Home
Show Map

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.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, religion, country of birth, ethnic group).

NameStatusPopulation
Estimate
1996-06-30
Population
Estimate
2001-06-30
Population
Estimate
2006-06-30
Population
Estimate
2013-06-30
Population
Estimate
2018-06-30
Population
Estimate
2020-06-30
AshburtonDistrict25,67026,00028,04032,30034,60035,400
AucklandCouncil1,115,7601,218,3301,372,9401,493,2001,654,8001,717,500
BullerDistrict10,7509,8709,95010,6509,8509,610
CartertonDistrict6,9507,0007,2608,4909,5109,960
Central Hawke's BayDistrict13,32013,19013,24013,25014,65015,250
Central OtagoDistrict15,25014,75017,07018,50022,20023,900
Chatham IslandsTerritory760750650600690760
ChristchurchCity325,690335,270361,860356,700383,800394,700
CluthaDistrict18,42017,55017,23017,25018,05018,300
DunedinCity120,730119,290122,360123,500131,200134,100
Far NorthDistrict54,49056,39057,54060,60067,90071,000
GisborneDistrict47,16045,51045,94047,00049,50050,700
GoreDistrict13,52012,74012,38012,40012,80012,900
GreyDistrict14,02013,20013,56013,70013,75013,800
HamiltonCity113,520121,230134,740150,200168,600176,500
HastingsDistrict68,13069,57073,17076,70084,70088,000
HaurakiDistrict18,54017,97018,31018,60020,70021,400
HorowhenuaDistrict30,79030,60030,57031,20034,50036,100
HurunuiDistrict9,62010,15010,76012,00012,95013,300
Hutt (Lower Hutt)City98,74099,040101,250101,200108,600111,800
InvercargillCity54,25051,11051,60053,20055,90057,100
KaikouraDistrict3,5903,5803,7203,6404,0604,220
KaiparaDistrict17,80017,95018,55020,50023,70025,200
Kapiti CoastDistrict39,42043,63047,49050,70055,20057,000
KawerauDistrict8,1207,2907,1506,6507,4607,750
MackenzieDistrict4,1703,7803,9004,3005,1005,420
ManawatuDistrict26,75026,27026,78028,50031,10032,100
MarlboroughDistrict39,22040,74043,55044,70048,70050,200
MastertonDistrict23,32023,21023,18024,10026,40027,500
Matamata-PiakoDistrict30,31030,28031,20032,90035,30036,300
NapierCity54,87055,21056,81059,60064,20066,300
NelsonCity41,16042,87044,24048,70052,70054,600
New PlymouthDistrict69,70068,44071,16077,10083,30086,100
OpotikiDistrict9,6309,4909,2008,7809,67010,000
OtorohangaDistrict9,9509,5809,3109,59010,50010,700
Palmerston NorthCity77,11077,13080,78083,50088,30090,400
PoriruaCity48,20049,52050,61053,70058,90061,000
Queenstown-LakesDistrict14,81017,84024,12029,70042,50047,400
RangitikeiDistrict16,72015,51015,14014,55015,45015,750
RotoruaDistrict66,55066,87068,10068,40074,80077,300
RuapehuDistrict17,31014,99014,04012,45012,75012,800
SelwynDistrict25,45028,31034,94046,70063,30069,700
SouthlandDistrict31,22029,38029,22029,70031,90032,500
South TaranakiDistrict29,82028,37027,19027,50028,30028,700
South WaikatoDistrict25,83024,26023,23023,20024,80025,400
South WairarapaDistrict9,1508,9409,1009,80010,90011,400
StratfordDistrict9,7409,1109,1309,2109,7109,880
TararuaDistrict19,51018,32018,08017,45018,45018,900
TasmanDistrict38,76042,45045,81048,80054,00056,400
TaupoDistrict31,60032,54033,46034,80038,60040,100
TaurangaCity79,79093,500106,950119,800142,000151,300
Thames-CoromandelDistrict25,35025,80026,64027,30030,70032,200
TimaruDistrict43,46042,86043,80045,40047,60048,400
Upper HuttCity37,67037,67039,69041,30045,40047,100
WaikatoDistrict51,97053,70059,51066,50078,20082,900
WaimakaririDistrict33,05037,91044,07052,30061,30064,700
WaimateDistrict7,7807,2207,3807,8108,1208,240
WaipaDistrict38,36040,03043,69048,70055,00057,800
WairoaDistrict10,2309,2508,7208,3008,7208,960
WaitakiDistrict21,98020,50020,66021,40022,90023,500
WaitomoDistrict10,0209,7709,6809,3409,6309,710
WanganuiDistrict46,03044,45043,75043,50046,80048,100
WellingtonCity163,400171,140187,690197,500211,200216,200
Western Bay of PlentyDistrict35,62039,01043,03045,50053,40056,600
WestlandDistrict8,4607,9908,6308,5708,8308,920
WhakataneDistrict34,21034,05034,44034,20037,10038,200
WhangareiDistrict68,34070,04076,54083,70094,10098,300
New Zealand (Aotearoa)Country3,732,0003,880,5004,184,6004,442,1004,900,6005,084,300

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

Explanation: Population estimates for 2018 and later are based on the results of the 2018 census. The 2020 figures are provisional.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2020)
Males2,524,900
Females2,559,400
Age Groups (E 2020)
0-14 years966,400
15-64 years3,326,900
65+ years791,000
Age Distribution (E 2020)
0-9 years634,120
10-19 years650,150
20-29 years718,990
30-39 years707,920
40-49 years640,350
50-59 years651,670
60-69 years537,290
70-79 years358,790
80+ years152,050
90+ years32,980
Religion (C 2018)
Anglican314,913
Catholic470,919
Presbyterian242,706
Other Christian709,080
Maori Beliefs61,698
Muslim60,621
Buddhist52,761
Hindu123,384
Other religion115,806
No religion2,264,601
Country of Birth (C 2018)
New Zealand2,557,236
Oceania218,583
Europe343,860
Asia447,168
Other country160,917
Ethnic Group (C 2018)
European3,297,864
Maori775,836
Pacific381,642
Asian707,598
Other group128,385