QuickStats About Whangarei District



Number of people counted

Total population

  • 74,463 people usually live in Whangarei District. This is an increase of 6,369 people, or 9.4 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 13th in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • Whangarei District has 1.8 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Whangarei District and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 36,222  1,965,621
Female
 38,241  2,062,326
Total  74,460  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 17,604 Māori usually live in Whangarei District, an increase of 2,235 people, or 14.5 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 9th in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • 3.1 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Whangarei District. 

Māori Population of Whangarei District and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 8,517  274,860
Female
 9,087  290,469
Total  17,604  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 28,149 occupied dwellings and 4,053 unoccupied dwellings in Whangarei District.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,273 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 372 dwellings under construction in Whangarei District, compared with 13,557 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Whangarei District and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 28,035  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 117  6,963
     Total  28,149  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 4,053  159,273
Under construction
 372  13,557
Total  32,577  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.