QuickStats About Otago Region



Number of people counted

Total population

  • 193,800 people usually live in Otago Region. This is an increase of 12,258 people, or 6.8 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 7th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • Otago Region has 4.8 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Otago Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 94,734  1,965,618
Female
 99,069  2,062,326
Total  193,803  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 12,273 Māori usually live in Otago Region, an increase of 1,728 people, or 16.4 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 11th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • 2.2 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Otago Region. 

Māori Population of Otago Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 6,186  274,860
Female
 6,084  290,469
Total  12,270  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 75,909 occupied dwellings and 12,030 unoccupied dwellings in Otago Region.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,273 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 813 dwellings under construction in Otago Region, compared with 13,557 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Otago Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 75,231  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 678  6,963
     Total  75,909  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 12,030  159,273
Under construction
 813  13,557
Total  88,752  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.