Subnational population estimates tables

In addition to the downloadable Excel files, subnational population estimates can be accessed via Table Builder and Infoshare. Table Builder and Infoshare enable users to create, view and download their own customised tables.

Excel tables

See above for links to download Excel tables.

Subnational population estimates at 30 June 2006–09
Estimated resident populations and growth rates of regions, territorial authority areas and urban areas at 30 June 2006–09, and components of population change for regions for year ended 30 June 2008–09.

Subnational population estimates at 30 June 1996–2009
Estimated resident populations of regions, territorial authority areas, and urban areas, at 30 June 1996–2009.

Subnational population estimates at 30 June 2009: local government areas
Estimated resident populations of wards, community boards, subdivisions, constituencies and district health boards, at 30 June 2009.

If you do not have access to Excel 97 or higher you may use the Excel file viewer to view, print and export the contents of these files.

Table Builder tables

Population Estimates at 30 June 2006–09 

Estimated resident population of regions and area units by age (broad age groups and five-year age groups) and sex, at 30 June 2006–09.
Estimated resident population of territorial authority areas and area units by age (broad age groups and five-year age groups) and sex, at 30 June 2006–09.
Population Estimates at 30 June 1996, 2001 and 2006 Estimated resident population of regions and territorial authority areas by ethnicity, age (broad age groups and five-year age groups) and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001 and 2006.
Estimated resident population of regions, territorial authority areas and area units by age (broad age groups and five-year age groups) and sex, at 30 June 1996, 2001 and 2006.

Infoshare tables

Population estimates for subnational areas (regions, territorial authority areas and main urban areas) are available via Infoshare, under demography population estimates in the Population subject category. Infoshare enables users to create, view and download their own customised tables.

Notes

The population at 30 June in each census year (1996, 2001 and 2006) is based on the census usually resident population count, updated for residents missed or counted more than once by the census (net census undercount); residents temporarily overseas on census night; and births, deaths and net migration between census night and the date of the estimate.

Subnational population estimates at 30 June 2007–09 were obtained by updating the base population (at 30 June 2006) of each area, for births, deaths, and net migration. Population estimates after 30 June 2006 will be revised following results from the 2011 Census of Population and Dwellings.

Additional information

More information about population estimates: methods, usage and limitations.

More information about Table Builder (including minimum client requirements and help notes) is available.

For the estimated resident population of New Zealand by single-year of age and sex, from 1991 onwards, see national population estimates tables.

For national population estimates by sex back to 1926, see historical population estimates tables.

For information about the base population used to derive post-censal population estimates and projections, see population estimates at 30 June 1996, 2001 and 2006.

For the estimated resident population of Māori ethnic group by single-year of age and sex, from 1991 onwards, see Māori population estimates tables.

If the data you require is not available in published tables, you may wish to consider requesting some customised data.

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