QuickStats About Bay of Plenty Region



Number of people counted

Total population

  • 257,379 people usually live in Bay of Plenty Region. This is an increase of 17,964 people, or 7.5 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 5th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • Bay of Plenty Region has 6.4 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Bay of Plenty Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 124,812  1,965,618
Female
 132,567  2,062,329
Total  257,379  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 67,662 Māori usually live in Bay of Plenty Region, an increase of 4,008 people, or 6.3 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 3rd in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • 12.0 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Bay of Plenty Region. 

Māori Population of Bay of Plenty Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 32,700  274,860
Female
 34,962  290,466
Total  67,662  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 96,615 occupied dwellings and 12,042 unoccupied dwellings in Bay of Plenty Region.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,276 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 900 dwellings under construction in Bay of Plenty Region, compared with 13,560 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Bay of Plenty Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 96,165  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 450  6,963
     Total  96,615  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 12,042  159,276
Under construction
 900  13,560
Total  109,563  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.