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The Wellington Region

Population highlights

Estimated Resident Population,
Wellington Region
Estimated Resident Population,<br /> Wellington Region 2016, Wellington Region: 504,800 2015, Wellington Region: 496,900 2014, Wellington Region: 491,400 2013, Wellington Region: 486,700 2012, Wellington Region: 485,100 2011, Wellington Region: 483,400 2010, Wellington Region: 479,400 2009, Wellington Region: 475,600 2008, Wellington Region: 471,800 2007, Wellington Region: 469,300 2006, Wellington Region: 466,300 2005, Wellington Region: 461,600 2004, Wellington Region: 457,800 2003, Wellington Region: 452,300 2002, Wellington Region: 445,800 2001, Wellington Region: 440,200 2000, Wellington Region: 437,500 1999, Wellington Region: 435,800 1998, Wellington Region: 433,900 1997, Wellington Region: 431,200 1996, Wellington Region: 426,900
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Subnational Population Estimates – information releases for 30th June 2013 and earlier issues. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

The Wellington Region 2013

No significant change since previous Census (less than ±0.5%)
Increased since previous Census
Decreased since previous Census
Median Age
37.2

North Island 38.9

New Zealand 38.0

Bay of Plenty Region 40.6

Environment Southland 39.6

Average household size
2.60 (0.00)

North Island 2.72

New Zealand 2.66

Bay of Plenty Region 2.57

Environment Southland 2.43

Couples with children
42% (-0.4%)

North Island 42%

New Zealand 41%

Bay of Plenty Region 36%

Environment Southland 40%

Households with a mortgage
33% (-0.8%)

North Island 32%

New Zealand 32%

Bay of Plenty Region 29%

Environment Southland 33%

Medium and high density housing
23% (-0.1%)

North Island 18%

New Zealand 17%

Bay of Plenty Region 14%

Environment Southland 7%

Households renting
31% (1.8%)

North Island 30%

New Zealand 29%

Bay of Plenty Region 29%

Environment Southland 23%

Public transport (to work)
14% (0.4%)

North Island 5%

New Zealand 4%

Bay of Plenty Region 1%

Environment Southland 0%

Walked, jogged, cycled to work
12% (1.7%)

North Island 7%

New Zealand 8%

Bay of Plenty Region 6%

Environment Southland 7%

Higher degree
9% (2.5%)

North Island 6%

New Zealand 6%

Bay of Plenty Region 3%

Environment Southland 2%

Māori descent
14% (-0.2%)

North Island 18%

New Zealand 16%

Bay of Plenty Region 28%

Environment Southland 15%

Overseas born
24% (1.6%)

North Island 26%

New Zealand 24%

Bay of Plenty Region 16%

Environment Southland 10%

Low income households
16% (-5.2%)

North Island 18%

New Zealand 19%

Bay of Plenty Region 21%

Environment Southland 21%

Unemployed
7.2% (2.0%)

North Island 7.9%

New Zealand 7.1%

Bay of Plenty Region 9.0%

Environment Southland 4.7%

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