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Dunedin City

Population, dwellings & ethnicity

The Census population of Dunedin City in 2018 was 126,255.

The Census provides us with a count of the total population in Dunedin City in 2018 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 2006. For post 2018 population go to Current population estimate.

Please note: Stats NZ has given a quality rating to each data set in the 2018 Census. Please refer to the detailed data pages in your profile for more information on each rating, or see Stats NZ’s DataInfo+ for specific information on the ratings and recommendations for use. Also, the use of administrative data in the 2018 Census means that care needs to be taken when comparing different censuses and change over time. For more information please see Data quality in the 2018 census blog.

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Population
Dunedin City20182013Change
Number%Otago Region %Number%Otago Region %2013 to 2018
Population (excluding O/S visitors)126,255100.0100.0120,249100.0100.0+6,006
Female65,49051.950.762,58352.051.3+2,907
Male60,76248.149.357,66348.048.7+3,099
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Dwellings
Dunedin City20182013Change
Number%Otago Region %Number%Otago Region %2013 to 2018
Occupied private dwellings48,62791.985.046,21891.584.8+2,409
Unoccupied private dwellings3,9067.414.03,9157.814.1-9
Non private dwellings3690.71.03720.71.1-3
Total dwellings52,902100.0100.050,505100.0100.0+2,397
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

The 'Dwellings' table is enumerated data.

Culture and ethnicity
Dunedin City20182013Change
PopulationNumber%Otago Region %Number%Otago Region %2013 to 2018
Māori descent13,89311.010.510,8279.08.8+3,066
Speaks māori2,1451.71.51,6951.41.2+450
New Zealand born99,92479.177.193,26477.677.3+6,660
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

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