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Auckland population grows across the boards

The Auckland region grew 2.6 percent (42,700) in the year ended June 2017, with 6 of its 21 local board areas increasing by more than this, Stats NZ said today.

The population increased in all 21 local board areas within Auckland, with 14 local board areas growing faster than the New Zealand average of 2.1 percent. Waitemata was the fastest-growing local board area, increasing 6.7 percent (6,800). The next fastest-growing areas were: Waiheke (4.1 percent), Upper Harbour (4.0 percent), Rodney (3.4 percent), Papakura (3.3 percent), and Hibiscus and Bays (2.9 percent). Franklin, Orakei, Howick, Devonport-Takapuna, and Puketapapa all increased 2.5 percent. The remaining areas grew between 2.4 and 1.1 percent.

In terms of population numbers, Waitemata grew by 6,800 people. The next-largest gains were in Howick (3,700), Hibisicus and Bays (2,900), and Albert-Eden (2,600). While Waiheke grew the fastest in percent terms after Waitemata, the estimated population only grew by 400.

All 21 local board areas experienced gains from both natural increase (births less deaths) and net migration (arrivals less departures). At the subnational level, net migration includes external migration (movements in and out of New Zealand) and internal migration (movements within New Zealand).

Of the 21 local boards, net migration comprised over half the population growth for 15 areas, and of these areas, 10 had net migration making up over three-quarters of the total gain.

Six local boards had over half their gain from natural increase: Mangere-Otahuhu (82 percent), Manurewa (78 percent), Otara-Papatoetoe (77 percent), Maungakiekie-Tamaki (69 percent), Waitakere Ranges (66 percent), and Henderson-Massey (61 percent).

 

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Authorised by Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician, 24 October 2017

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