QuickStats About Wellington Region

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Number of people counted

Total population

  • 448,956 people usually live in Wellington Region. This is an increase of 25,191 people, or 5.9 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 3rd in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • Wellington Region has 11.1 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Wellington Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 217,653  1,965,618
Female
 231,303  2,062,329
Total  448,956  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 55,434 Māori usually live in Wellington Region, an increase of 4,314 people, or 8.4 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 4th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • 9.8 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Wellington Region. 

Māori Population of Wellington Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 26,742  274,860
Female
 28,692  290,469
Total  55,437  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 169,344 occupied dwellings and 13,095 unoccupied dwellings in Wellington Region.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,273 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 1,188 dwellings under construction in Wellington Region, compared with 13,560 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Wellington Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 168,849  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 495  6,963
     Total  169,344  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 13,095  159,273
Under construction
 1,188  13,560
Total  183,627  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.