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Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2008
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  23 October 2008
Highlights
  •  All of New Zealand's 16 regions recorded population growth in the June 2008 year.
  • The fastest-growing regions were Auckland (up 1.5 percent), Marlborough (up 1.2 percent) and Canterbury (up 1.1 percent) in the June 2008 year.
  • Queenstown-Lakes District (up 3.8 percent) and Selwyn District (up 3.2 percent) were the fastest-growing territorial authorities in the June 2008 year.
  • Over half of all New Zealanders (53 percent) were living in four main urban areas (Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch) at 30 June 2008.
  Graph, Regional Population Change, Year ended 30 June 2008.

Geoff Bascand 23 October 2008
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0673
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