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Fact sheet

Subnational population estimates: at 30 June 2014

22 Oct 2014

Of New Zealand's 16 regions, only Auckland and Canterbury's population growth rate was above the national average, according to this report.

Key facts

In the June 2014 year the estimates indicate:

  • 15 of New Zealand's 16 regions experienced population growth.
  • Auckland region had the largest percentage growth (2.3 percent), followed by Canterbury (2.0 percent).
  • Auckland region accounted for 50 percent of New Zealand's total population growth; Canterbury's growth accounted for 17 percent.
  • 59 of the 67 territorial authority areas had population growth.
  • The three fastest-growing territorial authority areas were in the South Island.



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