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2013 Census tables about a place:
Wellington Region

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information

Population and dwellings

Population counts

2013 Census

Population of Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Sex Wellington Region New Zealand
Male 227,562 2,064,018
Female 243,756 2,178,033
Total people 471,315 4,242,048

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Māori population of Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Sex Wellington Region New Zealand
Male 28,086 288,636
Female 30,252 309,966
Total people 58,335 598,602

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Population of Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Sex 2001 2006 2013
Male 205,869 217,653 227,559
Female 217,899 231,306 243,756
Total people 423,765 448,956 471,315

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Māori population of Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Sex 2001 2006 2013
Male 25,044 26,742 28,086
Female 26,076 28,692 30,249
Total people 51,120 55,437 58,335

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Dwelling counts

2013 Census

Dwellings in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Occupancy status Wellington Region New Zealand
Occupied    
Private dwelling 177,162 1,561,959
Non-private dwelling 651 8,739
Total occupied dwellings 177,813 1,570,698
Unoccupied 15,084 185,445
Under construction 1,017 9,756
Total dwellings 193,914 1,765,896

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Dwellings in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Occupancy status 2001 2006 2013
Occupied      
Private dwelling 157,302 168,849 177,162
Non-private dwelling 615 495 651
Total occupied dwellings 157,914 169,347 177,813
Unoccupied 13,521 13,092 15,081
Under construction 1,116 1,191 1,020
Total dwellings 172,554 183,627 193,914

Source:
Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Age and sex

2013 Census

Age and sex of people in Wellington Region
2013 Census
 
Age group (years) Male Female Total
0–4 15,903 15,450 31,353
5–9 15,492 15,108 30,603
10–14 15,321 14,727 30,051
15–19 16,434 16,458 32,889
20–24 17,100 18,312 35,412
25–29 14,562 15,870 30,432
30–34 14,865 16,227 31,089
35–39 15,315 16,863 32,178
40–44 16,746 18,882 35,628
45–49 16,482 17,874 34,356
50–54 15,903 17,226 33,129
55–59 13,335 14,220 27,552
60–64 11,904 12,465 24,369
65–69 9,786 10,476 20,262
70–74 7,251 8,046 15,294
75–79 4,920 5,880 10,800
80–84 3,567 4,818 8,382
85 and over 2,679 4,851 7,530
Total people 227,562 243,756 471,315

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Broad age group and sex of people in Wellington Region
2013 Census
 
Age group (years) Male Female Total
Under 15 46,719 45,285 92,007
15–64 152,643 164,400 317,043
65 and over 28,197 34,071 62,268
Total people 227,559 243,756 471,315

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Age and sex of Māori in Wellington Region
2013 Census
 
Age group (years) Male Female Total
0–4 3,444 3,270 6,714
5–9 3,246 3,081 6,327
10–14 2,982 2,967 5,949
15–19 2,883 2,865 5,751
20–24 2,484 2,841 5,325
25–29 1,692 2,040 3,732
30–34 1,713 1,926 3,636
35–39 1,728 2,061 3,789
40–44 1,758 2,145 3,903
45–49 1,683 1,770 3,450
50–54 1,404 1,725 3,132
55–59 1,059 1,236 2,295
60–64 834 888 1,722
65–69 492 606 1,101
70–74 369 390 762
75–79 204 234 435
80–84 84 120 204
85 and over 24 84 111
Total people 28,086 30,252 58,335

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Broad age group and sex of Māori in Wellington Region
2013 Census
 
Age group (years) Male Female Total
Under 15 9,672 9,315 18,990
15–64 17,241 19,494 36,735
65 and over 1,173 1,440 2,610
Total people 28,086 30,249 58,335

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Age and median age by sex of people in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Age group (years) and sex 2001 2006 2013
0–4      
Male 15,702 15,441 15,903
Female 14,985 14,940 15,450
Total 30,687 30,378 31,350
5–9      
Male 15,774 15,549 15,492
Female 15,198 14,871 15,108
Total 30,972 30,423 30,600
10–14      
Male 15,978 16,083 15,321
Female 15,156 15,561 14,727
Total 31,134 31,647 30,051
15–19      
Male 14,487 16,392 16,434
Female 14,241 16,485 16,455
Total 28,731 32,877 32,889
20–24      
Male 14,376 15,885 17,103
Female 15,396 17,031 18,309
Total 29,775 32,916 35,412
25–29      
Male 14,826 14,511 14,559
Female 16,467 15,456 15,873
Total 31,293 29,964 30,429
30–34      
Male 16,524 15,966 14,862
Female 18,243 17,910 16,227
Total 34,764 33,870 31,089
35–39      
Male 17,013 16,983 15,315
Female 18,477 18,699 16,863
Total 35,490 35,685 32,178
40–44      
Male 15,909 17,178 16,746
Female 16,743 18,411 18,882
Total 32,655 35,589 35,628
45–49      
Male 13,710 15,762 16,482
Female 14,304 16,647 17,877
Total 28,011 32,409 34,359
50–54      
Male 13,161 13,362 15,903
Female 13,401 14,016 17,226
Total 26,565 27,375 33,126
55–59      
Male 10,029 12,570 13,332
Female 10,098 12,804 14,220
Total 20,127 25,374 27,555
60–64      
Male 8,103 9,324 11,907
Female 8,532 9,723 12,465
Total 16,635 19,044 24,372
65–69      
Male 6,597 7,419 9,786
Female 7,011 8,046 10,473
Total 13,608 15,465 20,262
70–74      
Male 5,775 5,772 7,248
Female 6,498 6,414 8,043
Total 12,273 12,189 15,294
75–79      
Male 4,161 4,683 4,920
Female 5,556 5,697 5,880
Total 9,717 10,380 10,803
80–84      
Male 2,289 2,991 3,564
Female 4,011 4,539 4,815
Total 6,297 7,527 8,379
85 and over      
Male 1,452 1,788 2,676
Female 3,579 4,059 4,851
Total 5,031 5,844 7,530
Total people 423,765 448,956 471,315
       
Median age      
Male 33.6 34.7 36.4
Female 34.8 35.9 38.0
Total people 34.2 35.3 37.2

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Age and median age by sex of Māori in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Age group (years) and sex 2001 2006 2013
0–4      
Male 3411 3333 3444
Female 3228 3174 3270
Total 6639 6507 6714
5–9      
Male 3168 3219 3246
Female 2970 3162 3084
Total 6138 6381 6327
10–14      
Male 2988 3141 2982
Female 2865 3012 2967
Total 5853 6153 5949
15–19      
Male 2268 2838 2886
Female 2382 2901 2865
Total 4650 5742 5751
20–24      
Male 2187 2112 2487
Female 2415 2493 2841
Total 4602 4605 5325
25–29      
Male 1998 1905 1692
Female 2358 2211 2040
Total 4356 4113 3732
30–34      
Male 1971 1926 1713
Female 2142 2319 1926
Total 4110 4245 3636
35–39      
Male 1791 1818 1728
Female 2040 2175 2061
Total 3831 3996 3789
40–44      
Male 1464 1719 1758
Female 1728 1968 2148
Total 3195 3687 3906
45–49      
Male 1182 1398 1683
Female 1197 1662 1770
Total 2379 3060 3453
50–54      
Male 900 1116 1407
Female 969 1185 1722
Total 1869 2301 3132
55–59      
Male 645 840 1059
Female 615 906 1236
Total 1257 1746 2295
60–64      
Male 492 540 834
Female 468 561 891
Total 960 1098 1722
65–69      
Male 321 414 495
Female 315 426 609
Total 636 840 1101
70–74      
Male 153 252 369
Female 204 264 393
Total 360 519 762
75–79      
Male 69 111 201
Female 102 147 234
Total 171 255 438
80–84      
Male 21 42 81
Female 48 96 117
Total 66 138 201
85 and over      
Male 12 15 24
Female 30 39 84
Total 45 54 108
Total people 51,123 55,437 58,335
       
Median age      
Male 21.5 21.9 22.9
Female 23.3 24.2 25.2
Total people 22.4 23.1 24.1

Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

2013 Census

Ethnic groups of people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Ethnic groups(1) Wellington Region New Zealand
European 345,183 2,969,391
Māori 58,338 598,602
Pacific peoples 36,102 295,944
Asian 47,235 471,708
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 6,576 46,953
Other ethnicity    
New Zealander 7,977 65,976
Other ethnicity nec 225 1,788
Total other ethnicity 8,199 67,752
Total people stated 448,560 4,011,399
Not elsewhere included(2) 22,755 230,649
Total people 471,315 4,242,048

1. Includes all people who stated each ethnic group, whether as their only ethnic group or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group.
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
nec = not elsewhere classified.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Ethnic groups of people in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Ethnic groups(1) 2001 2006 2013
European 331,509 302,973 345,183
Māori 51,120 55,434 58,338
Pacific peoples 32,283 34,752 36,102
Asian 27,822 36,480 47,235
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African(2) 3,684 5,346 6,576
Other ethnicity(3)      
New Zealander .. 47,196 7,977
Other ethnicity nec 105 159 225
Total other ethnicity 105 47,352 8,199
Total people stated 409,881 434,031 448,560
Not elsewhere included(4) 13,884 14,925 22,755
Total people 423,765 448,956 471,315

1. Includes all people who stated each ethnic group, whether as their only ethnic group or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group.
2. Middle Eastern, Latin American, and African was introduced as a new category for the 2006 Census. Previously, Middle Eastern, Latin American, and African responses were allocated to the 'other ethnicity' category.
3. Consists of responses for a number of small ethnic groups and for New Zealander. New Zealander was included as a new category for the 2006 Census.  In 2001, New Zealander was counted in the European category.
4. In 2001, consisted of Black, other not further defined, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
nec = not elsewhere classified.
Symbol: .. figure not available
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace

2013 Census

Birthplace of people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Wellington Region New Zealand
New Zealand 332,877 2,980,827
Australia(1) 6,915 62,715
Pacific Islands(2) 14,961 151,530
UK and Ireland 36,027 265,203
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 9,720 71,430
North America 4,818 31,263
Asia 29,895 316,470
Middle East and Africa 9,177 90,285
Other 1,515 12,891
Total people stated 445,908 3,982,611
Not elsewhere included(3) 25,407 259,434
Total people 471,315 4,242,048

1. Includes Australian external territories.
2. Consists of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
3. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace of Māori in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Birthplace Wellington Region New Zealand
New Zealand 56,628 579,639
Overseas 1,035 10,713
Total people stated 57,663 590,352
Not elsewhere included(1) 672 8,250
Total people 58,338 598,605

1. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Birthplace of people in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 323,658 331,743 332,877
Australia(1) 6,081 6,915 6,915
Pacific Islands(2) 14,640 15,267 14,961
UK and Ireland 31,491 33,894 36,027
Europe (excluding UK and Ireland) 8,712 9,324 9,720
North America 2,943 3,762 4,818
Asia 16,803 22,896 29,895
Middle East and Africa 5,238 7,677 9,177
Other 618 834 1,515
Total people stated 410,184 432,309 445,908
Not elsewhere included(3) 13,581 16,647 25,407
Total people 423,765 448,956 471,315

1. Includes Australian external territories.
2. Consists of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
3. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace of Māori in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Birthplace 2001 2006 2013
New Zealand 49,935 53,814 56,628
Overseas 663 840 1,035
Total people stated 50,595 54,651 57,663
Not elsewhere included(1) 525 783 672
Total people 51,123 55,434 58,338

1. Consists of inadequately described and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Languages spoken

2013 Census

Languages spoken by people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Wellington Region New Zealand
English 430,107 3,819,972
Māori 15,618 148,395
Samoan 14,691 86,403
NZ Sign Language 3,504 20,235
Other 66,285 590,154
None(2) 8,577 67,509
Total people stated 445,155 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(3) 28,638 277,614
Total people 471,315 4,242,048

1. Includes all people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they were counted in each applicable group.   
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.     
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Languages spoken by Māori in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Languages spoken(1) Wellington Region New Zealand
English 55,527 567,081
Māori 11,838 125,352
Samoan 669 3,753
NZ Sign Language 639 4,614
Other 1,152 9,000
None(2) 1,506 13,158
Total people stated 57,522 588,267
Not elsewhere included(3) 1,068 11,532
Total people 58,338 598,602

1. Includes all people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they were counted in each applicable group.   
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.     
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Languages spoken by people in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 392,481 415,851 430,107
Māori 16,173 15,699 15,618
Samoan 14,643 14,514 14,691
NZ Sign Language 2,757 2,565 3,504
Other 50,025 59,700 66,285
None(2) 9,255 8,706 8,577
Total people stated 407,916 431,541 445,155
Not elsewhere included(3) 16,848 18,123 28,638
Total people 423,765 448,956 471,315

1. Includes all people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they were counted in each applicable group.   
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.     
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Languages spoken by Māori in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Languages spoken(1) 2001 2006 2013
English 48,129 52,434 55,527
Māori 12,420 12,552 11,838
Samoan 582 558 669
NZ Sign Language 573 471 639
Other 1,089 1,143 1,152
None(2) 1,857 1,569 1,506
Total people stated 50,517 54,600 57,522
Not elsewhere included(3) 732 924 1,068
Total people 51,120 55,437 58,338

1. Includes all people who stated each language spoken, whether as their only language or as one of several languages. Where a person reported more than one language spoken, they were counted in each applicable group.   
2. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language.     
3. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken

2013 Census

Number of languages spoken by people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Wellington Region New Zealand
None(1) 7,746 65,853
One 349,971 3,169,596
Two 71,667 621,030
Three 11,346 91,458
Four 3,477 19,434
Five 738 4,611
Six 210 1,380
Total people stated 445,155 3,973,359
Not elsewhere included(2) 26,160 268,692
Total people 471,315 4,242,048

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken by Māori in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Number of languages spoken Wellington Region New Zealand
None(1) 1,377 12,828
One 43,839 450,054
Two 11,127 117,108
Three 804 6,459
Four 306 1,341
Five 57 312
Six 15 165
Total people stated 57,522 588,267
Not elsewhere included(2) 813 10,335
Total people 58,338 598,602

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Number of languages spoken by people in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 9,162 8,658 7,746
One 325,743 341,046 349,971
Two 59,451 67,584 71,667
Three 10,368 10,932 11,346
Four 2,805 2,433 3,477
Five 285 672 738
Six 96 213 210
Total people stated 407,916 431,541 445,155
Not elsewhere included(2) 15,849 17,415 26,160
Total people 423,765 448,956 471,315

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Number of languages spoken by Māori in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Number of languages spoken 2001 2006 2013
None(1) 1,839 1,551 1,377
One 35,832 40,077 43,839
Two 11,682 11,901 11,127
Three 879 843 804
Four 195 162 306
Five 66 39 57
Six 24 24 15
Total people stated 50,517 54,603 57,522
Not elsewhere included(2) 603 834 813
Total people 51,123 55,437 58,338

1. Consists of people who were too young to talk or unable to speak a language. 
2. Consists of don't know, refused to answer, response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Relationship status

Legally registered relationship status

2013 Census

Legally registered relationship status of people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Legally registered relationship status Wellington Region New Zealand
Never married(1) 135,882 1,068,495
Married (not separated) 157,218 1,469,814
Separated(2) 11,184 106,248
Divorced or dissolved(3) 25,992 240,888
Widowed(4) 17,754 171,312
Total people stated 348,030 3,056,763
Not elsewhere included(5) 31,278 319,656
Total people 379,311 3,376,416

1. Includes people never in a civil union.
2. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
3. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
4. Includes surviving civil union partners.
5. Consists of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Legally registered relationship status of Māori in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Legally registered relationship status Wellington Region New Zealand
Never married(1) 21,837 204,042
Married (not separated) 9,723 101,961
Separated(2) 1,536 17,550
Divorced or dissolved(3) 2,295 23,703
Widowed(4) 1,152 14,778
Total people stated 36,543 362,031
Not elsewhere included(5) 2,802 34,254
Total people 39,345 396,285

1. Includes people never in a civil union.
2. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.  
3. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
4. Includes surviving civil union partners.
5. Consists of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Legally registered relationship status of people in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Legally registered relationship status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Never married(3) 112,584 126,246 135,882
Married (not separated) 148,011 151,884 157,218
Separated(4) 11,817 11,823 11,184
Divorced or dissolved(5) 21,129 24,738 25,992
Widowed(6) 18,645 18,360 17,754
Total people stated 312,186 333,048 348,030
Not elsewhere included(7) 18,789 23,463 31,278
Total people 330,975 356,508 379,311

1. Previously legal marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census
3. Includes people never in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
5. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
6. In 2006, this category was widowed or bereaved civil union partner. Includes surviving civil union partners.
7. In 2001, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Legally registered relationship status of Māori in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Legally registered relationship status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Never married(3) 17,343 19,539 21,837
Married (not separated) 8,844 8,997 9,723
Separated(4) 1,602 1,737 1,536
Divorced or dissolved(5) 1,815 2,220 2,295
Widowed(6) 930 1,068 1,152
Total people stated 30,534 33,564 36,543
Not elsewhere included(7) 1,959 2,832 2,802
Total people 32,490 36,396 39,345

1. Previously legal marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Includes people never in a civil union.
4. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
5. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
6. In 2006, this category was widowed or bereaved civil union partner. Includes surviving civil union partners.
7. In 2001, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable, not stated, and joined in a civil union (not separated).
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Partnership status in current relationship

2013 Census

Partnership status in current relationship of people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Partnership status Wellington Region New Zealand
Partnered    
Spouse(1) 153,420 1,430,379
De facto partner(2) 51,540 409,380
Partnered, nfd(3) 6,306 60,879
Total partnered 211,269 1,900,638
Non-partnered    
Never married(4) 94,365 752,868
Separated (marriage or civil union)(5) 8,403 79,698
Divorced or dissolved(6) 16,584 153,120
Widowed(7) 15,558 147,594
Non-partnered, nfd 10,347 104,856
Total non-partnered 145,257 1,238,133
Total people stated 356,526 3,138,771
Not stated 22,785 237,645
Total people 379,311 3,376,416

1. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
2. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
3. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
4. Includes people never in a civil union.
5. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
6. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
7. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Partnership status in current relationship of Māori in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Partnership status Wellington Region New Zealand
Partnered    
Spouse(1) 9,396 97,734
De facto partner(2) 7,509 71,475
Partnered, nfd(3) 699 8,418
Total partnered 17,607 177,627
Non-partnered    
Never married(4) 14,964 138,759
Separated (marriage or civil union)(5) 1,155 13,248
Divorced or dissolved(6) 1,482 15,342
Widowed(7) 990 12,252
Non-partnered, nfd 1,896 22,473
Total non-partnered 20,493 202,077
Total people stated 38,100 379,701
Not stated 1,245 16,584
Total people 39,345 396,285

1. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
2. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
3. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
4. Includes people never in a civil union.
5. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
6. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
7. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Partnership status in current relationship of people in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Partnership status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Partnered      
Spouse(3) 144,894 148,776 153,420
De facto partner(4) 38,457 47,586 51,540
Partnered, nfd(5) 3,372 4,770 6,306
Total partnered 186,723 201,129 211,269
Non-partnered      
Never married(6) 81,585 87,924 94,365
Separated (marriage or civil union)(7) 8,715 8,739 8,403
Divorced or dissolved(8) 13,365 15,324 16,584
Widowed(9) 16,044 15,987 15,558
Non-partnered, nfd 6,882 8,625 10,347
Total non-partnered 126,591 136,605 145,257
Total people stated 313,317 337,734 356,526
Not stated 17,658 18,777 22,785
Total people 330,975 356,511 379,311

1. Previously social marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
4. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
5. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
6. Includes people never in a civil union.
7. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
8. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
9. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


 

Partnership status in current relationship of Māori in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Partnership status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Partnered      
Spouse(3) 8,484 8,712 9,396
De facto partner(4) 6,060 7,128 7,509
Partnered, nfd(5) 420 732 699
Total partnered 14,964 16,572 17,607
Non-partnered      
Never married(6) 11,646 12,942 14,964
Separated (marriage or civil union)(7) 1,161 1,287 1,155
Divorced or dissolved(8) 1,119 1,323 1,482
Widowed(9) 720 837 990
Non-partnered, nfd 1,383 1,629 1,896
Total non-partnered 16,029 18,018 20,493
Total people stated 30,996 34,590 38,100
Not stated 1,497 1,806 1,245
Total people 32,490 36,396 39,345

1. Previously social marital status.
2. Information on civil unions was first collected in the 2006 Census.
3. Applies only to married people, not those in civil unions.
4. A person who usually resides with another as a couple in a relationship in the nature of marriage or civil union and who is not married to, or in a civil union with, the other person. This was known as partnered – other partnership in previous censuses.
5. Consists of partnered, not further defined, and civil union partner.
6. Includes people never in a civil union.
7. Includes people who are still legally married or in a civil union but permanently separated.
8. Includes dissolved marriages (also known as divorced) and dissolved civil unions.
9. Includes surviving civil union partners.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
nfd = not further defined.
See information on relationship status
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Qualifications

2013 Census

Highest qualification of people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Highest qualification Wellington Region New Zealand
No qualification 55,083 628,380
Level 1 certificate 37,287 389,913
Level 2 certificate 36,330 320,388
Level 3 certificate 38,244 289,062
Level 4 certificate 29,766 291,975
Level 5 or level 6 diploma(1) 30,843 278,091
Bachelor's degree and level 7 qualifications 60,717 408,441
Post-graduate and honours degrees 15,963 86,601
Master's degree 15,768 83,949
Doctorate degree 4,083 22,317
Overseas secondary school qualification 19,650 201,519
Total people stated 343,731 3,000,633
Not elsewhere included(2) 35,580 375,783
Total people 379,311 3,376,419

1. Consists of level 5 and level 6 diploma responses. These categories have been combined due to data quality concerns.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Highest qualification of Māori in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Highest qualification Wellington Region New Zealand
No qualification 9,660 119,544
Level 1 certificate 5,712 60,894
Level 2 certificate 5,157 46,467
Level 3 certificate 4,881 40,542
Level 4 certificate 3,159 31,533
Level 5 or level 6 diploma(1) 2,466 22,461
Bachelor's degree and level 7 qualifications 3,690 27,057
Post-graduate and honours degrees 789 4,752
Master's degree 669 3,600
Doctorate degree 102 669
Overseas secondary school qualification 156 1,773
Total people stated 36,441 359,283
Not elsewhere included(2) 2,904 37,002
Total people 39,345 396,285

1. Consists of level 5 and level 6 diploma responses. These categories have been combined due to data quality concerns.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2006–2013 Censuses

Highest qualification of people in Wellington Region
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Highest qualification 2006 2013
No qualification 64,611 55,083
Level 1 certificate 39,231 37,287
Level 2 certificate 36,060 36,330
Level 3 certificate 32,601 38,244
Level 4 certificate 29,679 29,766
Level 5 or level 6 diploma(1) 31,266 30,843
Bachelor's degree and level 7 qualifications 50,367 60,717
Post-graduate and honours degrees 10,539 15,963
Master's degree 11,265 15,768
Doctorate degree 3,102 4,083
Overseas secondary school qualification 17,973 19,650
Total people stated 326,688 343,731
Not elsewhere included(2) 29,820 35,580
Total people 356,511 379,311

1. Consists of level 5 and level 6 diploma responses. These categories have been combined due to data quality concerns.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Highest qualification of Māori in Wellington Region
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Highest qualification 2006 2013
No qualification 10,902 9,660
Level 1 certificate 5,562 5,712
Level 2 certificate 4,290 5,157
Level 3 certificate 3,678 4,881
Level 4 certificate 2,703 3,159
Level 5 or level 6 diploma(1) 2,265 2,466
Bachelor's degree and level 7 qualifications 2,706 3,690
Post-graduate and honours degrees 441 789
Master's degree 447 669
Doctorate degree 57 102
Overseas secondary school qualification 141 156
Total people stated 33,189 36,441
Not elsewhere included(2) 3,207 2,904
Total people 36,396 39,345

1. Consists of level 5 and level 6 diploma responses. These categories have been combined due to data quality concerns.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Work

Work and labour force status

2013 Census

Work and labour force status of people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Work and labour force status(1) Wellington Region New Zealand
Employed full time 184,422 1,541,061
Employed part time 51,186 459,945
Total employed 235,605 2,001,006
Unemployed 18,312 153,210
Total labour force 253,917 2,154,219
Not in the labour force 108,855 1,058,100
Total people stated 362,772 3,212,316
Status unidentifiable 16,539 164,100
Total people 379,311 3,376,419

1. A person's work and labour force status in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Employment and unemployment rates of people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Employment status(1)(2) Wellington Region (percent) New Zealand
Employed full time 72.6 71.5
Employed part time 20.2 21.4
Unemployed 7.2 7.1

1. A person's employment status in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
2. Employment and unemployment rates are calculated using the total number of people in the labour force.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Work and labour force status of Māori in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Work and labour force status(1) Wellington Region New Zealand
Employed full time 18,723 172,113
Employed part time 5,220 51,810
Total employed 23,943 223,923
Unemployed 4,008 41,292
Total labour force 27,948 265,218
Not in the labour force 11,394 131,067
Total people stated 39,345 396,288
Status unidentifiable
Total people 39,345 396,288

1. A person's work and labour force status in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Employment and unemployment rates of Māori in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Employment status(1)(2) Wellington Region (percent) New Zealand
Employed full time 67.0 64.9
Employed part time 18.7 19.5
Unemployed 14.3 15.6

1. A person's employment status in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
2. Employment and unemployment rates are calculated using the total number of people in the labour force.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Work and labour force status of people in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Work and labour force status(1) 2001 2006 2013
Employed full time 163,548 182,856 184,422
Employed part time 45,324 50,760 51,186
Total employed 208,869 233,616 235,605
Unemployed 15,957 12,753 18,312
Total labour force 224,826 246,372 253,917
Not in the labour force 98,112 100,725 108,855
Total people stated 322,941 347,097 362,772
Status unidentifiable 8,034 9,414 16,539
Total people 330,975 356,508 379,311

1. A person's work and labour force status in the seven days ending 4 March 2001, 5 March 2006, and 3 March 2013.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Employment and unemployment rates of people in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Employment status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Employed full time 72.7 74.2 72.6
Employed part time 20.2 20.6 20.2
Unemployed 7.1 5.2 7.2

1. A person's employment status in the seven days ending 4 March 2001, 5 March 2006, and 3 March 2013.
2. Employment and unemployment rates are calculated using the total number of people in the labour force.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Work and labour force status of Māori in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Work and labour force status(1) 2001 2006 2013
Employed full time 15,783 18,912 18,723
Employed part time 4,374 4,938 5,220
Total employed 20,157 23,847 23,943
Unemployed 3,420 2,667 4,008
Total labour force 23,574 26,514 27,948
Not in the labour force 8,916 9,882 11,394
Total people stated 32,493 36,396 39,345
Status unidentifiable
Total people 32,490 36,396 39,345

1. A person's work and labour force status in the seven days ending 4 March 2001, 5 March 2006, and 3 March 2013.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Symbol: ... not applicable
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Employment and unemployment rates of Māori in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Employment status(1)(2) 2001 2006 2013
Employed full time 67.0 71.3 67.0
Employed part time 18.5 18.6 18.7
Unemployed 14.5 10.1 14.3

1. A person's employment status in the seven days ending 4 March 2001, 5 March 2006, and 3 March 2013.
2. Employment and unemployment rates are calculated using the total number of people in the labour force.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Occupation

2013 Census

Occupation of employed people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Occupation(1)(2) Wellington Region New Zealand
Managers 39,264 356,076
Professionals 67,311 426,696
Technicians and trade workers 22,707 227,814
Community and personal service workers 20,199 171,036
Clerical and administration workers 30,282 227,991
Sales workers 19,863 176,817
Machinery operators and workers 7,971 103,575
Labourers 15,717 210,588
Total people stated 223,317 1,900,602
Not elsewhere included(3) 12,288 100,407
Total people 235,608 2,001,009

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO V1.1).  This occupation classification has five levels. Level one is called major group and is the least detailed (nine categories). 
2. A person's occupation in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the employed census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Occupation of employed Māori in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Occupation(1)(2) Wellington Region New Zealand
Managers 3,111 27,321
Professionals 4,662 34,197
Technicians and trade workers 2,433 23,433
Community and personal service workers 2,610 24,636
Clerical and administration workers 3,120 22,191
Sales workers 2,133 17,412
Machinery operators and workers 1,467 18,579
Labourers 2,769 40,488
Total people stated 22,314 208,260
Not elsewhere included(3) 1,629 15,666
Total people 23,943 223,923

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO V1.1).  This occupation classification has five levels. Level one is called major group and is the least detailed (nine categories). 
2. A person's occupation in the seven days ending 3 March 2013.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the employed Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2006–2013 Censuses

Occupation of employed people in Wellington Region
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Occupation(1)(2) 2006 2013
Managers 37,764 39,264
Professionals 60,345 67,311
Technicians and trade workers 24,861 22,707
Community and personal service workers 18,255 20,199
Clerical and administration workers 33,498 30,282
Sales workers 21,486 19,863
Machinery operators and workers 9,468 7,971
Labourers 16,668 15,717
Total people stated 222,345 223,317
Not elsewhere included(3) 11,271 12,288
Total people 233,616 235,608

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO V1.1). This occupation classification has five levels. Level one is called major group and is the least detailed (nine categories). 
2. A person's occupation in the seven days ending 5 March 2006 and 3 March 2013.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the employed census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Occupation of employed Māori in Wellington Region
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Occupation(1)(2) 2006 2013
Managers 2,754 3,111
Professionals 4,041 4,662
Technicians and trade workers 2,661 2,433
Community and personal service workers 2,439 2,610
Clerical and administration workers 3,288 3,120
Sales workers 2,094 2,133
Machinery operators and workers 1,878 1,467
Labourers 3,078 2,769
Total people stated 22,233 22,314
Not elsewhere included(3) 1,617 1,629
Total people 23,847 23,943

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO V1.1). This occupation classification has five levels. Level one is called major group and is the least detailed (nine categories). 
2. A person's occupation in the seven days ending 5 March 2006 and 3 March 2013.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable, response outside scope, and not stated.
Note: The Māori population is the employed Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Income

2013 Census

Total personal income of people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Income(1) Wellington Region New Zealand
Loss 1,458 17,049
Zero income 24,924 242,505
$1–$5,000 21,237 186,921
$5,001–$10,000 18,198 164,967
$10,001–$15,000 26,934 267,585
$15,001–$20,000 28,716 286,443
$20,001–$25,000 23,535 227,247
$25,001–$30,000 19,536 190,746
$30,001–$35,000 17,832 174,291
$35,001–$40,000 19,908 187,821
$40,001–$50,000 32,238 290,163
$50,001–$60,000 26,727 226,155
$60,001–$70,000 20,757 169,209
$70,001–$100,000 34,260 238,215
$100,001–$150,000 20,160 111,126
$150,001 or more 12,078 70,044
Total people stated 348,498 3,050,490
Not stated 30,810 325,929
Total people 379,311 3,376,419
     
Median income ($)(2) 32,700 28,500

1. A person's total personal income in the 12 months ending 31 March 2013.
2. Median personal income is rounded to the nearest $100.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Total personal income of Māori in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Income(1) Wellington Region New Zealand
Loss 192 2,484
Zero income 3,720 38,355
$1–$5,000 2,715 27,798
$5,001–$10,000 2,511 26,763
$10,001–$15,000 3,357 38,361
$15,001–$20,000 3,072 34,728
$20,001–$25,000 2,505 26,907
$25,001–$30,000 2,265 24,960
$30,001–$35,000 2,163 21,792
$35,001–$40,000 2,424 23,679
$40,001–$50,000 3,453 32,148
$50,001–$60,000 2,556 22,875
$60,001–$70,000 1,809 15,504
$70,001–$100,000 2,454 18,363
$100,001–$150,000 1,083 6,180
$150,001 or more 534 3,045
Total people stated 36,819 363,939
Not stated 2,529 32,349
Total people 39,345 396,288
     
Median income ($)(2) 25,700 22,500

1. A person's total personal income in the 12 months ending 31 March 2013.
2. Median personal income is rounded to the nearest $100.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2006–2013 Censuses

Total personal income of people in Wellington Region
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Income(1) 2006 2013
Loss 1,305 1,458
Zero income 14,712 24,924
$1–$5,000 24,462 21,237
$5,001–$10,000 23,940 18,201
$10,001–$15,000 35,673 26,934
$15,001–$20,000 26,892 28,716
$20,001–$25,000 22,989 23,535
$25,001–$30,000 22,881 19,533
$30,001–$35,000 21,930 17,832
$35,001–$40,000 23,307 19,911
$40,001–$50,000 31,809 32,238
$50,001–$70,000(2) 37,383 47,484
$70,001–$100,000 21,045 34,263
$100,001 or more(3) 18,642 32,235
Total people stated 326,973 348,498
Not stated 29,538 30,813
Total people 356,511 379,311
     
Median income ($)(4) 28,000 32,700

1. A person's total personal income in the 12 months ending 31 March 2006 and 31 March 2013.
2. In 2013, data was collected for the income categories $50,001–$60,000 and $60,001–$70,000, but for comparability with 2006 these have been merged.
3. In 2013, data was collected for the income categories $100,001–$150,000 and $150,001 or more, but for comparability with 2006 these have been merged.
4. Median personal income is rounded to the nearest $100.
Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Total personal income of Māori in Wellington Region
2006–2013 Censuses
 
Income(1) 2006 2013
Loss 171 195
Zero income 1,863 3,720
$1–$5,000 2,802 2,715
$5,001–$10,000 2,784 2,511
$10,001–$15,000 3,672 3,357
$15,001–$20,000 2,868 3,072
$20,001–$25,000 2,787 2,505
$25,001–$30,000 2,940 2,265
$30,001–$35,000 2,676 2,163
$35,001–$40,000 2,652 2,427
$40,001–$50,000 3,063 3,456
$50,001–$70,000(2) 2,733 4,365
$70,001–$100,000 1,158 2,454
$100,001 or more(3) 705 1,617
Total people stated 32,883 36,816
Not stated 3,513 2,526
Total people 36,396 39,345
     
Median income ($)(4) 24,100 25,700

1. A person's total personal income in the 12 months ending 31 March 2006 and 31 March 2013.
2. In 2013, data was collected for the income categories $50,001–$60,000 and $60,001–$70,000, but for comparability with 2006 these have been merged.
3. In 2013, data was collected for the income categories $100,001–$150,000 and $150,001 or more, but for comparability with 2006 these have been merged.
4. Median personal income is rounded to the nearest $100.
Note: The Māori population is the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their only ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.


Families

2013 Census

Family type in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
Family type Wellington Region New Zealand
Couple without children 51,204 465,303
Couple with child(ren) 52,500 469,287
One parent with child(ren) 21,237 201,804
Total families 124,944 1,136,397

Note: All figures are for families in occupied private dwellings
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Family type in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses

Family type 2001 2006 2013
Couple without children 42,456 47,064 51,204
Couple with child(ren) 47,199 49,905 52,500
One parent with child(ren) 19,686 20,736 21,237
Total families 109,344 117,705 124,944

Note: All figures are for families in occupied private dwellings
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.

Households

2013 Census

Household composition in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census

Household composition Wellington Region New Zealand
One-family household (with or without other people) 115,236 1,030,497
Two-family household (with or without other people) 4,485 47,433
Three or more family household (with or without other people) 240 3,588
Other multi-person household 9,738 72,384
One-person household 42,549 355,242
Total households stated 172,248 1,509,144
Household composition unidentifiable 3,888 40,746
Total households 176,133 1,549,890

Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Household composition in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses

Household composition 2001 2006 2013
One-family household (with or without other people) 103,485 110,067 115,233
Two-family household (with or without other people) 2,736 3,528 4,488
Three or more family household (with or without other people) 126 189 243
Other multi-person household 9,423 9,981 9,735
One-person household 37,563 40,698 42,549
Total households stated 153,333 164,463 172,245
Household composition unidentifiable 2,508 2,514 3,885
Total households 155,841 166,974 176,133

Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.

Phone, fax, and Internet

2013 Census

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census

Access to telecommunication systems(1) Wellington Region New Zealand
No access 2,190 24,135
Cellphone/mobile phone 143,781 1,230,171
Telephone 143,184 1,257,195
Fax machine 19,620 214,557
Internet 136,014 1,128,738
Total households stated 168,396 1,469,946
Not elsewhere included(2) 7,737 79,941
Total households 176,133 1,549,890

1. Households reporting more than one way to access telecommunication systems were counted in each stated category. Therefore the total responses in the table will be more than the total number of households.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses

Access to telecommunication systems(1) 2001 2006 2013
No access 4,068 2,628 2,190
Cellphone/mobile phone(2) .. 123,036 143,778
Telephone 146,484 150,189 143,184
Fax machine 34,926 33,993 19,620
Internet 66,678 105,549 136,011
Total households stated 150,693 161,250 168,396
Not elsewhere included(3) 5,148 5,724 7,740
Total households 155,841 166,971 176,133

1. Households reporting more than one way to access telecommunication systems were counted in each stated category. Therefore the total responses in the table will be more than the total number of households.
2. In 2001, these were included with telephones. In 2006 and 2013 there was a separate category for cellphones/mobile phones.
3. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Symbol: .. figure not available
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.

Transport

Access to motor vehicles

2013 Census

Access to motor vehicles in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Access to motor vehicles Wellington Region New Zealand
No access 19,656 116,379
One 73,995 552,813
Two 56,187 565,095
Three or more 18,684 237,471
Total households stated 168,522 1,471,758
Not elsewhere included(1) 7,611 78,132
Total households 176,133 1,549,890

1. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Access to motor vehicles in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Access to motor vehicles 2001 2006 2013
No access 19,698 18,930 19,656
One 67,308 70,143 73,992
Two 48,528 54,012 56,187
Three or more 15,003 18,201 18,684
Total households stated 150,537 161,289 168,522
Not elsewhere included(1) 5,307 5,688 7,611
Total households 155,841 166,971 176,133

1. In 2001, consisted of not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Main means of travel to work

2013 Census

Main means of travel to work for employed people in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census
 
Main means of travel to work Wellington Region New Zealand
Worked at home 14,517 169,674
Did not go to work today 24,387 207,141
Drove a private car, truck or van 91,548 971,730
Drove a company car, truck or van 20,040 217,407
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus 10,554 76,437
Public bus 18,003 64,380
Train 14,646 24,639
Motor cycle or power cycle 3,036 26,205
Bicycle 5,742 44,184
Walked or jogged 23,001 106,119
Other 2,523 18,333
Total people stated 227,988 1,926,252
Not elsewhere included(1) 7,617 74,757
Total people 235,605 2,001,006

1. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the employed census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Main means of travel to work for employed people in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses
 
Main means of travel to work 2001 2006 2013
Worked at home 12,708 13,422 14,514
Did not go to work today 23,211 23,574 24,384
Drove a private car, truck or van 86,532 92,208 91,548
Drove a company car, truck or van 18,093 21,117 20,040
Passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus 11,076 12,411 10,554
Public bus 15,072 17,703 18,003
Train 11,871 13,629 14,646
Motor cycle or power cycle 1,656 1,917 3,033
Bicycle 4,041 3,858 5,742
Walked or jogged 16,941 20,649 23,001
Other 1,857 2,073 2,523
Total people stated 203,052 222,558 227,988
Not elsewhere included(1) 5,820 11,058 7,617
Total people 208,872 233,616 235,608

1. In 2001, consisted of not stated. In 2006 and 2013, consisted of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for the employed census usually resident population count aged 15 years and over.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.

Housing

Tenure of household

2013 Census

Tenure of household in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census

Tenure of household Wellington Region New Zealand
Dwelling owned or partly owned    
Mortgage payments made 48,402 398,373
Mortgage payments not made 36,078 308,385
Mortgage arrangements nfd 1,869 18,687
Total households in dwellings owned or partly owned 86,346 725,448
Dwelling not owned and not held in a family trust    
Rent payments made 53,931 453,135
Rent payments not made 4,122 53,889
Rental arrangements nfd 459 5,088
Total households in dwellings not owned and not held in a family trust 58,515 512,109
Dwelling held in a family trust    
Mortgage payments made 9,291 92,439
Mortgage payments not made 11,355 108,384
Mortgage arrangements nfd 1,287 14,457
Total households in dwellings held in a family trust 21,933 215,280
Total households stated 166,794 1,452,837
Not elsewhere included(1) 9,339 97,053
Total households 176,133 1,549,890

1. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
nfd = not further defined.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Tenure of household in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses

Tenure of household(1) 2001 2006 2013
Dwelling owned or partly owned      
Mortgage payments made 52,395 48,540 48,399
Mortgage payments not made 46,326 35,937 36,075
Mortgage arrangements nfd 1,194 2,646 1,869
Total households in dwellings owned or partly owned 99,918 87,123 86,343
Dwelling not owned and not held in a family trust(2)      
Rent payments made 44,430 48,090 53,931
Rent payments not made 4,053 4,890 4,122
Rental arrangements nfd 1,392 600 459
Total households in dwellings not owned and not held in a family trust 49,875 53,583 58,515
Dwelling held in a family trust(3)      
Mortgage payments made .. 7,440 9,291
Mortgage payments not made .. 8,580 11,355
Mortgage arrangements nfd .. 1,362 1,287
Total households in dwellings held in a family trust .. 17,385 21,933
Total households stated 149,790 158,088 166,794
Not elsewhere included(4) 6,048 8,886 9,339
Total households 155,841 166,974 176,133

1. Be careful when comparing data from 2006 or 2013 with previous censuses, as classifications and forms have changed.
2. For 2001 data, this may include some households whose home was in a family trust.
3. Information on family trusts was first collected in 2006.
4. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.
nfd = not further defined.
Symbol: .. figure not available
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Weekly rent

2013 Census

Weekly rent paid by households in Wellington Region and New Zealand
2013 Census

Weekly rent paid(1) Wellington Region New Zealand
Under $50 351 3,858
$50–$79 1,716 14,865
$80–$99 1,893 18,858
$100–$124 1,890 22,347
$125–$149 1,347 13,554
$150–$174 1,767 22,002
$175–$199 2,151 19,266
$200–$249 6,111 53,106
$250–$299 7,419 64,740
$300–$349 7,350 63,801
$350 and over 20,067 139,767
Total households stated 52,062 436,170
Not elsewhere included(2) 1,869 16,965
Total households 53,931 453,135
     
Median rent ($)(3) 300 280

1. Households who do not have their home in a family trust, do not own their home, and make rent payments.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
3. Median weekly rent is rounded to the nearest $10.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


2001–2013 Censuses

Weekly rent paid by households in Wellington Region
2001–2013 Censuses

Weekly rent paid(1) 2001 2006 2013
Under $50 1,395 909 351
$50–$79 4,446 3,012 1,713
$80–$99 2,487 2,139 1,896
$100–$124 3,693 2,676 1,893
$125–$149 3,762 2,808 1,347
$150–$174 5,088 4,728 1,767
$175–$199 4,164 4,122 2,151
$200–$249 7,212 8,412 6,114
$250–$299 4,260 6,438 7,419
$300–$349 2,379 4,134 7,353
$350 and over 3,573 7,542 20,064
Total households stated 42,465 46,920 52,062
Not elsewhere included(2) 1,965 1,173 1,869
Total households 44,430 48,090 53,931
       
Median rent ($)(3) 180 210 300

1. Households who do not have their home in a family trust, do not own their home, and make rent payments.
2. Consists of response unidentifiable and not stated.
3. Median weekly rent is rounded to the nearest $10.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs.
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