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Welcome to the Wellington City Community Profile

The Wellington City Estimated Resident Population for 2015 is 200,000, 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.


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Planning for the inequal and uncertain challenges of change at a local level


A recent paper published by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) summarised the key challenges facing planners in the next 30 to 50 years, but how can we adequately prepare for these challenges at a local level?

Building regional population knowledge in the Wellington Region


How do regional population growth, migration and movement affect local populations? Using the Wellington region as case study, this is a story about The impact of regional knowledge on population forecasts for local areas.

Why is speaking Te Reo Māori on the decline?


Te Reo Māori became an official language of New Zealand in 1987 and revitalisation efforts started shortly after guided by a vision for Te Reo Māori to grow as “a living language that reflects life and culture in Aotearoa”. How well is that vision progressing?

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