QuickStats About Wellington City



Number of people counted

Total population

  • 179,463 people usually live in Wellington City. This is an increase of 15,639 people, or 9.5 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 6th in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • Wellington City has 4.5 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Wellington City and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 86,931  1,965,618
Female
 92,532  2,062,329
Total  179,466  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 13,335 Māori usually live in Wellington City, an increase of 1,446 people, or 12.2 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 13th in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • 2.4 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Wellington City. 

Māori Population of Wellington City and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 6,468  274,860
Female
 6,867  290,469
Total  13,335  565,326

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 68,901 occupied dwellings and 4,086 unoccupied dwellings in Wellington City.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,276 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 378 dwellings under construction in Wellington City, compared with 13,557 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Wellington City and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 68,706  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 195  6,963
     Total  68,901  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 4,086  159,276
Under construction
 378  13,557
Total  73,368  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.