QuickStats About Taranaki Region

See also 2013 Census QuickStats about a place

Population/ Dwellings



Number of people counted

Total population

  • 104,127 people usually live in Taranaki Region. This is an increase of 1,269 people, or 1.2 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 10th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • Taranaki Region has 2.6 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Taranaki Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 51,144  1,965,618
Female
 52,980  2,062,329
Total  104,127  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 15,801 Māori usually live in Taranaki Region, an increase of 1,242 people, or 8.5 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 10th in size out of the 16 regions in New Zealand.
  • 2.8 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Taranaki Region. 

Māori Population of Taranaki Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 8,004  274,860
Female
 7,794  290,466
Total  15,798  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 40,461 occupied dwellings and 3,363 unoccupied dwellings in Taranaki Region.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,273 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 351 dwellings under construction in Taranaki Region, compared with 13,560 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Taranaki Region and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 40,281  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 183  6,963
     Total  40,461  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 3,363  159,273
Under construction
 351  13,560
Total  44,175  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.