Interactive Boundary Maps show facts about geographic areas in New Zealand, including the number of people and households. This free web-based tool shows the boundaries used for the 2006 Census, including the regions, towns or cities, area units, and meshblocks.
How to use the maps
To find a particular address
Use the search boxes at the top of the map to find a specific street or area. You need to specify a suburb or location to find a result. Once you have entered the search criteria, click search and the map will locate the desired destination.
You can zoom in and out of the different boundary levels within a map by:
– Double clicking on the map to zoom in
– Rolling the wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out
– Using the plus and minus key in the top left corner. Click and hold to zoom in or out rapidly.
To get to different boundary levels faster, click on the colour key below the maps.
Quick facts about each area are available. Click on an area within a map to select it. The selected area will be highlighted and its corresponding quick facts will display in a box. The quick fact box displays information about an area such as:
- number of people
- median age
- number of households
- median personal income
- estimated population
- projected population.
This box also has a link to QuickStats, which gives further information from the census about that particular area. To access this area-specific detailed information click View QuickStats. (QuickStats are not available at meshblock level.)
Information about the data
All data displayed in the Interactive Boundary Maps comes from the 2006 Census. To find out more about how the datasets are created, go to our About 2006 Census page.
The symbol ..C indicates a figure has been confidentialised for privacy purposes.
Note that census data is rounded to maintain confidentiality.
A meshblock is the smallest geographic unit for which statistical data is available. Meshblocks vary in size – from part of a city block to large areas of rural land. They combine to form the other areas used in Interactive Boundary Maps, that is, area units, territorial authority areas, and regional council areas.
For assistance or help getting started, contact our Information Centre toll-free on 0508 525 525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org