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Subnational Population Projections: 2006 (base)–2031 update
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  24 February 2010
Highlights

Under all projections series:

  • Population growth is projected to slow in all 16 regions between 2006 and 2031.
  • All regions, cities, and districts will be home to more people aged 65 years and over in 2031.

Under the medium series:

  • Deaths will outnumber births in over one-third of territorial authority areas by 2031.
  • Two-fifths of New Zealand's 73 territorial authority areas will have fewer residents in 2031 than in 2006.
  • Sixty percent of New Zealand's population growth between 2006 and 2031 will be in the Auckland region.

 

   Graph, Projected average annual population change, regional council areas, 2006-2031.
 
Vince Galvin  24 February 2010
Acting Government Statistician

ISSN 1178-0681

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