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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)
2017-06-30
New ZealandNZL  265,9103,732,0003,880,5004,184,6004,442,1004,793,700
NorthlandNLRegNI12,499140,700144,400152,700164,700175,5001249900
AucklandAURegNI4,9381,115,8001,218,3001,373,0001,493,2001,657,200493800
WaikatoWARegNI23,902358,800368,400393,200424,600460,1002390200
Bay of PlentyBPRegNI12,071230,600246,900265,300279,700299,9001207100
GisborneGIRegNI8,38647,20045,50046,00047,00048,500838600
Hawke's BayHBRegNI14,137146,600147,300152,100158,000164,0001413700
TaranakiTARegNI7,254109,000105,700107,300113,600118,000725400
Manawatu-WanganuiMWRegNI10,458234,500227,500229,400231,200240,3001045800
WellingtonWERegNI23,244426,900440,200466,300486,700513,9002324400
North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui)NIIsl 113,4562,810,1002,944,3003,185,1003,398,7003,677,20011345600
TasmanTSRegSI9,61638,80042,40045,80048,80051,100961600
NelsonNERegSI42441,20042,90044,30048,70051,40042400
MarlboroughMBRegSI22,22039,20040,70043,60044,70046,2002222000
West CoastWCRegSI8,04933,20031,10032,10033,00032,400804900
CanterburyCBRegSI44,508480,400496,700540,000562,900612,0004450800
OtagoOTRegSI31,209189,300188,300199,800208,800224,2003120900
SouthlandSLRegSI31,19599,00093,30093,20096,00098,3003119500
South Island (Te Waipounamu)SIIsl 150,654921,100935,400998,8001,042,8001,115,80015065400
Chatham IslandsDistOI96676075065060064096600
Kermadec IslandsIslOI33......10......3300
Subantarctic IslandsIslOI765...............76500
Three Kings IslandsIslOI5...............500
Offshore IslandsOIIsl 1,800770750660600640180000

Major Urban Areas

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (Ep)
2017-06-30
1AucklandAU512,900
2ManukauAU468,600
3ChristchurchCB396,700
4North ShoreAU315,900
5WaitakereAU237,100
6WellingtonWE211,700
7HamiltonWA198,600
8TaurangaBP137,900

Major Agglomerations

 NameAdm.Population
Estimate (Ep)
2017-06-30
1AucklandAU1,534,700
2WellingtonWE412,500
3ChristchurchCB396,700
4HamiltonWA235,900
5TaurangaBP137,900
6NapierHB133,000

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)
2017-06-30
Area 
AlexandraOT4,6904,4804,9404,9205,440976
ArrowtownOT1,4701,7702,2602,5802,920236
AshburtonCB16,05016,05017,15019,20020,0007267
Auckland (Central Auckland Urban Zone)AU354,100380,100419,200450,810512,90015402
BalcluthaOT4,2304,1904,1403,9804,000625
BlenheimMB26,10027,30029,10030,13031,30010389
CambridgeWA13,40014,35015,70018,42020,2008319
CartertonWE4,2504,1904,2104,8105,240512
ChristchurchCB334,500345,600374,500369,160396,70060581
CromwellOT2,6702,7303,7004,3004,880761
DannevirkeMW5,6805,5305,6605,2105,340548
DargavilleNL4,5804,6704,5704,6105,0901259
DunedinOT113,200111,800114,400115,070120,20025649
FeildingMW14,35014,00014,25015,38016,5504568
FoxtonMW4,8404,7404,5404,4304,6401340
GeraldineCB2,2702,2502,2902,3702,4900
GisborneGI33,50032,80033,60035,20036,6008531
GoreSL10,80010,1509,8709,8309,8507430
GreymouthWC10,5509,83010,0009,9009,6905030
HamiltonWA135,200144,200161,200180,580198,60087710
HastingsHB60,20061,10064,20067,00070,00024964
HaweraTA11,65011,25011,05011,58011,95011465
HelensvilleAU2,1502,3002,6202,7603,080549
HokitikaWC3,8803,5703,6203,5603,590686
HuntlyWA7,3007,1007,1107,3208,0804721
InglewoodTA3,2703,0203,1903,3603,580294
InvercargillSL50,30047,50047,90049,33050,80011541
KaikoheNL4,2604,2004,2704,3404,510662
KaitaiaNL5,4605,3505,3905,2905,790848
Kapiti (Paraparaumu)WE30,90034,60038,30040,72042,3006022
KatikatiBP2,7202,9903,6804,1904,630879
KawerauBP8,1207,2907,1506,6506,9302363
KerikeriNL4,2904,9905,9807,0407,4003471
LevinMW19,75019,50019,60020,11020,90010902
LincolnCB2,3902,3902,8304,1105,640908
Lower HuttWE98,30098,600100,700100,550104,10013511
Manukau (Southern Auckland Urban Zone)AU305,200338,000391,400425,850468,60040605
MartonMW5,4204,8404,8104,7104,930768
MastertonWE20,20020,00020,00020,72021,80010066
MatamataWA6,0106,2806,4407,3707,850629
MorrinsvilleWA6,0606,3606,7707,3107,730778
MotuekaTS6,7407,0707,3107,8208,3402649
NapierHB55,70056,10057,70060,63063,10013999
NelsonNE51,80055,30058,00063,30066,70014590
New PlymouthTA50,00049,10050,80054,78057,50010897
North Shore (Northern Auckland Urban Zone)AU210,400230,300260,800288,020315,90026893
OamaruOT13,65012,95012,95013,40013,9005302
OpotikiBP4,4104,3204,2904,0404,280498
OtakiWE5,7205,8405,6505,9606,3001603
OtorohangaWA2,7302,7202,6602,6502,740394
PaeroaWA4,1704,0004,0804,0704,4101238
PahiatuaMW2,7702,6802,6302,4902,530432
Palmerston NorthMW76,00075,80079,00081,53085,30016953
PictonMB3,9904,1004,1904,1704,3603379
PoriruaWE48,00049,40050,40053,51055,90013943
PukekoheAU17,45019,45023,30027,83030,8008710
PutaruruWA4,1603,8903,8403,9404,110430
QueenstownOT7,8609,02011,00012,11015,3002555
RaglanWA2,7102,7602,7202,8703,230565
RangioraCB10,10011,20012,50015,65018,1001683
RollestonCB1,2102,3104,61010,00014,6501965
RotoruaWA54,70054,60055,60055,89058,8008928
Snells BeachAU3,3203,8104,0704,4104,9301636
StratfordTA5,7805,3605,4805,5905,700854
TaumarunuiMW6,0405,3305,2204,7204,7002024
TaupoWA19,95021,20022,10023,07024,50013257
TaurangaBP84,20098,300112,300125,660137,90018471
Te ArohaWA3,9103,7703,8504,0604,2901160
Te AwamutuWA14,05013,85014,90015,84017,25014005
Te KuitiWA4,7804,5504,5804,4304,690557
TemukaCB4,0504,0804,1304,1804,350467
Te PukeBP6,6606,9707,3307,7908,2001632
ThamesWA6,9506,8806,9306,9907,2501649
TimaruCB27,70027,30027,50027,98029,0007382
TokoroaWA16,10014,95013,90013,38013,9504297
TurangiWA3,8903,5803,3703,1403,300972
Upper HuttWE36,10035,80037,60039,00040,8005399
Waiheke Island (Onetangi)AU6,5007,4208,0508,5309,5209198
WaihiWA4,8704,6504,6004,7305,1801008
WaimateCB3,0002,8002,9002,8602,890330
WaipukurauHB4,0904,0204,0903,9004,140782
WairoaHB5,1704,6004,4004,2804,280663
Waitakere (Western Auckland Urban Zone)AU165,900181,200201,400217,110237,10026257
WaitaraTA6,6906,4506,5206,7306,930594
WaiukuAU6,0606,7307,8008,7909,6101531
WanakaOT2,6003,4505,2806,8208,4602861
Wanganui (Whanganui)MW42,00040,50040,00039,32040,30010490
WarkworthAU2,5402,9103,3704,0904,760744
WellingtonWE162,700170,300186,900196,530211,70011978
WestportWC4,3203,8704,0004,1103,940451
WhakataneBP17,95018,35018,80018,71019,7007776
WhangamataWA3,8604,0703,6403,6303,880781
WhangareiNL47,10047,50050,50053,58057,70014118
WhitiangaWA3,0603,1603,8804,5504,9302468
WoodendCB1,6002,3102,6802,8703,080255

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