Ranked list of New Zealand urban areas

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This article lists urban areas of New Zealand (as defined by Statistics New Zealand) ranked by population or median income.

Urban areas ranked by population[edit]

Figures are at the June 2014 estimate.[1] Only those with a population of at least 4,000 are listed.

Rank Name Region Population
1 Auckland Auckland 1,413,700
2 Wellington Wellington 393,600
3 Christchurch Canterbury 375,200
4 Hamilton Waikato 218,800
5 Napier-Hastings Hawke's Bay 128,800
6 Tauranga Bay of Plenty 127,700
7 Dunedin Otago 116,200
8 Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui 82,400
9 Nelson Nelson 64,100
10 Rotorua Bay of Plenty 56,200
11 New Plymouth Taranaki 55,600
12 Whangarei Northland 54,400
13 Invercargill Southland 49,800
14 Kapiti Wellington 41,000
15 Whanganui Manawatu-Wanganui 39,200
16 Gisborne Gisborne 35,400
17 Blenheim Marlborough 30,200
18= Pukekohe Auckland 28,400
18= Timaru Canterbury 28,400
20 Taupo Waikato 23,400
21 Masterton Wellington 20,800
22 Levin Manawatu-Wanganui 20,300
23 Ashburton Canterbury 19,500
24 Whakatane Bay of Plenty 19,000
25 Rangiora Canterbury 16,450
26 Feilding Manawatu-Wanganui 15,650
27 Oamaru Otago 13,650
28 Tokoroa Waikato 13,550
29 Queenstown Otago 12,500
30 Hawera Taranaki 11,600
31 Rolleston Canterbury 10,600
32 Greymouth West Coast 9,870
33 Gore Southland 9,860
34 Waiuku Auckland 9,050
35 Waiheke Island Auckland 8,600
36 Motueka Tasman 7,950
37 Te Puke Community Bay of Plenty 7,790
38 Matamata Waikato 7,590
39 Huntly Waikato 7,560
40 Morrinsville Waikato 7,400
41 Wanaka Otago 7,170
42 Thames Waikato 7,060
43 Kerikeri Northland 7,050
44 Waitara Taranaki 6,820
45 Kawerau Bay of Plenty 6,600
46 Otaki Wellington 6,060
47 Stratford Taranaki 5,650
48 Kaitaia Northland 5,590
49 Dannevirke Manawatu-Wanganui 5,160
50 Alexandra Otago 5,140
51 Carterton Wellington 4,980
52 Waihi Waikato 4,890
53 Dargaville Northland 4,780
54 Marton Manawatu-Wanganui 4,750
55 Taumarunui Manawatu-Wanganui 4,690
56 Whitianga Waikato 4,600
57 Snells Beach Auckland 4,560
58 Te Kuiti Waikato 4,510
59 Lincoln Canterbury 4,460
60 Foxton Community Manawatu-Wanganui 4,450
61 Cromwell Otago 4,390
62 Kaikohe Northland 4,380
63 Warkworth Auckland 4,330
64 Katikati Community Bay of Plenty 4,320
65 Picton Marlborough 4,310
66= Temuka Canterbury 4,240
66= Wairoa Hawkes Bay 4,240
68 Paeroa Waikato 4,200
69 Te Aroha Waikato 4,180
70 Opotiki Bay of Plenty 4,130
71 Westport West Coast 4,110
72 Balclutha Otago 4,060

Main urban areas ranked by median income[edit]

Figures are for all people over 15 years of age and are in New Zealand dollars. The source is the Regional Summary from the 2001 New Zealand Census.

1 Wellington $23,900
2 Auckland $21,200
3 Kapiti $18,500
4 Hamilton $18,400
5 Rotorua $17,700
6 Christchurch $17,600
7 Palmerston North $17,200
8 Nelson $17,200
9 Tauranga $16,900
10= Napier-Hastings $16,400
10= New Plymouth $16,400
12 Invercargill $16,200
13 Whangarei $15,600
14 Gisborne $15,300
15 Whanganui $14,700

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