QuickStats About Manawatu-Wanganui Region



Number of people counted

Total population

  • 222,423 people usually live in Manawatu-Wanganui Region. This is an increase of 2,334 people, or 1.1 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 6th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • Manawatu-Wanganui Region has 5.5 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Manawatu-Wanganui Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 108,360  1,965,621
Female
 114,063  2,062,326
Total  222,423  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 42,288 Māori usually live in Manawatu-Wanganui Region, an increase of 3,021 people, or 7.7 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 6th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • 7.5 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Manawatu-Wanganui Region. 

Māori Population of Manawatu-Wanganui Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 20,703  274,860
Female
 21,582  290,466
Total  42,285  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 85,194 occupied dwellings and 9,714 unoccupied dwellings in Manawatu-Wanganui Region.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,273 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 585 dwellings under construction in Manawatu-Wanganui Region, compared with 13,557 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Manawatu-Wanganui Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 84,768  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 426  6,963
     Total  85,194  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 9,714  159,273
Under construction
 585  13,557
Total  95,493  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.