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The Wellington Region

Notes - geography

Census geography

The Community Profile provides population data for the Wellington Region and associated suburbs/localities, aggregated from Meshblocks for the Census years: 2013, 2006 and 2001.


Wellington Region geography

The suburbs and localities in the Community Profile tables are aggregations of whole 2013-Census meshblock geography. While the meshblocks used to collect Census data in 2006 and 2001 differed a little from these, Statistics NZ have concorded the older datasets to the most current meshblock boundaries.

Suburbs and small areas are defined such that they contain a minimum of 11 meshblocks and 543 people in every Census year. This avoids any complications caused by confidentiality rules imposed by Statistics NZ. They are designed to match official suburb/locality boundaries as close as possible, and represent geographic areas which people can relate to on the ground. They have been agreed to with the local authority as representing logical communities within the area.

The small areas used in profile.id do NOT necessarily match up to Statistics NZs “Area Unit (AU)” boundaries, though some may coincide. Some will be larger than Area Units, while others will represent a more detailed breakdown within Area Unit boundaries. Some areas may cross Area Unit boundaries.

The Wellington Region has 13 districts:

Location of Carterton District

Carterton District

Carterton District is located in the southern part of New Zealand’s North Island, about 80 kilometres north-east of the Wellington CBD. The Carterton District is bounded by the Masterton District in the north and north-east, the Pacific Ocean in the south-east, the South Wairarapa District in the south, and the Kāpiti Coast District in the west.

Location of Hutt City

Hutt City

Hutt City is located at the southern end of New Zealand's North Island, about 10-20 kilometres north-east of the Wellington CBD. Hutt City is bounded by Porirua City and Upper Hutt City in the north, the South Wairarapa District Council area in the east, Cook Strait and Wellington Harbour in the south, and Wellington City in the west.

Location of Kāpiti Coast District

Kāpiti Coast District

The Kāpiti Coast District is located on the south-western coast of the lower North Island, about 50 kilometres north of the Wellington CBD. The Kāpiti Coast District is bounded by the Horowhenua District in the north, the Carterton and South Wairarapa Districts in the east, Upper Hutt and Porirua Cites in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Masterton District

Masterton District

The Masterton District is located in the southern part of New Zealand's North Island, about 100 kilometres north-east of the Wellington CBD. The Masterton District is bounded by the Tararua District in the north, the Pacific Ocean in the east, the Carterton District in the south and south-west, and the Horowhenua District in the north-west.

Location of Porirua City

Porirua City

Porirua City is located at the southern end of the North Island, about 25 kilometres north of the Wellington CBD. Porirua City is bounded by the Kāpiti Coast District Council area in the north, Upper Hutt City in the east, Hutt City in the south-east, Wellington City in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of South Wairarapa District

South Wairarapa District

The South Wairarapa District is located at the southern tip of the North Island, about 70 kilometres east of the Wellington CBD. The South Wairarapa District is bounded by the Carterton District in the north, the Pacific Ocean in the east, Cook Strait in the south, and Hutt City, Upper Hutt City and the Kāpiti Coast District in the west.

Location of Upper Hutt City

Upper Hutt City

Upper Hutt City is located at the southern end of the North Island, about 30 kilometres north-east of the Wellington CBD. Upper Hutt City is bounded by the Kāpiti Coast District Council area in the north, the South Wairarapa District Council area in the east, Hutt City in the south, and Porirua City in the west.

Location of Wellington City

Wellington City

Wellington City is the capital of New Zealand. Wellington City is located at the south-western tip of New Zealand's North Island. Wellington City is bounded by Porirua City in the north, Hutt City in the north-east, Wellington Harbour in the south-east, Cook Strait in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Kāpiti Coast

Kāpiti Coast

Kāpiti Coast is located on the south-western coast of the lower North Island, about 50 kilometres north of the Wellington CBD. Kāpiti Coast is bounded by the locality of Mangaore-Manakau in the north, the localities of Mount Holdsworth and Kahutara in the east, the localities of Cloustonville and Paekākāriki Hill in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Ruamāhanga

Ruamāhanga

Ruamāhanga is located in the southern part of the North Island, about 70 kilometres north-east of the Wellington CBD. Ruamāhanga is bounded by the locality of Nireaha-Tiraumea in the north, Whangaehu Valley Road, the localities of Whareama and Te Wharau, State Highway 2 and the locality of Tuturumuri in the east, the Pacific Ocean in the south, and the localities of Pencarrow, Mangaroa, Cloustonville and Ōtaki Forks in the west.

Location of Te Awarua o Porirua

Te Awarua o Porirua

Te Awarua o Porirua is located in the southern part of the North Island, about 20 kilometres north of the Wellington CBD. Te Awarua o Porirua is bounded by the locality of Maungakotukutuku in the north, the localities of Cloustonville, Moonshine Valley, Haywards-Manor Park, Kelson, Belmont and Horokiwi in the east, the localities of Newlands North, Johnsonville East, Johnsonville North, Johnsonville Central and Makara-Ohariu in the south, and the Tasman Sea in the west.

Location of Wairarapa Coast

Wairarapa Coast

Wairarapa Coast is located in the southern part of the North Island, about 80 kilometres north-east of the Wellington CBD. Wairarapa Coast is bounded by the localities of Nireaha-Tiraumea and Mara in the north, the Pacific Ocean in the east and south, and the localities of Kahutara, Mount Holdsworth, Waingawa, Homebush-Te Ore Ore and Kopuaranga in the west.

Location of Wellington Harbour - Hutt Valley

Wellington Harbour - Hutt Valley

Wellington Harbour & Hutt Valley is located at the southern end of the North Island. Wellington Harbour & Hutt Valley is bounded by the localities of Maungakotukutuku and Ōtaki Forks in the north, the locality of Kahutara in the east, Cook Strait in the south, and the Tasman Sea and the localities of Elsdon- Takapūwāhia, Porirua Central, Tawa Central, Tawa South, Churton Park North, Churton Park South, Paparangi West, Paparangi, Woodridge, Grenada Village, Grenada North, Takapu, Adventure, Resolution, Pāuatahanui and Paekākāriki Hill in the west.

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