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Number of Electorates and Electoral Populations: 2013 Census
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  07 October 2013
Key facts
  • The number of electorates will increase from 70 to 71 at the next general election.
  • The number of North Island general electorates will increase from 47 to 48.
  • The number of Māori electorates will remain at seven.
  • The number of general electorates in the South Island is set at 16 by the Electoral Act 1993.
  • In a 120-seat parliament (excluding any overhang seats), a total of 71 electorates will result in 49 list seats being allocated. This is one less list seat than in the 2011 General Election.
  • The Representation Commission can now review the electorate boundaries for the next general election.
Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician
7 October 2013
ISBN 978-0-478-40854-6
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