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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 (Ep)
2019-06-30
New ZealandNZL  265,6853,732,0003,880,5004,184,6004,442,1004,917,000
NorthlandNLRegNI12,501140,700144,400152,700164,700188,7001250100
AucklandAURegNI4,9421,115,8001,218,3001,373,0001,493,2001,642,800494200
WaikatoWARegNI23,900358,800368,400393,200424,600482,1002390000
Bay of PlentyBPRegNI12,071230,600246,900265,300279,700324,2001207100
GisborneGIRegNI8,38647,20045,50046,00047,00049,300838600
Hawke's BayHBRegNI14,138146,600147,300152,100158,000173,7001413800
TaranakiTARegNI7,254109,000105,700107,300113,600122,700725400
Manawatu-WanganuiMWRegNI22,221234,500227,500229,400231,200249,7002222100
WellingtonWERegNI8,049426,900440,200466,300486,700527,800804900
North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui)NIIsl 113,4602,810,1002,944,3003,185,1003,398,7003,760,90011346000
West CoastWCRegSI23,24533,20031,10032,10033,00032,6002324500
CanterburyCBRegSI44,504480,400496,700540,000562,900628,6004450400
OtagoOTRegSI31,186189,300188,300199,800208,800236,2003118600
SouthlandSLRegSI31,19699,00093,30093,20096,000101,2003119600
TasmanTSRegSI9,61638,80042,40045,80048,80054,800961600
NelsonNERegSI42241,20042,90044,30048,70052,90042200
MarlboroughMBRegSI10,45839,20040,70043,60044,70049,2001045800
South Island (Te Waipounamu)SIIsl 150,628921,100935,400998,8001,042,8001,155,40015062800
Chatham Islands (Rēkohu, Wharekauri)CITerrOI79476075065060071079400
Kermadec IslandsIslOI33......10......3300
Subantarctic IslandsIslOI765...............76500
Three Kings IslandsIslOI5...............500
Offshore IslandsOIIsl 1,800770750660600710180000

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (Ep)
2019-06-30
1AucklandAU1,402,020
2ChristchurchCB374,100
3WellingtonWE209,420
4HamiltonWA165,850
5TaurangaBP144,670
6Lower HuttWE107,670
7DunedinOT104,070
8Palmerston NorthMW79,580
9NapierHB65,050

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)
2019-06-30
Area 
AlexandraOT4,6904,4804,9404,9205,750976
ArrowtownOT1,4701,7702,2602,5802,880236
AshburtonCB15,65015,60016,55018,60020,0803793
AshhurstMW2,5302,5202,5102,7503,060423
AucklandAU977,0001,063,5001,195,7001,292,9001,402,02060710
BalcluthaOT4,2804,2504,2104,0504,260759
Beachlands - Pine HarbourAU2,7402,9603,5604,7906,730882
BlenheimMB21,50022,70024,20025,30027,7701720
CambridgeWA12,15013,00014,30016,75019,8202667
CartertonWE4,2804,2304,2504,8605,630530
ChristchurchCB315,800324,800350,300345,500374,10029515
CromwellOT2,7602,8403,8604,5006,0701563
DannevirkeMW5,7205,5605,6905,2405,690681
DarfieldCB1,5201,8302,0502,5002,9101514
DargavilleNL4,5804,6704,5704,6104,9301256
DunedinOT98,50096,80098,60098,600104,0709158
FeatherstonWE2,4902,3902,4002,3202,580318
FeildingMW14,10013,75014,00015,00016,8702365
FoxtonMW3,1503,0603,0403,0003,2501157
GeraldineCB2,3302,3102,3902,4702,820312
GisborneGI32,60031,70032,30033,60035,8903617
GoreSL8,4608,0107,9307,9108,1701377
GreymouthWC8,7608,1508,4108,3208,2002745
GreytownWE2,0302,1102,1502,3002,620507
HamiltonWA113,500121,200134,800150,200165,85011037
HastingsHB39,70039,90040,70041,90046,9702442
Havelock NorthHB10,10010,65012,55013,75014,7602252
HaweraTA9,4709,1809,0509,43010,1902520
HelensvilleAU2,1402,3002,6202,7602,890337
Hibiscus CoastAU26,80031,70038,10044,80057,1604290
HokitikaWC3,4203,1703,1503,0602,990391
HuntlyWA7,2207,0207,0407,2108,3801456
InglewoodTA3,2703,0203,1903,3603,710294
InvercargillSL48,10045,30045,60046,80049,3606070
KaiapoiCB8,5309,83010,9009,89012,5201433
KaikoheNL4,2004,1604,1904,2804,650568
KaitaiaNL5,4605,3505,3905,2906,090848
KatikatiBP2,7503,0203,7304,2305,250953
KawerauBP8,1207,2907,1506,6507,5002363
KerikeriNL4,0204,6505,6006,5007,5402540
KihikihiWA2,1402,3002,4502,5802,9901009
Kumeu - HuapaiAU1,2301,3501,4401,4704,010632
Lake Hayes (Lake Hayes Estate)OT2302609102,0705,3601091
LevinMW16,30016,25016,35016,80018,4402243
LincolnCB2,4302,4402,9204,0507,380906
Lower HuttWE97,90098,200100,300100,200107,6707852
LytteltonCB3,0703,0403,0902,9003,100446
MaraetaiAU1,4901,5901,9402,3002,490688
MartonMW5,6905,1405,0604,9605,5101359
MastertonWE18,55018,30018,15018,70020,8202152
MatamataWA6,0006,2706,4307,3608,150616
MorrinsvilleWA6,0606,3606,7707,3008,210778
MosgielOT11,05011,20011,90012,50014,3901696
MotuekaTS6,2506,5406,8207,3108,3001366
NapierHB54,90055,20056,80059,60065,05010490
NelsonNE39,80041,30042,60046,40049,9005433
New PlymouthTA47,50046,50048,10051,80056,4107550
NgaruawahiaWA5,6005,3805,5405,7007,360942
NgongotahaBP4,2204,2304,1904,4505,0901290
OamaruOT13,00012,35012,25012,60013,5702146
Ohope (Ohope Beach)BP2,7602,8202,9302,9803,300633
OmokoroaBP1,6301,7901,9902,4103,580377
OpotikiBP4,6604,5604,5404,2305,0201015
OtakiWE3,8003,8603,7904,1504,790922
OtorohangaWA2,7702,7802,7302,7703,160507
PaeroaWA4,1103,9203,9903,9804,440687
PahiatuaMW2,7602,6602,6102,4802,790386
Palmerston NorthMW70,80070,60073,50075,40079,5807692
Paraparaumu (Kapiti)WE20,40023,00025,90027,70029,6902861
PegasusCB.........1,0802,940634
PictonMB3,9904,0904,1604,1304,660917
PokenoWA4004505906303,210644
PoriruaWE47,30048,50049,40052,40057,7406096
PrebbletonCB9701,0502,0802,9104,840510
PukekoheAU13,05014,90017,90021,50025,2803205
PutaruruWA4,3804,0404,0004,1104,490681
QueenstownOT7,7008,87010,95011,90013,9402840
RaglanWA2,6702,7302,6902,8303,440490
RangioraCB10,10011,20012,50015,70018,8701525
RenwickMB1,8001,8902,0202,3202,500232
RichmondTS9,55011,45012,70013,85016,2201737
RiverheadAU1,0601,2201,3501,4403,100405
RollestonCB1,5502,8205,21010,05019,5602208
RotoruaWA50,30050,30051,30051,30056,6504804
RuakakaNL1,7301,7201,9802,1902,7301580
Snells BeachAU2,3602,7002,8103,0503,610383
StratfordTA5,7805,3605,4805,6006,030854
TaumarunuiMW5,9705,2705,1604,6604,8601365
TaupoWA19,00020,40021,30022,30024,9004294
TaurangaBP79,70093,500107,000119,800144,67013512
Te AnauSL1,8701,9601,9902,0402,750553
Te ArohaWA3,9403,8103,8904,1604,7401097
Te AwamutuWA9,9009,77010,45011,10012,7901248
Te KuitiWA4,7904,5804,6204,4704,670842
TemukaCB4,2404,2504,3304,4004,610837
Te PukeBP6,5606,8607,2107,6908,9901340
ThamesWA7,0507,0007,1207,2507,4601556
TimaruCB27,00026,60026,70027,20028,4403398
TokoroaWA15,70014,60013,55013,00014,1201565
TuakauWA2,9003,0603,7304,4905,270535
TurangiWA3,8903,5803,3703,1403,620753
Upper HuttWE36,00035,70037,40038,80043,2305117
Waiheke WestAU5,9206,6707,2207,6208,1802458
WaihiWA4,9604,7604,7304,8705,660941
Waihi BeachBP2,0802,0001,8101,9502,640483
WaikanaeWE8,8409,83010,80011,40013,3702961
WaimateCB3,5303,2903,3703,3903,580799
WaipukurauHB4,2904,2104,2604,0504,580804
WairoaHB5,2304,6404,4404,3204,710757
WaitaraTA6,6906,4506,5206,7307,180566
WaiukuAU6,0006,6907,6808,6709,500771
WakefieldTS1,4701,6202,0502,3902,520998
WanakaOT2,6003,4505,2806,82010,2702861
WarkworthAU2,6803,0703,5704,4605,9801558
WellingtonWE162,700170,400186,900196,600209,42011229
WestportWC4,9804,5304,6204,8504,5101153
WhakataneBP14,50014,85015,20015,00016,3602481
WhangamataWA3,8604,0703,6503,6804,330846
Whanganui (Wanganui)MW40,90039,20038,70037,80041,4804035
WhangareiNL43,10043,30045,60047,80053,3505706
WhitiangaWA3,1003,1903,9204,6005,9101734
WintonSL2,2402,1502,1402,2702,420307
WoodendCB1,6402,3602,7402,8502,890349

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