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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)
2018-06-30
New ZealandNZL  265,9103,732,0003,880,5004,184,6004,442,1004,885,500
NorthlandNLRegNI12,499140,700144,400152,700164,700179,1001249900
AucklandAURegNI4,9381,115,8001,218,3001,373,0001,493,2001,695,900493800
WaikatoWARegNI23,902358,800368,400393,200424,600468,8002390200
Bay of PlentyBPRegNI12,071230,600246,900265,300279,700305,7001207100
GisborneGIRegNI8,38647,20045,50046,00047,00049,100838600
Hawke's BayHBRegNI14,137146,600147,300152,100158,000165,9001413700
TaranakiTARegNI7,254109,000105,700107,300113,600119,600725400
Manawatu-WanganuiMWRegNI10,458234,500227,500229,400231,200243,7001045800
WellingtonWERegNI23,244426,900440,200466,300486,700521,5002324400
North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui)NIIsl 113,4562,810,1002,944,3003,185,1003,398,7003,749,20011345600
TasmanTSRegSI9,61638,80042,40045,80048,80052,100961600
NelsonNERegSI42441,20042,90044,30048,70051,90042400
MarlboroughMBRegSI22,22039,20040,70043,60044,70046,6002222000
West CoastWCRegSI8,04933,20031,10032,10033,00032,600804900
CanterburyCBRegSI44,508480,400496,700540,000562,900624,2004450800
OtagoOTRegSI31,209189,300188,300199,800208,800229,2003120900
SouthlandSLRegSI31,19599,00093,30093,20096,00099,1003119500
South Island (Te Waipounamu)SIIsl 150,654921,100935,400998,8001,042,8001,135,70015065400
Chatham Islands (Rēkohu, Wharekauri)CITerrOI96676075065060065096600
Kermadec IslandsIslOI33......10......3300
Subantarctic IslandsIslOI765...............76500
Three Kings IslandsIslOI5...............500
Offshore IslandsOIIsl 1,800770750660600650180000

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (Ep)
2018-06-30
1AucklandAU1,467,800
2ChristchurchCB377,200
3WellingtonWE215,400
4HamiltonWA169,300
5TaurangaBP135,000
6Lower HuttWE104,900
7DunedinOT104,500
8Palmerston NorthMW80,300
9NapierHB62,800

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)
2018-06-30
Area 
AlexandraOT4,6904,4804,9404,9205,510976
ArrowtownOT1,4701,7702,2602,5802,950236
AshburtonCB15,65015,60016,55018,60019,6003793
AshhurstMW2,5302,5202,5102,7502,990423
AucklandAU977,0001,063,5001,195,7001,292,9001,467,80060710
BalcluthaOT4,2804,2504,2104,0504,060759
Beachlands - Pine HarbourAU2,7402,9603,5604,7905,870882
BlenheimMB21,50022,70024,20025,30026,4001720
CambridgeWA12,15013,00014,30016,75019,1502667
CartertonWE4,2804,2304,2504,8605,390530
ChristchurchCB315,800324,800350,300345,500377,20029515
CromwellOT2,7602,8403,8604,5005,4401563
DannevirkeMW5,7205,5605,6905,2405,400681
DarfieldCB1,5201,8302,0502,5002,9001514
DargavilleNL4,5804,6704,5704,6105,1701256
DunedinOT98,50096,80098,60098,600104,5009158
FeatherstonWE2,4902,3902,4002,3202,480318
FeildingMW14,10013,75014,00015,00016,4502365
FoxtonMW3,1503,0603,0403,0003,1301157
GeraldineCB2,3302,3102,3902,4702,630312
GisborneGI32,60031,70032,30033,60035,5003617
GoreSL8,4608,0107,9307,9107,9801377
GreymouthWC8,7608,1508,4108,3208,1602745
GreytownWE2,0302,1102,1502,3002,420507
HamiltonWA113,500121,200134,800150,200169,30011037
HastingsHB39,70039,90040,70041,90045,0002442
Havelock NorthHB10,10010,65012,55013,75013,9502252
HaweraTA9,4709,1809,0509,4309,8102520
HelensvilleAU2,1402,3002,6202,7603,150337
Hibiscus CoastAU26,80031,70038,10044,80052,4004290
HokitikaWC3,4203,1703,1503,0603,090391
HuntlyWA7,2207,0207,0407,2108,0301456
InglewoodTA3,2703,0203,1903,3603,640294
InvercargillSL48,10045,30045,60046,80048,7006070
KaiapoiCB8,5309,83010,9009,89011,8501433
KaikoheNL4,2004,1604,1904,2804,490568
KaitaiaNL5,4605,3505,3905,2905,870848
KatikatiBP2,7503,0203,7304,2304,750953
KawerauBP8,1207,2907,1506,6507,0802363
KerikeriNL4,0204,6505,6006,5006,9602540
KihikihiWA2,1402,3002,4502,5802,7401009
Kumeu - HuapaiAU1,2301,3501,4401,4702,670632
Lake Hayes (Lake Hayes Estate)OT2302609102,0703,6901091
LevinMW16,30016,25016,35016,80017,7002243
LincolnCB2,4302,4402,9204,0506,030906
Lower HuttWE97,90098,200100,300100,200104,9007852
LytteltonCB3,0703,0403,0902,9003,040446
MartonMW5,6905,1405,0604,9605,2001359
MastertonWE18,55018,30018,15018,70020,1002152
MatamataWA6,0006,2706,4307,3607,910616
MorrinsvilleWA6,0606,3606,7707,3007,860778
MosgielOT11,05011,20011,90012,50013,4001696
MotuekaTS6,2506,5406,8207,3107,9301366
NapierHB54,90055,20056,80059,60062,80010490
NelsonNE39,80041,30042,60046,40049,3005433
New PlymouthTA47,50046,50048,10051,80055,3007550
NgaruawahiaWA5,6005,3805,5405,7006,580942
NgongotahaBP4,2204,2304,1904,4504,8501290
OamaruOT13,00012,35012,25012,60013,1502146
Ohope (Ohope Beach)BP2,7602,8202,9302,9803,180633
OmokoroaBP1,6301,7901,9902,4102,820377
OpotikiBP4,6604,5604,5404,2304,5301015
OtakiWE3,8003,8603,7904,1504,490922
OtorohangaWA2,7702,7802,7302,7702,890507
PaeroaWA4,1103,9203,9903,9804,310687
PahiatuaMW2,7602,6602,6102,4802,550386
Palmerston NorthMW70,80070,60073,50075,40080,3007692
Paraparaumu (Kapiti)WE20,40023,00025,90027,70028,9002861
PictonMB3,9904,0904,1604,1304,310917
PoriruaWE47,30048,50049,40052,40055,5006096
PrebbletonCB9701,0502,0802,9104,350510
PukekoheAU13,05014,90017,90021,50024,3003205
PutaruruWA4,3804,0404,0004,1104,280681
QueenstownOT7,7008,87010,95011,90015,6502840
RaglanWA2,6702,7302,6902,8303,280490
RangioraCB10,10011,20012,50015,70018,4001525
RenwickMB1,8001,8902,0202,3202,530232
RichmondTS9,55011,45012,70013,85015,0001737
RollestonCB1,5502,8205,21010,05016,3502208
RotoruaWA50,30050,30051,30051,30054,5004804
Snells BeachAU2,3602,7002,8103,0503,540383
StratfordTA5,7805,3605,4805,6005,740854
TaumarunuiMW5,9705,2705,1604,6604,6601365
TaupoWA19,00020,40021,30022,30023,9004294
TaurangaBP79,70093,500107,000119,800135,00013512
Te ArohaWA3,9403,8103,8904,1604,4701097
Te AwamutuWA9,9009,77010,45011,10012,4001248
Te KuitiWA4,7904,5804,6204,4704,680842
TemukaCB4,2404,2504,3304,4004,580837
Te PukeBP6,5606,8607,2107,6908,2301340
ThamesWA7,0507,0007,1207,2507,6801556
TimaruCB27,00026,60026,70027,20028,3003398
TokoroaWA15,70014,60013,55013,00013,6501565
TuakauWA2,9003,0603,7304,4905,090535
TurangiWA3,8903,5803,3703,1403,320753
Upper HuttWE36,00035,70037,40038,80041,0005117
Waiheke WestAU5,9206,6707,2207,6208,6802458
WaihiWA4,9604,7604,7304,8705,310941
WaikanaeWE8,8409,83010,80011,40012,1002961
WaimateCB3,5303,2903,3703,3903,420799
WaipukurauHB4,2904,2104,2604,0504,390804
WairoaHB5,2304,6404,4404,3204,330757
WaitaraTA6,6906,4506,5206,7307,040566
WaiukuAU6,0006,6907,6808,6709,660771
WakefieldTS1,4701,6202,0502,3902,570998
WanakaOT2,6003,4505,2806,8208,9002861
WarkworthAU2,6803,0703,5704,4605,3201558
WellingtonWE162,700170,400186,900196,600215,40011229
WestportWC4,9804,5304,6204,8504,6601153
WhakataneBP14,50014,85015,20015,00015,8502481
WhangamataWA3,8604,0703,6503,6804,060846
Whanganui (Wanganui)MW40,90039,20038,70037,80039,4004035
WhangareiNL43,10043,30045,60047,80052,6005706
WhitiangaWA3,1003,1903,9204,6005,1301734
WoodendCB1,6402,3602,7402,8503,100349

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