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The Wellington Region

Population, dwellings & ethnicity

The Census population of the Wellington Region in 2013 was 471,315, living in 193,914 dwellings with an average household size of 2.60.

The Census provides us with a count of the total population in the Wellington Region in 2013 as well as several sub-populations such as the Māori population and the overseas born. It also enables us to see how these have changed over each Census year period back to 2001. For post 2013 population go to Current population estimate.

Population
Wellington Region20132006Change
Number%North Island %Number%North Island %2006 to 2013
Population (excluding O/S visitors)471,315100.0100.0448,959100.0100.0+22,356
Females243,75351.751.5231,30651.551.3+12,447
Males227,56248.348.5217,65348.548.7+9,909

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Dwellings
Wellington Region20132006Change
Number%North Island %Number%North Island %2006 to 2013
Private dwellings177,16291.489.3168,84992.089.4+8,313
Unoccupied private dwellings16,1018.310.314,2837.810.2+1,818
Pop in private dwellings461,481----441,768----+19,713
Average Household size2.60--2.722.62--2.75-0.01
Non private dwellings6510.30.44950.30.3+156
Pop in non private dwellings9,837----7,197----+2,640

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

The 'Dwellings' table is enumerated data.

Culture and ethnicity
Wellington Region20132006Change
PopulationNumber%North Island %Number%North Island %2006 to 2013
Māori descent65,31013.917.563,29714.118.0+2,013
Speaks Maori12,4502.63.613,4103.04.1-960
New Zealand born332,87770.667.9331,74373.971.1+1,134

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

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