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Wellington City

Population, dwellings & ethnicity

The Census population of Wellington City in 2013 was 190,959, living in 77,466 dwellings with an average household size of 2.60.

The Census provides us with a count of the total population in the Wellington City in 2013 as well as several sub-populations such as the Māori population and the overseas born. It also enables us to see how these have changed over each Census year period back to 2001. For post 2013 population go to Current population estimate.

Population
Wellington City20132006Change
Number%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Population (excluding O/S visitors)190,959100.0100.0179,463100.0100.0+11,496
Females98,47851.651.792,53251.651.5+5,946
Males92,48148.448.386,93148.448.5+5,550

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Dwellings
Wellington City20132006Change
Number%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Private dwellings71,55992.491.468,70693.692.0+2,853
Unoccupied private dwellings5,6827.38.34,4646.17.8+1,218
Pop in private dwellings185,862----176,073----+9,789
Average Household size2.60--2.602.56--2.620.03
Non private dwellings2250.30.31950.30.3+30
Pop in non private dwellings5,088----3,372----+1,716

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

The 'Dwellings' table is enumerated data.

Culture and ethnicity
Wellington City20132006Change
PopulationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Māori descent17,3469.113.916,4709.214.1+876
Speaks Maori3,0601.62.63,1111.73.0-51
New Zealand born125,80565.970.6123,93069.173.9+1,875

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

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