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New Zealand: Administrative Division

Contents: Districts and Cities

The resident population of the District and City Council Areas of New Zealand 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
2016-06-30
AshburtonDistrict25,67026,00028,04032,31033,680
AucklandCouncil1,115,7601,218,3301,372,9401,493,1601,614,370
BullerDistrict10,7509,8709,95010,67010,220
CartertonDistrict6,9507,0007,2608,4808,900
Central Hawke's BayDistrict13,32013,19013,24013,27013,570
Central OtagoDistrict15,25014,75017,07018,50019,700
ChristchurchCity325,690335,270361,860356,730374,990
CluthaDistrict18,42017,55017,23017,26017,440
DunedinCity120,730119,290122,360123,520126,990
Far NorthDistrict54,49056,39057,54060,62061,990
GisborneDistrict47,16045,51045,94046,99047,870
GoreDistrict13,52012,74012,38012,40012,490
GreyDistrict14,02013,20013,56013,73013,540
HamiltonCity113,520121,230134,740150,180161,210
HastingsDistrict68,13069,57073,17076,67078,620
HaurakiDistrict18,54017,97018,31018,60019,540
HorowhenuaDistrict30,79030,60030,57031,15031,910
HurunuiDistrict9,62010,15010,76011,98012,680
Hutt (Lower Hutt)City98,74099,040101,250101,150103,350
InvercargillCity54,25051,11051,60053,24054,670
KaikouraDistrict3,5903,5803,7203,6303,740
KaiparaDistrict17,80017,95018,55020,49021,730
Kapiti CoastDistrict39,42043,63047,49050,67052,090
KawerauDistrict8,1207,2907,1506,6506,800
MackenzieDistrict4,1703,7803,9004,3104,540
ManawatuDistrict26,75026,27026,78028,50029,830
MarlboroughDistrict39,22040,74043,55044,63045,520
MastertonDistrict23,32023,21023,18024,08024,630
Matamata-PiakoDistrict30,31030,28031,20032,91034,120
NapierCity54,87055,21056,81059,61061,070
NelsonCity41,16042,87044,24048,68050,660
New PlymouthDistrict69,70068,44071,16077,08079,810
OpotikiDistrict9,6309,4909,2008,7908,820
OtorohangaDistrict9,9509,5809,3109,5909,980
Palmerston NorthCity77,11077,13080,78083,48086,240
PoriruaCity48,20049,52050,61053,69055,360
Queenstown-LakesDistrict14,81017,84024,12029,73034,730
RangitikeiDistrict16,72015,51015,14014,54014,790
RotoruaDistrict66,55066,87068,10068,46070,470
RuapehuDistrict17,31014,99014,04012,44012,520
SelwynDistrict25,45028,31034,94046,71056,180
Southland (incl. Chatham Islands)District31,98030,13029,87030,96031,470
South TaranakiDistrict29,82028,37027,19027,47027,690
South WaikatoDistrict25,83024,26023,23023,18023,810
South WairarapaDistrict9,1508,9409,1009,81010,090
StratfordDistrict9,7409,1109,1309,2009,290
TararuaDistrict19,51018,32018,08017,45017,590
TasmanDistrict38,76042,45045,81048,83050,260
TaupoDistrict31,60032,54033,46034,74036,190
TaurangaCity79,79093,500106,950119,810128,220
Thames-CoromandelDistrict25,35025,80026,64027,34028,400
TimaruDistrict43,46042,86043,80045,46046,710
Upper HuttCity37,67037,67039,69041,36042,530
WaikatoDistrict51,97053,70059,51066,51071,190
WaimakaririDistrict33,05037,91044,07052,26057,830
WaimateDistrict7,7807,2207,3807,8107,950
WaipaDistrict38,36040,03043,69048,68051,580
WairoaDistrict10,2309,2508,7208,2908,150
WaitakiDistrict21,98020,50020,66021,45022,080
WaitomoDistrict10,0209,7709,6809,3409,670
WanganuiDistrict46,03044,45043,75043,52043,790
WellingtonCity163,400171,140187,690197,460207,870
Western Bay of PlentyDistrict35,62039,01043,03045,51047,790
WestlandDistrict8,4607,9908,6308,5608,750
WhakataneDistrict34,21034,05034,44034,16035,010
WhangareiDistrict68,34070,04076,54083,66087,670
New Zealand (Aotearoa)Country3,732,0003,880,5004,184,6004,442,1004,693,000

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

Explanation: Population estimates are adjusted for underenumeration and residents being temporarily overseas. The latest population figures are preliminary estimates.