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What is

Wellington Region Community Profile

What is is a comprehensive socio-demographic profile of the Wellington Region and its suburbs / localities. The Community Profile presents results from the 2013, 2006 and 2001 Census of Population and Dwellings.

The Community Profile enables analysis of population characteristics for different geographic areas and includes historical data to show how they have changed over time.

The Wellington Region Community Profile has been developed as a website linked to your Council website for ease of access by staff and the community, it can also be accessed directly at:

What does it look like?

Information is presented in a variety of formats. These include charts with comparative data and rates of change, tables with options for benchmarking and written analysis on trends and key points of interest.

Information is accessed from a menu with options for viewing the information for different geographic areas. You can also export reports and query the associated data sets.

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What information is included?

Wellington Region Community Profile is structured around four main questions. Within each of these, more detailed information is presented.


  • Population
  • Service age groups
  • Five year age groups
  • Single year of age


  • Ethnic groups
  • Māori descent
  • Birthplace
  • Languages spoken
  • Religion
  • Overseas arrivals


  • Qualifications
  • Field of qualifications


  • Smoking behaviour


  • Employment status
  • Industries
  • Occupations
  • Method of travel to work

Unpaid work

  • Unpaid work


  • Individual income
  • Individual income quartiles
  • Household income
  • Household income quartiles
  • Sources of household income


  • Family types
  • Household types
  • Household size


  • Dwelling type
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Telecommunication access
  • Number of cars

Housing tenure

  • Tenure overview
  • Housing rental payments
  • Housing rental quartiles

Migration profile

  • Migration summary
  • Migration by location

Journey to work

  • Workers' place of residence
  • Residents' place of work

Deprivation index

  • Deprivation index

For which geographic areas?

The Wellington Region Community Profile provides comprehensive data for the following geographic areas:

Small Area
  • Carterton District
  • Hutt City
  • Kāpiti Coast District
  • Masterton District
  • Porirua City
  • South Wairarapa District
  • Whaitua Catchment
  • Kāpiti Coast
  • Ruamāhanga
  • Te Awarua o Porirua
  • Benchmarks
  • North Island
  • New Zealand
  • Auckland Council
  • Bay of Plenty Region
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Environment Southland
  • Wellington City
  • Hawke's Bay Region
  • Horizons Region
  • Northland Region
  • Otago Region
  • Taranaki Region
  • Waikato Region
  • West Coast Region
  • Carterton District
  • Hutt City
  • Kāpiti Coast District
  • Masterton District
  • Porirua City
  • South Wairarapa District
  • Upper Hutt City
  • Wellington City
  • Kāpiti Coast
  • Ruamāhanga
  • Te Awarua o Porirua
  • Wairarapa Coast
  • Wellington Harbour - Hutt Valley
  • How can I access Wellington Region Community Profile?

    The Wellington Region Community Profile can be accessed via the Wellington Region website or at: