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Welcome to the Wellington City Community Profile

The Wellington City Estimated Resident Population for 2015 is 203,800, with a population density of 7.02 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.


The implications of lower levels of home ownership on social capital


Higher levels of renting seem to roughly correspond with less affordable home ownership levels. But why does it really matter if people rent or own? What are the implications of lower levels of home ownership?

Renting levels are on the increase in New Zealand - is it a home affordability issue?


Home affordability is a big deal in many parts of New Zealand, particularly for first home buyers. Are rental levels increasing due to home affordability issues?

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.