Wellington City

Population highlights

Estimated Resident Population,
Wellington City
Estimated Resident Population,<br /> Wellington City 2013, Wellington City: 204,000 2012, Wellington City: 202,200 2011, Wellington City: 200,100 2010, Wellington City: 197,700 2009, Wellington City: 195,500 2008, Wellington City: 192,800 2007, Wellington City: 190,500 2006, Wellington City: 187,700 2005, Wellington City: 184,500 2004, Wellington City: 182,100 2003, Wellington City: 178,800 2002, Wellington City: 174,400 2001, Wellington City: 171,100 2000, Wellington City: 169,500 1999, Wellington City: 168,600 1998, Wellington City: 167,400 1997, Wellington City: 166,000 1996, Wellington City: 163,400
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  Wellington City Wellington Region New Zealand
Median Age 35 37 37
Average household size 2.60 2.60 2.66
Couples with children 44% 42% 41%
Households with a mortgage 30% 33% 32%
Medium and high density housing 35% 23% 17%
Households renting 37% 31% 29%
Public transport (to work) 17% 14% 4%
Walked, jogged, cycled to work 21% 12% 8%
Higher degree 15% 9% 6%
Māori descent 9% 14% 16%
Overseas born 29% 24% 24%
Low income households 12% 16% 19%
Unemployed 6.5% 7.2% 7.1%