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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
2017-06-30
AshburtonDistrict25,67026,00028,04032,30034,100
AucklandCouncil1,115,7601,218,3301,372,9401,493,2001,657,200
BullerDistrict10,7509,8709,95010,65010,150
CartertonDistrict6,9507,0007,2608,4909,060
Central Hawke's BayDistrict13,32013,19013,24013,25013,850
Central OtagoDistrict15,25014,75017,07018,50020,300
ChristchurchCity325,690335,270361,860356,700381,500
CluthaDistrict18,42017,55017,23017,25017,550
DunedinCity120,730119,290122,360123,500128,800
Far NorthDistrict54,49056,39057,54060,60063,200
GisborneDistrict47,16045,51045,94047,00048,500
GoreDistrict13,52012,74012,38012,40012,450
GreyDistrict14,02013,20013,56013,70013,500
HamiltonCity113,520121,230134,740150,200165,400
HastingsDistrict68,13069,57073,17076,70079,900
HaurakiDistrict18,54017,97018,31018,60019,850
HorowhenuaDistrict30,79030,60030,57031,20032,500
HurunuiDistrict9,62010,15010,76012,00012,800
Hutt (Lower Hutt)City98,74099,040101,250101,200104,700
InvercargillCity54,25051,11051,60053,20054,800
KaikouraDistrict3,5903,5803,7203,6403,710
KaiparaDistrict17,80017,95018,55020,50022,500
Kapiti CoastDistrict39,42043,63047,49050,70052,700
KawerauDistrict8,1207,2907,1506,6506,930
MackenzieDistrict4,1703,7803,9004,3004,600
ManawatuDistrict26,75026,27026,78028,50030,300
MarlboroughDistrict39,22040,74043,55044,70046,200
MastertonDistrict23,32023,21023,18024,10025,200
Matamata-PiakoDistrict30,31030,28031,20032,90034,700
NapierCity54,87055,21056,81059,60062,000
NelsonCity41,16042,87044,24048,70051,400
New PlymouthDistrict69,70068,44071,16077,10080,700
OpotikiDistrict9,6309,4909,2008,7809,010
OtorohangaDistrict9,9509,5809,3109,59010,100
Palmerston NorthCity77,11077,13080,78083,50087,300
PoriruaCity48,20049,52050,61053,70056,100
Queenstown-LakesDistrict14,81017,84024,12029,70037,100
RangitikeiDistrict16,72015,51015,14014,55015,000
RotoruaDistrict66,55066,87068,10068,40071,700
RuapehuDistrict17,31014,99014,04012,45012,700
SelwynDistrict25,45028,31034,94046,70059,300
Southland (incl. Chatham Islands)District31,98030,13029,87030,30031,100
South TaranakiDistrict29,82028,37027,19027,50028,000
South WaikatoDistrict25,83024,26023,23023,20024,200
South WairarapaDistrict9,1508,9409,1009,80010,250
StratfordDistrict9,7409,1109,1309,2109,420
TararuaDistrict19,51018,32018,08017,45017,800
TasmanDistrict38,76042,45045,81048,80051,100
TaupoDistrict31,60032,54033,46034,80036,800
TaurangaCity79,79093,500106,950119,800131,500
Thames-CoromandelDistrict25,35025,80026,64027,30029,000
TimaruDistrict43,46042,86043,80045,40047,100
Upper HuttCity37,67037,67039,69041,30043,200
WaikatoDistrict51,97053,70059,51066,50073,600
WaimakaririDistrict33,05037,91044,07052,30059,200
WaimateDistrict7,7807,2207,3807,8107,890
WaipaDistrict38,36040,03043,69048,70053,000
WairoaDistrict10,2309,2508,7208,3008,210
WaitakiDistrict21,98020,50020,66021,40022,200
WaitomoDistrict10,0209,7709,6809,3409,730
WanganuiDistrict46,03044,45043,75043,50044,500
WellingtonCity163,400171,140187,690197,500212,700
Western Bay of PlentyDistrict35,62039,01043,03045,50049,000
WestlandDistrict8,4607,9908,6308,5708,810
WhakataneDistrict34,21034,05034,44034,20035,500
WhangareiDistrict68,34070,04076,54083,70089,700
New Zealand (Aotearoa)Country3,732,0003,880,5004,184,6004,442,1004,793,700

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.