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Porirua City

Population, dwellings & ethnicity

The Census population of Porirua City in 2013 was 51,720, living in 18,069 dwellings with an average household size of 3.01.

The Census provides us with a count of the total population in the Porirua City 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
Porirua City20132006Change
Number%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Population (excluding O/S visitors)51,720100.0100.048,546100.0100.0+3,174
Females26,81451.851.724,91251.351.5+1,902
Males24,90648.248.323,63448.748.5+1,272

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

Dwellings
Porirua City20132006Change
Number%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Private dwellings16,94793.891.415,51994.292.0+1,428
Unoccupied private dwellings1,0565.88.39125.57.8+144
Pop in private dwellings51,009----47,994----+3,015
Average Household size3.01--2.603.09--2.62-0.08
Non private dwellings660.40.3450.30.3+21
Pop in non private dwellings711----561----+150

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
Porirua City20132006Change
PopulationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Māori descent10,53620.413.910,26621.114.1+270
Speaks Maori2,1814.22.62,2864.73.0-105
New Zealand born36,23470.170.635,26272.673.9+972

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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