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Porirua CityCommunity profile

Porirua City

Population, dwellings & ethnicity

The Census population of Porirua City in 2018 was 56,559.

The Census provides us with a count of the total population in Porirua 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.

Population
Porirua City20182013Change
Number%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Population (excluding O/S visitors)56,559100.0100.051,717100.0100.0+4,842
Female28,97451.251.226,81151.851.7+2,163
Male27,58548.848.824,90348.248.3+2,682
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
Porirua City20182013Change
Number%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Occupied private dwellings17,88395.092.316,94794.291.8+936
Unoccupied private dwellings8824.77.39725.47.8-90
Non private dwellings540.30.4660.40.3-12
Total Dwellings18,819100.0100.017,985100.0100.0+834
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
Porirua City20182013Change
PopulationNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2013 to 2018
Māori descent13,48823.816.010,53620.413.9+2,952
Speaks māori2,7214.83.02,1814.22.6+540
New Zealand born42,01574.372.136,23470.170.6+5,781
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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