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Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2007
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  23 October 2007
Highlights
  • The estimated resident population of the South Island reached 1.01 million at 30 June 2007, exceeding one million for the first time.
  • The fastest-growing regions were Auckland (up 1.7 percent) and Canterbury (up 1.3 percent) in the June 2007 year.
  • The Queenstown-Lakes, Selwyn, Rodney and Waimakariri districts were the fastest-growing territorial authorities in the June 2007 year.
  • Over half of all New Zealanders (53.1 percent) were living in four main urban areas (Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch) at 30 June 2007.
  Graph, Regional Population Change.

Geoff Bascand 23 October 2007
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0673
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