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Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2015 (provisional)
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  22 October 2015
Key facts

In the June 2015 year the estimates indicate:

  • 15 of New Zealand's 16 regions experienced population growth.
  • Auckland region had the largest percentage growth (2.9 percent), followed by Canterbury (2.1 percent).
  • Auckland region accounted for 50 percent of New Zealand's total population growth; Canterbury's growth accounted for 14 percent.
  • 62 of the 67 territorial authority areas had population growth.
  • The three fastest-growing territorial authority areas were Selwyn district, Queenstown-Lakes district, and Waimakariri district.

 See the commentary and tables for more information, including annual results.

Map, regional population change, year ended 30 June 2015.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0673
22 October 2015

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