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Current population estimate

The official population of the Ashburton District Council as of the 30th June 2019, is 34,800.

Populations are counted and estimated in various ways. The most comprehensive count of the New Zealand population is derived from the Census of Populations and Dwellings conducted by Statistics New Zealand every 5 years.

The census night population count of an area in New Zealand is a count of all people present in that area on a given census night. This count includes visitors from elsewhere in New Zealand and visitors from overseas who are counted in that area on census night, but excludes residents of that area who are temporarily elsewhere in New Zealand or overseas on census night. However the Census count is not the official population of an area.

To provide a more accurate population figure which is updated more frequently than every 5 years, Statistics New Zealand also produces Estimated Resident Population numbers.

The estimated resident population of New Zealand, or an area in New Zealand, is an estimate of all people who usually live in that area at a given date. It is based on the census usually resident population count, updated for residents missed or counted more than once by the census (net census undercount); residents temporarily overseas on census night; and births, deaths and net migration between census night and the date of the estimate.

The population counts published from the census are not comparable with the estimated resident population.

Estimated resident population figures are updated annually as at 30 June, taking into account births, deaths, internal and overseas migration. In addition, after every Census, estimated resident population figures for the 5 previous years are "backcast", using information from the current Census, to ensure the most accurate figures are available.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Ashburton District Council
Year (ending June 30)NumberChange in numberChange in percent
199625,700----
199725,800+100+0.4
199825,900+100+0.4
199925,900----
200025,900----
200126,000+100+0.4
200226,300+300+1.1
200326,800+500+1.9
200427,200+400+1.5
200527,600+400+1.4
200628,000+400+1.4
200728,600+600+2.1
200829,100+500+1.7
200929,600+500+1.7
201030,100+500+1.7
201131,000+900+2.9
201231,700+700+2.2
201332,300+600+1.9
201432,800+500+1.5
201533,200+400+1.2
201633,700+500+1.5
201734,100+400+1.2
201834,400+300+0.9
201934,800+400+1.1

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Subnational Population Estimates - information releases for June 30th June 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2019, Ashburton District Council: 34,800 2018, Ashburton District Council: 34,400 2017, Ashburton District Council: 34,100 2016, Ashburton District Council: 33,700 2015, Ashburton District Council: 33,200 2014, Ashburton District Council: 32,800 2013, Ashburton District Council: 32,300 2012, Ashburton District Council: 31,700 2011, Ashburton District Council: 31,000 2010, Ashburton District Council: 30,100 2009, Ashburton District Council: 29,600 2008, Ashburton District Council: 29,100 2007, Ashburton District Council: 28,600 2006, Ashburton District Council: 28,000 2005, Ashburton District Council: 27,600 2004, Ashburton District Council: 27,200 2003, Ashburton District Council: 26,800 2002, Ashburton District Council: 26,300 2001, Ashburton District Council: 26,000 2000, Ashburton District Council: 25,900 1999, Ashburton District Council: 25,900 1998, Ashburton District Council: 25,900 1997, Ashburton District Council: 25,800 1996, Ashburton District Council: 25,700
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Subnational Population Estimates - information releases for June 30th June 2013 and earlier issues. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Annual change in Estimated Resident Population (ERP) 2019, Percentage change: +1.1% 2018, Percentage change: +0.9% 2017, Percentage change: +1.2% 2016, Percentage change: +1.5% 2015, Percentage change: +1.2% 2014, Percentage change: +1.5% 2013, Percentage change: +1.9% 2012, Percentage change: +2.2% 2011, Percentage change: +2.9% 2010, Percentage change: +1.7% 2009, Percentage change: +1.7% 2008, Percentage change: +1.7% 2007, Percentage change: +2.1% 2006, Percentage change: +1.4% 2005, Percentage change: +1.4% 2004, Percentage change: +1.5% 2003, Percentage change: +1.9% 2002, Percentage change: +1.1% 2001, Percentage change: +0.4% 2000, Percentage change: 0% 1999, Percentage change: 0% 1998, Percentage change: +0.4% 1997, Percentage change: +0.4% 2019, Change in number: +400 2018, Change in number: +300 2017, Change in number: +400 2016, Change in number: +500 2015, Change in number: +400 2014, Change in number: +500 2013, Change in number: +600 2012, Change in number: +700 2011, Change in number: +900 2010, Change in number: +500 2009, Change in number: +500 2008, Change in number: +500 2007, Change in number: +600 2006, Change in number: +400 2005, Change in number: +400 2004, Change in number: +400 2003, Change in number: +500 2002, Change in number: +300 2001, Change in number: +100 2000, Change in number: 0 1999, Change in number: 0 1998, Change in number: +100 1997, Change in number: +100
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Subnational Population Estimates - information releases for June 30th June 2013 and earlier issues. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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