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Ruapehu District

Current population estimate

The official population of the Ruapehu District as of the 30th June 2016, is 12,500.

Populations are counted and estimated in various ways. The most comprehensive count of the New Zealand population is derived from the Census of Populations and Dwellings conducted by Statistics New Zealand every 5 years.

The census night population count of an area in New Zealand is a count of all people present in that area on a given census night. This count includes visitors from elsewhere in New Zealand and visitors from overseas who are counted in that area on census night, but excludes residents of that area who are temporarily elsewhere in New Zealand or overseas on census night. However the Census count is not the official population of an area.

To provide a more accurate population figure which is updated more frequently than every 5 years, Statistics New Zealand also produces Estimated Resident Population numbers.

The estimated resident population of New Zealand, or an area in New Zealand, is an estimate of all people who usually live in that area at a given date. It is based on the census usually resident population count, updated for residents missed or counted more than once by the census (net census undercount); residents temporarily overseas on census night; and births, deaths and net migration between census night and the date of the estimate.

The population counts published from the census are not comparable with the estimated resident population.

Estimated resident population figures are updated annually as at 30 June, taking into account births, deaths, internal and overseas migration. In addition, after every Census, estimated resident population figures for the 5 previous years are "backcast", using information from the current Census, to ensure the most accurate figures are available.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Ruapehu District
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
199617,300----
199716,900-400-2.4
199816,500-400-2.4
199916,000-500-3.1
200015,550-450-2.9
200115,000-550-3.7
200214,800-200-1.4
200314,750-50-0.3
200414,500-250-1.7
200514,200-300-2.1
200614,050-150-1.1
200713,700-350-2.6
200813,450-250-1.9
200913,350-100-0.7
201013,150-200-1.5
201112,950-200-1.5
201212,600-350-2.8
201312,450-150-1.2
201412,450----
201512,450----
201612,500+50+0.4

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Subnational Population Estimates - information releases for June 30th June 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Ruapehu District: 12,500 2015, Ruapehu District: 12,450 2014, Ruapehu District: 12,450 2013, Ruapehu District: 12,450 2012, Ruapehu District: 12,600 2011, Ruapehu District: 12,950 2010, Ruapehu District: 13,150 2009, Ruapehu District: 13,350 2008, Ruapehu District: 13,450 2007, Ruapehu District: 13,700 2006, Ruapehu District: 14,050 2005, Ruapehu District: 14,200 2004, Ruapehu District: 14,500 2003, Ruapehu District: 14,750 2002, Ruapehu District: 14,800 2001, Ruapehu District: 15,000 2000, Ruapehu District: 15,550 1999, Ruapehu District: 16,000 1998, Ruapehu District: 16,500 1997, Ruapehu District: 16,900 1996, Ruapehu District: 17,300
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Subnational Population Estimates - information releases for June 30th June 2013 and earlier issues. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2016, Percentage change: +0.4% 2015, Percentage change: 0% 2014, Percentage change: 0% 2013, Percentage change: -1.2% 2012, Percentage change: -2.8% 2011, Percentage change: -1.5% 2010, Percentage change: -1.5% 2009, Percentage change: -0.7% 2008, Percentage change: -1.9% 2007, Percentage change: -2.6% 2006, Percentage change: -1.1% 2005, Percentage change: -2.1% 2004, Percentage change: -1.7% 2003, Percentage change: -0.3% 2002, Percentage change: -1.4% 2001, Percentage change: -3.7% 2000, Percentage change: -2.9% 1999, Percentage change: -3.1% 1998, Percentage change: -2.4% 1997, Percentage change: -2.4% 2016, Change in number: +50 2015, Change in number: 0 2014, Change in number: 0 2013, Change in number: -150 2012, Change in number: -350 2011, Change in number: -200 2010, Change in number: -200 2009, Change in number: -100 2008, Change in number: -250 2007, Change in number: -350 2006, Change in number: -150 2005, Change in number: -300 2004, Change in number: -250 2003, Change in number: -50 2002, Change in number: -200 2001, Change in number: -550 2000, Change in number: -450 1999, Change in number: -500 1998, Change in number: -400 1997, Change in number: -400
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Subnational Population Estimates - information releases for June 30th June 2013 and earlier issues. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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