Population of Cities in New Zealand (2021)

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.

Name 2021 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
Khandallah8,500
Waiuku7,555
Motueka7,485
Thames7,136
Kawerau6,702
Petone6,609
Papatowai6,593
Waitara6,318
Matamata6,306
Otaki6,086
Kerikeri5,654
Ngaruawahia5,106
Waitangi300
Linton Military Camp

Population of All Cities in New Zealand

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