National demographic indicators seriesNew Zealand

The National Demographic Indicators Series is a set of key social and demographic measures for every Territorial Authority (TA) in New Zealand. The series is drawn exclusively from the latest 2018 Census data, and Estimated Resident Population which is updated annually.

The indicators provide a snapshot of each TA at the 2018 Census and how it compares to other TAs. The measures have been selected to cover a broad range of socio-demographics and there is no assumption that a high or low score is “better” or “worse” on any given measure.

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National demographic indicators for territorial authorities, 2018
New Zealand Population Education & work Health & wellbeing Households
Rank Territorial
Authority
Estimated Resident Population Median age Under 5 years Over 65 years Māori population Born overseas Total residents who moved in 5 years Degree or higher qualification Unemployed Public transport to work Regular smokers Index of Deprivation Median household income Average household size Large dwellings Access to the internet
# # % % % % % % % % % # $ # % %
1 Ashburton District 34,400 39 6.7 17.9 10.0 18.6 46.7 13.1 3.3 0.1 14.4 971 72,100 2.39 31.6 77.3
2 Auckland 1,618,400 35 6.5 12.0 13.2 41.0 44.0 28.7 5.9 10.1 11.3 1003 93,900 2.88 34.0 81.5
3 Buller District 9,880 50 5.1 23.1 12.9 10.7 41.0 9.4 6.2 0.1 19.5 1068 40,600 1.94 22.7 65.0
4 Carterton District 9,480 46 5.4 22.3 15.3 16.6 43.5 18.1 4.8 6.5 13.7 968 63,700 2.35 30.7 79.7
5 Central Hawke's Bay District 14,550 44 6.7 19.7 26.2 12.0 42.8 13.2 4.3 0.1 15.7 1005 59,800 2.41 32.9 76.3
6 Central Otago District 22,200 47 5.3 22.8 10.7 14.6 48.1 15.8 2.1 0.1 12.9 936 68,300 2.24 32.7 81.7
7 Chatham Islands Territory 680 42 5.0 12.2 64.9 5.0 40.1 9.2 2.1 0.7 36.4 -- 71,600 2.21 25.5 56.5
8 Christchurch City 380,200 37 5.7 15.0 11.5 26.8 47.5 24.6 5.4 4.0 12.4 984 73,900 2.47 27.3 81.3
9 Clutha District 18,200 43 6.1 17.5 14.4 11.3 39.9 11.3 3.9 0.2 18.0 994 61,100 2.29 31.6 75.5
10 Dunedin City 130,500 37 4.9 16.1 11.0 19.7 45.4 25.3 6.7 3.2 11.6 991 62,000 2.40 28.1 81.2
11 Far North District 67,200 43 6.5 19.3 50.5 14.8 41.9 13.2 10.8 0.3 21.0 1113 51,400 2.35 27.9 65.9
12 Gisborne District 48,900 37 7.5 15.5 54.6 9.7 40.0 14.9 7.7 0.3 21.9 1091 57,900 2.53 29.3 69.2
13 Gore District 12,750 44 5.5 20.2 15.2 8.8 39.9 10.1 3.8 0.0 17.0 993 60,100 2.25 26.0 75.5
14 Grey District 13,750 44 6.0 18.3 12.2 10.0 35.4 10.5 5.1 0.1 17.4 1021 56,400 2.16 23.9 72.0
15 Hamilton City 165,900 32 7.2 11.8 25.7 26.9 48.4 25.5 8.1 2.6 13.3 1031 73,000 2.68 31.5 80.0
16 Hastings District 84,000 39 6.6 16.8 29.6 17.2 41.6 16.7 5.0 0.5 16.1 1029 66,600 2.55 28.8 75.3
17 Hauraki District 20,600 47 5.7 23.6 26.4 13.0 47.3 10.0 6.7 0.2 17.9 1055 52,500 2.28 26.3 70.3
18 Horowhenua District 34,300 47 5.6 24.7 26.9 14.2 43.4 10.6 8.3 1.2 18.7 1066 47,800 2.25 25.0 72.0
19 Hurunui District 12,950 44 5.8 19.7 10.7 16.6 45.9 15.7 2.7 0.1 13.7 963 65,900 2.33 36.8 77.2
20 Invercargill City 55,800 39 6.0 17.2 20.5 12.1 42.4 15.2 5.5 0.5 17.9 1012 60,500 2.32 21.8 76.1
21 Kaikoura District 4,030 46 5.6 21.4 20.6 15.9 44.3 12.7 1.6 0.1 16.3 981 65,600 2.20 31.6 68.5
22 Kaipara District 23,600 46 6.2 22.2 27.8 14.3 45.7 11.3 5.6 0.2 17.7 1042 53,100 2.25 31.8 71.5
23 Kapiti Coast District 55,300 48 5.0 26.2 16.7 22.6 42.8 23.0 6.0 12.9 11.2 974 64,100 2.28 26.3 83.1
24 Kawerau District 7,370 38 8.0 20.0 63.3 10.0 38.3 7.2 17.8 0.0 26.8 1176 42,800 2.43 19.7 64.3
25 Lower Hutt City 107,600 37 6.7 13.6 20.0 25.4 39.5 24.7 6.8 18.6 14.3 1005 82,200 2.62 25.4 80.5
26 Mackenzie District 5,010 41 5.4 16.5 8.3 24.4 50.7 19.1 1.0 0.2 13.1 942 67,200 2.15 35.6 76.5
27 Manawatu District 31,100 41 6.5 17.9 19.3 10.5 42.7 15.3 4.4 0.4 14.1 985 68,500 2.51 37.2 79.7
28 Marlborough District 48,800 46 5.5 22.3 15.5 17.4 45.2 15.0 3.3 0.1 14.0 973 65,100 2.29 30.1 78.6
29 Masterton District 26,300 43 6.2 21.0 23.4 12.9 43.5 14.7 5.3 2.1 16.9 1022 57,700 2.35 28.2 75.1
30 Matamata-Piako District 35,500 41 6.6 19.7 20.2 14.3 46.0 11.7 4.7 0.1 15.3 1007 68,800 2.47 32.5 75.9
31 Napier City 64,100 42 6.1 20.0 24.5 16.3 42.5 17.3 5.4 0.8 14.6 1015 61,100 2.38 23.0 78.0
32 Nelson City 52,400 43 5.4 19.3 12.5 23.6 45.7 21.9 4.6 0.9 11.9 987 63,300 2.36 25.5 82.0
33 New Plymouth District 83,100 41 6.4 18.0 20.5 15.7 43.2 17.3 5.7 0.5 14.0 997 66,100 2.42 28.2 79.4
34 Opotiki District 9,560 41 7.7 17.9 65.9 8.2 43.4 11.0 11.2 0.1 28.7 1166 49,200 2.33 24.8 60.8
35 Otorohanga District 10,400 36 7.6 14.6 33.3 11.2 43.8 11.7 5.0 0.1 18.0 1026 67,900 2.56 37.5 71.8
36 Palmerston North City 87,300 34 6.5 14.2 20.9 20.2 46.1 22.7 7.0 1.6 12.6 1007 67,300 2.54 32.2 81.1
37 Porirua City 58,200 35 7.8 11.6 23.8 24.5 38.7 22.7 7.8 14.9 16.7 1033 92,200 2.93 35.2 81.3
38 Queenstown-Lakes District 40,200 34 5.4 10.5 7.0 39.9 57.2 28.5 1.3 3.3 10.5 914 103,100 2.53 37.5 86.3
39 Rangitikei District 15,500 41 6.9 18.7 28.8 12.2 41.0 11.5 5.2 0.1 19.0 1027 55,700 2.37 33.0 72.1
40 Rotorua District 74,000 36 7.0 14.4 42.3 17.8 43.2 17.7 8.7 1.3 18.3 1056 65,300 2.50 28.9 71.6
41 Ruapehu District 12,650 39 7.3 15.6 45.4 10.6 43.3 10.7 7.3 0.2 22.6 1088 53,100 2.27 29.1 65.4
42 Selwyn District 62,300 38 6.6 11.5 9.9 19.7 51.2 21.9 2.9 0.9 9.5 908 103,100 2.79 54.8 88.7
43 South Taranaki District 28,300 39 7.3 15.7 30.2 8.9 42.4 9.4 6.5 0.1 20.4 1052 58,400 2.35 30.0 69.2
44 South Waikato District 24,800 38 7.8 16.5 38.6 13.6 41.4 9.3 9.7 0.2 22.8 1090 57,000 2.47 26.9 70.0
45 South Wairarapa District 10,900 47 5.5 21.9 16.9 17.2 44.5 23.9 4.0 10.8 13.4 964 70,600 2.23 30.6 80.4
46 Southland District 31,800 39 6.8 15.0 14.0 13.6 42.4 13.8 2.8 0.4 15.3 963 70,900 2.39 34.5 76.1
47 Stratford District 9,750 40 6.7 17.4 17.9 9.3 43.4 9.0 5.4 0.2 16.6 1024 59,900 2.39 30.0 73.1
48 Tararua District 18,500 42 6.6 18.3 26.9 8.7 42.0 10.2 6.1 0.2 19.8 1045 53,500 2.32 33.1 69.5
49 Tasman District 54,000 46 4.8 20.9 10.7 18.8 43.9 17.4 3.6 0.4 11.5 968 64,600 2.43 33.2 80.7
50 Taupo District 38,300 41 6.5 19.0 32.7 16.6 48.0 14.8 4.8 0.2 16.3 1001 65,900 2.33 30.3 76.2
51 Tauranga City 140,800 40 6.4 19.7 21.2 21.7 48.9 19.8 5.2 1.6 11.6 984 69,800 2.47 28.6 81.8
52 Thames-Coromandel District 30,800 54 4.4 31.0 21.4 16.4 47.3 14.1 4.4 0.4 14.4 1010 50,700 2.02 28.9 73.2
53 Timaru District 47,700 45 5.6 21.9 11.0 13.4 41.2 12.9 3.8 0.4 14.4 982 62,200 2.27 26.9 77.4
54 Upper Hutt City 45,300 39 6.2 15.0 17.9 21.2 40.7 19.7 5.8 14.1 13.4 976 82,600 2.56 29.0 83.6
55 Waikato District 77,800 38 7.1 12.6 29.1 15.8 44.1 18.3 5.6 0.9 15.5 1003 86,600 2.75 42.0 77.3
56 Waimakariri District 61,300 44 5.7 18.9 10.6 17.6 45.7 14.7 4.0 1.0 11.1 945 79,000 2.55 40.8 83.5
57 Waimate District 8,050 47 5.3 22.6 8.9 14.9 42.0 11.3 4.2 0.1 16.2 1010 53,600 2.21 29.8 72.0
58 Waipa District 54,800 41 6.3 17.8 17.9 18.5 47.3 19.4 4.3 0.3 11.3 966 80,000 2.55 37.8 81.6
59 Wairoa District 8,630 39 7.6 17.1 66.8 6.6 40.3 9.5 11.2 0.1 28.2 1163 48,500 2.38 25.8 59.7
60 Waitaki District 23,000 46 5.4 22.7 10.2 15.4 43.8 12.8 3.7 0.1 14.8 993 55,500 2.23 28.8 74.1
61 Waitomo District 9,570 38 7.0 15.6 46.8 10.3 43.1 10.8 5.5 0.1 24.4 1083 57,000 2.40 31.0 63.6
62 Wellington City 209,000 34 5.1 10.5 10.1 33.4 46.9 44.1 6.0 20.1 8.4 953 109,300 2.56 27.0 86.8
63 Western Bay of Plenty District 52,900 45 5.4 21.0 22.3 19.2 49.0 16.1 4.3 0.2 13.0 982 71,100 2.46 36.6 77.8
64 Westland District 8,900 44 5.4 17.8 16.5 16.2 43.6 14.7 2.9 0.1 17.5 996 58,500 2.04 24.4 70.1
65 Whakatane District 36,800 40 7.1 17.4 49.3 11.9 41.4 14.8 8.7 0.2 20.1 1077 62,200 2.48 29.0 71.0
66 Whanganui District 46,700 43 6.1 20.6 28.5 12.4 41.2 14.1 8.3 0.3 17.8 1062 49,200 2.21 24.5 68.9
67 Whangarei District 93,700 41 6.6 19.0 32.9 16.9 43.1 16.4 7.3 0.7 16.4 1043 62,100 2.46 29.6 76.4

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018 .

More detailed data notes are available in the data notes section.