QuickStats About New Plymouth District



Number of people counted

Total population

  • 68,901 people usually live in New Plymouth District. This is an increase of 2,301 people, or 3.5 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 15th in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • New Plymouth District has 1.7 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of New Plymouth District and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 33,513  1,965,618
Female
 35,388  2,062,329
Total  68,901  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 9,369 Māori usually live in New Plymouth District, an increase of 852 people, or 10.0 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 21st in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • 1.7 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in New Plymouth District. 

Māori Population of New Plymouth District and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 4,761  274,860
Female
 4,608  290,466
Total  9,369  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 26,871 occupied dwellings and 1,959 unoccupied dwellings in New Plymouth District.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,276 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 273 dwellings under construction in New Plymouth District, compared with 13,560 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in New Plymouth District and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 26,748  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 123  6,963
     Total  26,871  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 1,959  159,276
Under construction
 273  13,560
Total  29,103  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.