Welcome to the Wellington City Community Profile

The Wellington City Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 197,500, with a population density of 6.80 persons per hectare.

Wellington City is the capital of New Zealand.

The Wellington City Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2013, 2006 and 2001 Censuses of Population and Dwellings. The profile is updated with population estimates when Statistics New Zealand releases new figures.





ERP 2013

Land area


hectares (290 Km2)

Population density


persons per hectare


New Zealand national demographic indicators series


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The NZ Social Deprivation Index is out


The New Zealand 2013 Social Deprivation Index (NZDep) data was released recently. For those councils with profile.id, the updated NZDep figures can be viewed for each city/district down to a small area geography defined by that council. Look under “Specialist profiles” in the left menu. Read on to find out how to use these numbers accurately.

This community profile is just one of a family of demographic resources available for this area and other areas across New Zealand. You can be confident using them for planning, research and advocacy as they are compiled and maintained with the latest data by population experts, .id. Access them online in the Demographic Resource Centre.