Welcome to the Wellington City Community Profile

Wellington City's Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 204,000, with a population density of 7.03 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.

This site has been updated with 2013 Census data, unless specified in the menu.





ERP 2013

Land area


hectares (290 Km2)

Population density


persons per hectare

Profile areas
Wellington City

2013 Census data available


This site has now been fully updated with the results of the 2013 Census of Population and Dwellings. Historical data back to 2001 is also available, enabling you to clearly see now areas have changed over the last 12 years and plan for their future.

Home alone – signs of an ageing population


The projected rise of single person households will clearly have an impact across all fields of policy from rating to education, health to housing, transport to recreation. What are the implications for housing?Read more…

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.