QuickStats About Nelson City



Number of people counted

Total population

  • 42,888 people usually live in Nelson City. This is an increase of 1,323 people, or 3.2 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its population ranks 27th in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • Nelson City has 1.1 percent of New Zealand's population.

Population of Nelson City and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 20,787  1,965,621
Female
 22,101  2,062,329
Total  42,891  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 3,615 Māori usually live in Nelson City, an increase of 396 people, or 12.3 percent, since the 2001 Census.
  • Its Māori population ranks 46th in size out of the 73 districts in New Zealand.
  • 0.6 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in Nelson City. 

Māori Population of Nelson City and New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Male
 1,761  274,860
Female
 1,854  290,466
Total  3,612  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 17,328 occupied dwellings and 1,185 unoccupied dwellings in Nelson City.
  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,276 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 141 dwellings under construction in Nelson City, compared with 13,560 under construction throughout New Zealand.

Dwellings in Nelson City and New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Region/City/DistrictNew Zealand
Occupied
      Private dwelling
 17,187  1,471,746
     Non-private dwelling
 141  6,963
     Total  17,328  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 1,185  159,276
Under construction
 141  13,560
Total  18,654  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.