QuickStats About Waikato Region



Number of people counted

Total population

  • 382,716 people usually live in Waikato Region. This is an increase of 24,990 people, or 7.0 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 4th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • Waikato Region has 9.5 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Waikato Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 187,857  1,965,618
Female
 194,856  2,062,329
Total  382,716  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 76,572 Māori usually live in Waikato Region, an increase of 3,750 people, or 5.1 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 2nd in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • 13.5 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Waikato Region. 

Māori Population of Waikato Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 37,305  274,860
Female
 39,267  290,469
Total  76,572  565,326

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 140,982 occupied dwellings and 26,004 unoccupied dwellings in Waikato Region.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,273 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 1,617 dwellings under construction in Waikato Region, compared with 13,557 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Waikato Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 140,268  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 714  6,963
     Total  140,982  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 26,004  159,273
Under construction
 1,617  13,557
Total  168,603  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.