Whanganui DistrictCommunity profile
Skip to content

Whanganui District

Additional areas

Whanganui District has a total population of 42,150 and 19,386 dwellings in 2013

Additional areas are summary profiles that present a sub-set of socio-demographic information and are designed for areas which have too small a population for detailed profiling.

Please note that these are summary tables that include selected statistics drawn from the 2013 Census. Therefore the sum of these selected components may not equal the totals given in these tables.

Whanganui District summary profile, 2013
20132006Change
NameNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Population--------------
Total population42,150100.0100.042,636100.0100.0-486
Males20,21448.048.720,48148.048.8-267
Females21,93952.051.322,15852.051.2-219
Māori descent9,68723.015.89,56422.416.0+123
No Māori descent26,52662.972.327,34564.172.4-819
Māori descent undetermined5,93414.112.05,73013.411.6+204
Age structure--------------
Infants 0 to 4 years2,8086.76.92,6856.36.8+123
Children 5 to 17 years7,64118.117.78,63120.219.3-990
Adults 18 to 59 years20,95849.755.621,89151.357.1-933
Mature adults 60 to 84 years9,59122.818.18,53220.015.4+1,059
Senior citizens 85 years and over1,1522.71.78972.11.4+255
Birthplace--------------
New Zealand born34,61170.154.236,06673.758.1-1,455
Overseas born4,5039.118.24,4949.217.3+9
Not stated2,88023.318.91,94415.914.8+936
Language--------------
English only33,89180.472.834,61181.274.7-720
Māori only1350.30.21170.30.2+18
Māori and English2,0674.92.92,3495.53.3-282
Other language combinations2,4605.816.22,5866.115.1-126
No language5311.31.66151.41.9-84
Religion--------------
Not elsewhere included3,0697.36.32,3555.54.9+714
Christian19,26045.843.822,73753.450.3-3,477
Non Christian9902.45.99902.35.0-
No religion15,78637.538.112,65429.731.7+3,132
Not elsewhere included6,04814.412.16,22214.613.1-174
Labour force--------------
Total employed17,48190.492.919,03893.494.9-1,557
Total unemployed1,8579.67.11,3476.65.1+510
Total labour force19,338100.0100.020,385100.0100.0-1,047
Qualifications--------------
Higher degree9842.95.77442.24.2+240
Bachelor degree2,4517.312.11,9415.810.0+510
Post school (excluding university)6,98420.819.97,59922.721.6-615
School qualification10,11930.132.59,14727.431.4+972
No qualification8,38524.918.69,76529.222.4-1,380
Not stated/Unidentifiable4,71314.011.14,20912.610.4+504
Families--------------
Couple without children4,79443.140.94,64741.039.9+147
Couples with children3,64232.741.34,00835.342.0-366
One parent families2,69124.217.82,69123.718.1-
Household income (yearly)--------------
Negative or zero income1350.80.9--------
$1 to $20,0002,33113.58.6--------
$20,001 to $40,0004,28124.717.6--------
$40,001 to $70,0003,59420.819.1--------
$70,001 or more4,18224.238.7--------
Not stated2,79316.115.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned5,08240.738.05,01939.937.0+63
Purchasing5,07040.644.85,10340.644.9-33
Other2,32518.617.22,45719.518.2-132
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house14,31387.681.114,15487.281.2+159
Medium density1,63510.010.31,67110.311.1-36
High density3332.07.83151.97.0+18
Other dwelling660.40.7840.50.7-18
Not stated1,0385.45.28254.44.5+213
Unoccupied private dwellings1,9089.811.11,5278.210.5+381
Non private dwellings930.50.5750.40.4+18

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

v17.10.06-1.0.0