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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.
 2013  the Wellington Region North Island New Zealand Bay of Plenty Region Environment Southland
Median Age 37.2 38.9 38.0 40.6 39.6
Average household size 2.60 2.72 2.66 2.57 2.43
Couples with children 42% 42% 41% 36% 40%
Households with a mortgage 33% 32% 32% 29% 33%
Medium and high density housing 23% 18% 17% 14% 7%
Households renting 31% 30% 29% 29% 23%
Public transport (to work) 14% 5% 4% 1% 0%
Walked, jogged, cycled to work 12% 7% 8% 6% 7%
Higher degree 9% 6% 6% 3% 2%
Māori descent 14% 18% 16% 28% 15%
Overseas born 24% 26% 24% 16% 10%
Low income households 16% 18% 19% 21% 21%
Unemployed 7.2% 7.9% 7.1% 9.0% 4.7%
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