QuickStats About Palmerston North City

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Number of people counted

Total population

  • 75,540 people usually live in Palmerston North City. This is an increase of 3,507 people, or 4.9 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 12th in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • Palmerston North City has 1.9 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Palmerston North City and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 36,345  1,965,621
Female
 39,192  2,062,326
Total  75,543  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 11,316 Māori usually live in Palmerston North City, an increase of 1,890 people, or 20.1 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 17th in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • 2.0 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Palmerston North City. 

Māori Population of Palmerston North City and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 5,577  274,860
Female
 5,739  290,466
Total  11,316  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 27,849 occupied dwellings and 1,662 unoccupied dwellings in Palmerston North City.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,276 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 189 dwellings under construction in Palmerston North City, compared with 13,560 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Palmerston North City and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 27,729  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 120  6,963
     Total  27,849  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 1,662  159,276
Under construction
 189  13,560
Total  29,700  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.