QuickStats About Gisborne District



Number of people counted

Total population

  • 44,463 people usually live in Gisborne District. This is an increase of 489 people, or 1.1 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 25th in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • Gisborne District has 1.1 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Gisborne District and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 21,666  1,965,618
Female
 22,797  2,062,329
Total  44,460  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 19,758 Māori usually live in Gisborne District, an increase of 393 people, or 2.0 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 8th in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • 3.5 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Gisborne District. 

Māori Population of Gisborne District and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 9,468  274,860
Female
 10,290  290,469
Total  19,758  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 15,765 occupied dwellings and 1,599 unoccupied dwellings in Gisborne District.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,276 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 84 dwellings under construction in Gisborne District, compared with 13,560 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Gisborne District and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 15,663  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 99  6,963
     Total  15,765  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 1,599  159,276
Under construction
 84  13,560
Total  17,448  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.