QuickStats About Auckland Region

Population/ Dwellings



Number of people counted

Total population

  • 1,303,068 people usually live in Auckland Region. This is an increase of 144,177 people, or 12.4 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 1st in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • Auckland Region has 32.4 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Auckland Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 634,491  1,965,618
Female
 668,577  2,062,329
Total  1,303,068  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 137,133 Māori usually live in Auckland Region, an increase of 9,504 people, or 7.4 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 1st in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • 24.3 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Auckland Region. 

Māori Population of Auckland Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 65,823  274,860
Female
 71,310  290,469
Total  137,133  565,329

Note: The Māori ethnic population is the count for people of the Māori ethnic group. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their sole ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.

Number of dwellings counted

  • There are 439,083 occupied dwellings and 33,354 unoccupied dwellings in Auckland Region.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,276 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 3,975 dwellings under construction in Auckland Region, compared with 13,560 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Auckland Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 437,988  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 1,092  6,963
     Total  439,083  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 33,354  159,276
Under construction
 3,975  13,560
Total  476,406  1,651,542

Note: This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs.