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Ruapehu District

Population, dwellings & ethnicity

The Census population of Ruapehu District in 2013 was 11,844, living in 7,203 dwellings with an average household size of 2.48.

The Census provides us with a count of the total population in the Ruapehu District 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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Population (excluding O/S visitors)11,844100.0100.013,572100.0100.0-1,728
Females5,84749.451.66,54048.251.3-693
Males5,99750.648.47,03251.848.7-1,035

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

Dwellings
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Private dwellings4,65964.787.54,94771.988.8-288
Unoccupied private dwellings2,44834.011.91,85727.010.8+591
Pop in private dwellings11,556----13,020-----1,464
Average Household size2.48--2.482.63--2.56-0.15
Non private dwellings961.30.6811.20.4+15
Pop in non private dwellings276----549-----273

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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
PopulationNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Māori descent4,79140.521.35,06437.321.0-273
Speaks Maori1,1649.84.31,3389.94.8-174
New Zealand born10,21586.281.011,45784.484.0-1,242

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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