QuickStats About Southland Region

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Number of people counted

Total population

  • 90,873 people usually live in Southland Region. This is a decrease of 129 people, or 0.1 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 11th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • Southland Region has 2.3 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Southland Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 45,171  1,965,618
Female
 45,702  2,062,329
Total  90,876  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 10,422 Māori usually live in Southland Region, an increase of 384 people, or 3.8 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 12th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • 1.8 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Southland Region. 

Māori Population of Southland Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 5,280  274,860
Female
 5,139  290,466
Total  10,422  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 36,084 occupied dwellings and 4,602 unoccupied dwellings in Southland Region.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,273 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 255 dwellings under construction in Southland Region, compared with 13,560 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Southland Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 35,802  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 282  6,963
     Total  36,084  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 4,602  159,273
Under construction
 255  13,560
Total  40,941  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.