QuickStats About West Coast Region

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Number of people counted

Total population

  • 31,326 people usually live in West Coast Region. This is an increase of 1,026 people, or 3.4 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 16th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • West Coast Region has 0.8 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of West Coast Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 15,912  1,965,618
Female
 15,417  2,062,329
Total  31,326  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 2,916 Māori usually live in West Coast Region, an increase of 369 people, or 14.5 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 16th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • 0.5 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in West Coast Region. 

Māori Population of West Coast Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 1,461  274,860
Female
 1,455  290,469
Total  2,916  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 13,020 occupied dwellings and 2,313 unoccupied dwellings in West Coast Region.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,276 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 144 dwellings under construction in West Coast Region, compared with 13,557 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in West Coast Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 12,768  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 249  6,963
     Total  13,020  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 2,313  159,276
Under construction
 144  13,557
Total  15,477  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.