Population of Cities in New Zealand (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
10
100,000 to 1 Million
33
10,000 to 100,000
  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Manukau City
  • Waitakere
  • North Shore
  • Hamilton
  • Dunedin
  • Tauranga
  • Lower Hutt
  • Palmerston North
  • Rotorua
  • Hastings
  • Nelson
  • Napier
  • Mangere
  • Porirua
  • Whangarei
  • New Plymouth
  • Invercargill
  • Wanganui
  • Upper Hutt
  • Gisborne
  • Ashburton
  • Papakura
  • Timaru
  • Blenheim
  • Paraparaumu
  • Taupo
  • Pukekohe East
  • Masterton
  • Levin
  • Whakatane
  • Taradale
  • Cambridge
  • Tokoroa
  • Richmond
  • Oamaru
  • Gore
  • Hawera
  • Takanini
  • Queenstown
  • Kaiapoi
  • Greymouth
  • Pakuranga
  • Waiuku
  • Motueka
  • Thames
  • Kawerau
  • Petone

The island nation of New Zealand is made up of a North and South Island as well as approximately 600 smaller islands, and is located around 1,500 kilometres to the east of Australia in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. New Zealand's capital city of Wellington is situated on the southern end of the North Island and lies along the Cook Strait (giving it a strong coastal breeze and the nickname 'Windy Wellington', as well as the honor of being the world's windiest city, with an average wind speed of more than 26 km/h). Wellington is also the southernmost capital city of a sovereign state. The city is relatively small and has a population of 412,500 residents, making it the second-largest city in New Zealand.

New Zealand's most populous city is Auckland, with a population of 1.5 million in its urban area. Auckland is also on New Zealand's North Island, and is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. The city regularly ranks as being among the most liveable cities in the world, but it is also one of the world's most expensive cities. On New Zealand's South Island, the largest city is Christchurch, with a population of around 400,000 residents, making it the third-largest city in the country.

New Zealand has 0 cities with more than a million people, 10 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 33 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in New Zealand is Auckland, with a population of 417,910 people.

Auckland

Auckland is the largest urban area in New Zealand.

417,910

Wellington

Wellington's economy is primarily service-based, with an emphasis on finance, business services, and government.

381,900

Christchurch

Archaeological evidence has indicated that the Christchurch area was first settled by humans in about 1250.

363,926

Manukau City

The name Manukau, from the Manukau Harbour west of the city, is of Maori origin, and means 'wading birds'.

362,000

Waitakere

European settlers arrived in the Waitakere area in the 1830s.

208,100

North Shore

North Shore is part of the urban area of Auckland, located to the north of the Waitemata Harbour.

207,865

Hamilton

Hamilton Gardens, a public park in the city, features elaborate themed gardens ranging from Italian Renaissance to Japanese and traditional Maori styles.

152,641

Dunedin

Dunedin has a diverse economy, which includes manufacturing, publishing and technology-based industries as well as education, research and tourism.

114,347

Tauranga

Tauranga is one of New Zealand's main centers for business, international trade, culture and fashion.

110,338

Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt is a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand.

101,194

Name 2018 Population Location
Auckland417,910Map
Wellington381,900Map
Christchurch363,926Map
Manukau City362,000Map
Waitakere208,100Map
North Shore207,865Map
Hamilton152,641Map
Dunedin114,347Map
Tauranga110,338Map
Lower Hutt101,194Map
Palmerston North75,996Map
Rotorua65,901Map
Hastings61,696Map
Nelson59,200Map
Napier56,787Map
Mangere55,266Map
Porirua50,914Map
Whangarei50,900Map
New Plymouth49,168Map
Invercargill47,287Map
Wanganui40,268Map
Upper Hutt38,400Map
Gisborne34,274Map
Ashburton30,100Map
Papakura28,010Map
Timaru28,007Map
Blenheim26,550Map
Paraparaumu25,263Map
Taupo22,469Map
Pukekohe East21,438Map
Masterton20,698Map
Levin19,789Map
Whakatane18,602Map
Taradale16,599Map
Cambridge15,192Map
Tokoroa14,277Map
Richmond14,000Map
Oamaru13,000Map
Gore12,108Map
Hawera11,068Map
Takanini10,870Map
Queenstown10,442Map
Kaiapoi10,200Map
Greymouth9,419Map
Pakuranga8,907Map
Waiuku7,555Map
Motueka7,485Map
Thames7,136Map
Kawerau6,702Map
Petone6,609Map
Papatowai6,593Map
Waitara6,318Map
Matamata6,306Map
Otaki6,086Map
Kerikeri5,654Map
Ngaruawahia5,106Map
Waitangi300Map