Welcome to the Wellington City Community Profile

The Wellington City Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 200,100, with a population density of 6.89 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.


Travel to work trends – buses still not sexy enough?


Between the 2006 and 2013 census, change in the way people travel to work has been modest and largely a continuation of the 2001 census results. However, despite efforts to encourage people to make environmentally sustainable transport choices, car use as a method of travelling to work continues to grow.

Statistics New Zealand releases the first population estimates from adjusted 2013 census data


Statistics New Zealand has released the revised subnational population estimates. As at 30 June 2014, the New Zealand population was estimated at 4.51 million, a 1.5% increase on the previous year.

New Zealand national demographic indicators series


.id is proud to announce the launch of our New Zealand National Demographic Indicators Series (NDIS). See how your local area rank against other areas here.

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.