Population of Cities in New Zealand (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
10
100,000 to 1 Million
33
10,000 to 100,000

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
Auckland417,910
Wellington381,900
Christchurch363,926
Manukau City362,000
Waitakere208,100
North Shore207,865
Hamilton152,641
Dunedin114,347
Tauranga110,338
Lower Hutt101,194
Palmerston North75,996
Rotorua65,901
Hastings61,696
Nelson59,200
Napier56,787
Mangere55,266
Porirua50,914
Whangarei50,900
New Plymouth49,168
Invercargill47,287
Wanganui40,268
Upper Hutt38,400
Gisborne34,274
Ashburton30,100
Papakura28,010
Timaru28,007
Blenheim26,550
Paraparaumu25,263
Taupo22,469
Pukekohe East21,438
Masterton20,698
Levin19,789
Whakatane18,602
Taradale16,599
Cambridge15,192
Tokoroa14,277
Richmond14,000
Oamaru13,000
Gore12,108
Hawera11,068
Takanini10,870
Queenstown10,442
Kaiapoi10,200
Greymouth9,419
Pakuranga8,907
Waiuku7,555
Motueka7,485
Thames7,136
Kawerau6,702
Petone6,609
Papatowai6,593
Waitara6,318
Matamata6,306
Otaki6,086
Kerikeri5,654
Ngaruawahia5,106
Waitangi300