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Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2017 (provisional)
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  24 October 2017
Key facts

In the June 2017 year, estimates of the population usually living in each area indicate: 

  • 15 of New Zealand's 16 regions experienced population growth.
  • Northland (2.4 percent), Auckland (2.6 percent), Waikato (2.4 percent), Bay of Plenty (2.2 percent), and Otago (2.3 percent) regions grew faster than the national average (2.1 percent).
  • Over 80 percent of the population growth was in the North Island, with Auckland accounting for about 43 percent of the growth.
  • 62 of the 67 territorial authority areas had population growth.
  • The fastest-growing territorial authority areas were the Queenstown-Lakes (6.8 percent) and Selwyn (5.7 percent) districts.
  • Median age varies across New Zealand, from 31.6 years (Hamilton) to 52.8 years (Thames-Coromandel).

 

 

See also:

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0673
24 October 2017

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