058,5004804
RuakakaNL1,7301,7201,9802,1902,6602,7202,8301580
Snells BeachAU2,3602,7002,8103,0503,5403,6303,730383
StratfordTA5,7805,3605,4805,6005,9205,9906,030854
TaumarunuiMW5,9705,2705,1604,6604,8504,8404,8601365
TaupoWA19,00020,40021,30022,30024,50024,90025,4004294
TaurangaBP79,70093,500107,000119,800142,000146,200151,30013512
Te AnauSL1,8701,9601,9902,0402,6302,7602,940553
Te ArohaWA3,9403,8103,8904,1604,6504,6904,6701097
Te AwamutuWA9,9009,77010,45011,10012,55012,80013,1001248
Te KuitiWA4,7904,5804,6204,4704,7504,7604,770842
TemukaCB4,2404,2504,3304,4004,6004,6004,660837
Te PukeBP6,5606,8607,2107,6909,1809,3109,5601340
ThamesWA7,0507,0007,1207,2507,4707,4107,3801556
TimaruCB27,00026,60026,70027,20028,30028,50028,7003398
TokoroaWA15,70014,60013,55013,00014,05014,15014,3001565
TuakauWA2,9003,0603,7304,4905,2105,3205,390535
TurangiWA3,8903,5803,3703,1403,5803,6203,650753
Upper HuttWE36,00035,70037,40038,80042,60043,40044,3005117
Waiheke WestAU5,9206,6707,2207,6208,2308,3608,4902458
WaihiWA4,9604,7604,7304,8705,5805,6605,740941
Waihi Beach - BowentownBP2,3302,3302,1102,2402,5702,6702,720631
WaikanaeWE8,8409,83010,80011,40013,00013,30013,6502961
WaimateCB3,5303,2903,3703,3903,5803,5803,570799
WaipukurauHB4,2904,2104,2604,0504,5304,5704,610804
WairoaHB5,2304,6404,4404,3204,7304,7904,870757
WaitaraTA6,6906,4506,5206,7307,1507,2007,270566
WaiukuAU6,0006,6907,6808,6709,5109,5309,650771
WakefieldTS1,4701,6202,0502,3902,5102,5202,550998
WanakaOT2,6003,4505,2806,82010,25010,95011,5502861
WarkworthAU2,6803,0703,5704,4605,8206,0406,2201558
WellingtonWE162,700170,400186,900196,600210,200212,100215,10011229
WestportWC4,9804,5304,6204,8504,5204,4604,3801153
WhakataneBP14,50014,85015,20015,00016,40016,50016,7002481
WhangamataWA3,8604,0703,6503,6804,1804,2904,420846
Whanganui (Wanganui)MW40,90039,20038,70037,80041,00041,60042,2004035
WhangareiNL43,10043,30045,60047,80052,70053,40054,4005706
WhitiangaWA3,1003,1903,9204,6005,6305,8806,1601734
WintonSL2,2402,1502,1402,2702,4002,4102,470307
WoodendCB1,6402,3602,7402,8502,8602,8902,970349

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