List of New Zealand urban areas by population

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

Figures are as of June 2018. Only those with a population of at least 2,000 are listed.

Per New Zealand Standard Areas Classification 1992 (NZSAC92)[1] Per Statistical Standard for Geographic Areas 2018 (SSGA18)[2]
Rank Name Region Population
1 Auckland Auckland 1,628,900
2 Wellington Wellington 418,500
3 Christchurch Canterbury 404,500
4 Hamilton Waikato 241,200
5 Tauranga Bay of Plenty 141,600
6 Napier-Hastings Hawke's Bay 134,500
7 Dunedin Otago 122,000
8 Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui 86,600
9 Nelson Nelson 67,500
10 Rotorua Bay of Plenty 59,500
11 Whangarei Northland 58,800
12 New Plymouth Taranaki 58,300
13 Invercargill Southland 51,200
14 Kapiti Wellington 42,700
15 Whanganui Manawatu-Wanganui 40,900
16 Gisborne Gisborne 37,200
17 Blenheim Marlborough 31,600
18 Pukekohe Auckland 31,400
19 Timaru Canterbury 29,100
20 Taupo Waikato 24,700
21 Masterton Wellington 22,200
22 Levin Manawatu-Wanganui 21,200
23 Ashburton Canterbury 20,200
24 Whakatane Bay of Plenty 19,750
25 Rangiora Canterbury 18,300
26 Feilding Manawatu-Wanganui 16,850
27 Rolleston Canterbury 16,250
28 Queenstown Otago 15,850
29 Tokoroa Waikato 14,050
30 Oamaru Otago 13,950
31 Hawera Taranaki 12,150
32 Gore Southland 9,910
33 Waiuku Auckland 9,780
34 Waiheke Island Auckland 9,770
35 Greymouth West Coast 9,700
36 Wanaka Otago 8,890
37 Motueka Tasman 8,450
38 Te Puke Community Bay of Plenty 8,350
39 Huntly Waikato 8,150
40 Matamata Waikato 7,920
41 Morrinsville Waikato 7,870
42 Kerikeri Northland 7,520
43 Thames Waikato 7,350
44 Kawerau Bay of Plenty 7,080
45 Waitara Taranaki 7,040
46 Otaki Wellington 6,410
47 Lincoln Canterbury 6,100
48 Kaitaia Northland 5,860
49 Stratford Taranaki 5,740
50 Alexandra Otago 5,510
51 Dannevirke Manawatu-Wanganui 5,360
52 Carterton Wellington 5,320
53 Dargaville Northland 5,180
54 Cromwell Otago 5,160
55 Waihi Waikato 5,150
56 Whitianga Waikato 5,080
57 Snells Beach Auckland 5,040
58 Marton Manawatu-Wanganui 4,950
59 Warkworth Auckland 4,890
60= Foxton Community Manawatu-Wanganui 4,720
60= Taumarunui Manawatu-Wanganui 4,720
62 Katikati Community Bay of Plenty 4,710
63 Te Kuiti Waikato 4,640
64 Kaikohe Northland 4,560
65 Paeroa Waikato 4,410
66 Temuka Canterbury 4,370
67= Picton Marlborough 4,350
67= Te Aroha Waikato 4,350
69 Opotiki Bay of Plenty 4,320
70 Wairoa Hawkes Bay 4,290
71 Waipukurau Hawkes Bay 4,220
72 Putaruru Waikato 4,100
73 Balclutha Otago 3,990
74= Westport West Coast 3,960
74= Whangamata Waikato 3,960
76 Inglewood Taranaki 3,630
77 Hokitika West Coast 3,590
78 Turangi Waikato 3,320
79 Raglan Waikato 3,310
80 Helensville Auckland 3,150
81 Woodend Canterbury 3,110
82 Arrowtown Otago 2,950
83 Waimate Canterbury 2,890
84 Otorohanga Waikato 2,750
85 Pahiatua Manawatu-Wanganui 2,570
86 Geraldine Canterbury 2,500
87 Featherston Wellington 2,480
88 Greytown Wellington 2,380
89 Winton Southland 2,370
90 Wakefield Tasman 2,360
91 Mapua Tasman 2,270
92 Darfield Canterbury 2,230
93 Waihi Beach Bay of Plenty 2,220
94 Oxford Canterbury 2,170
95 Waipawa Hawkes Bay 2,160
96 Kaikoura Canterbury 2,150
97 Te Anau Southland 2,140
98 Wellsford Auckland 2,100
99 Eltham Taranaki 2,070
100 Taipa Bay-Mangonui Northland 2,050
101 Brightwater Tasman 2,040
102 Paihia Northland 2,010
Rank Name Region Population
1 Auckland Auckland 1,467,800
2 Christchurch Canterbury 377,200
3 Wellington Wellington 215,400
4 Hamilton Waikato 169,300
5 Tauranga Bay of Plenty 135,000
6 Lower Hutt Wellington 104,900
7 Dunedin Otago 104,500
8 Palmerston North Manawatu-Wanganui 80,300
9 Napier Hawke's Bay 62,800
10 Porirua Wellington 55,500
11 New Plymouth Taranaki 55,300
12 Rotorua Bay of Plenty 54,500
13 Whangarei Northland 52,600
14 Hibiscus Coast Auckland 52,400
15 Nelson Nelson 49,300
16 Invercargill Southland 48,700
17 Hastings Hawke's Bay 45,000
18 Upper Hutt Wellington 41,000
19 Whanganui Manawatu-Wanganui 39,400
20 Gisborne Gisborne 35,500
21 Paraparaumu Wellington 28,900
22 Timaru Canterbury 28,300
23 Blenheim Marlborough 26,400
24 Pukekohe Auckland 24,300
25 Taupo Waikato 23,900
26 Masterton Wellington 20,100
27 Ashburton Canterbury 19,600
28 Cambridge Waikato 19,150
29 Rangiora Canterbury 18,400
30 Levin Manawatu-Wanganui 17,700
31 Feilding Manawatu-Wanganui 16,450
32 Rolleston Canterbury 16,350
33 Whakatane Bay of Plenty 15,850
34 Queenstown Otago 15,650
35 Richmond Tasman 15,000
36 Havelock North Hawke's Bay 13,950
37 Tokoroa Waikato 13,650
38 Mosgiel Otago 13,400
39 Oamaru Otago 13,150
40 Te Awamutu Waikato 12,400
41 Waikanae Wellington 12,100
42 Kaiapoi Canterbury 11,850
43 Hawera Taranaki 9,810
44 Waiuku Auckland 9,660
45 Wanaka Otago 8,900
46 Waiheke West Auckland 8,680
47 Te Puke Bay of Plenty 8,230
48 Greymouth West Coast 8,160
49 Huntly Waikato 8,030
50 Gore Southland 7,980
51 Motueka Tasman 7,930
52 Matamata Waikato 7,910
53 Morrinsville Waikato 7,860
54 Thames Waikato 7,680
55 Kawerau Bay of Plenty 7,080
56 Waitara Taranaki 7,040
57 Kerikeri Northland 6,960
58 Ngaruawahia Waikato 6,580
59 Lincoln Canterbury 6,030
60 Kaitaia Northland 5,870
61 Beachlands-Pine Harbour Auckland 5,870
62 Stratford Taranaki 5,740
63 Alexandra Otago 5,510
64 Cromwell Otago 5,440
65 Dannevirke Manawatu-Wanganui 5,400
66 Carterton Wellington 5,390
67 Warkworth Auckland 5,320
68 Waihi Waikato 5,310
69 Marton Manawatu-Wanganui 5,200
70 Dargaville Northland 5,170
71 Whitianga Waikato 5,130
72 Tuakau Waikato 5,090
73 Ngongotaha Bay of Plenty 4,850
74 Katikati Bay of Plenty 4,750
75 Te Kuiti Waikato 4,680
76= Taumarunui Manawatu-Wanganui 4,660
76= Westport West Coast 4,660
78 Temuka Canterbury 4,580
79 Opotiki Bay of Plenty 4,530
80= Kaikohe Northland 4,490
80= Otaki Wellington 4,490
82 Te Aroha Waikato 4,470
83 Waipukurau Hawkes Bay 4,390
84 Prebbleton Canterbury 4,350
85 Wairoa Hawkes Bay 4,330
86= Paeroa Waikato 4,310
86= Picton Marlborough 4,310
88 Putaruru Waikato 4,280
89= Whangamata Waikato 4,060
89= Balclutha Otago 4,060
91 Lake Hayes Otago 3,690
92 Inglewood Taranaki 3,640
93 Snells Beach Auckland 3,540
94 Waimate Canterbury 3,420
95 Turangi Waikato 3,320
96 Raglan Waikato 3,280
97 Ohope Bay of Plenty 3,180
98 Helensville Auckland 3,150
99 Foxton Manawatu-Wanganui 3,130
100 Woodend Canterbury 3,100
101 Hokitika West Coast 3,090
102 Lyttelton Canterbury 3,040
103 Ashhurst Manawatu-Wanganui 2,990
104 Arrowtown Otago 2,950
105 Darfield Canterbury 2,900
106 Otorohanga Waikato 2,890
107 Omokoroa Bay of Plenty 2,820
108 Kihikihi Waikato 2,740
109 Kumeu-Huapai Auckland 2,670
110 Geraldine Canterbury 2,630
111 Wakefield Tasman 2,570
112 Pahiatua Manawatu-Wanganui 2,550
113 Renwick Marlborough 2,530
114 Featherston Wellington 2,480
115 Greytown Wellington 2,420
116 Winton Southland 2,380
117 Ruakaka Northland 2,360
118 Maraetai Auckland 2,290
119 Te Anau Southland 2,250
120= Clive Hawkes Bay 2,210
120= Kaikoura Canterbury 2,210
122 Oxford Canterbury 2,200
123= Pokeno Waikato 2,170
123= Waipawa Hawkes Bay 2,170
125 Wellsford Auckland 2,120
126= Milton Otago 2,100
126= Waihi Beach Bay of Plenty 2,100
128 Brightwater Tasman 2,090
129 Pegasus Canterbury 2,080
130 Leeston Canterbury 2,070
131 West Melton Canterbury 2,060
132 One Tree Point Northland 2,030
133 Riverhead Auckland 2,010

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2018 (provisional)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018. For urban areas, "Subnational population estimates (UA, AU), by age and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006-18 (2017 boundaries)". Statistics New Zealand. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2018 (final)". Statistics New Zealand. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.