South Island PopulationPopulation of the South Island
As of June 30, 2016 (preliminary)
The present press releases contains preliminary assessments of the residential populations of the 16 New Zealand counties (regions), 67 municipalities and 21 Auckland LAs as of 30 June 2016. Demographic assessments give the best available measurement of the extent and make-up of the populations that normally live in each area.
In June 2016, New Zealand's total populace increased by 97,300 (2.1 percent) to 4,693,000. Following an 86,000 (1.9 percent) rise in June of the year before. New Zealand's last growing at a pace of over 2 per cent was 42 years ago. Last year's demographic expansion was due to a net rise in net numbers of foreigners migrating (more take-offs than arrivals) of 69,100 and a net rise (more childbirths than deaths) of 28,200.
Net immigration was the highest ever in a June year and 10,800 higher than in June 2015 (58,300). In June 2016, fifteen of New Zealand's 16 provinces recorded demographic change. Auckland ('2.8 percent), Canterbury and Waikato ('2.3 percent) and the Bay of Plenty ('2.2 percent) all outperformed the country as a whole ('2.1 percent).
It was both the biggest and the fastestgrowing area. On 30 June 2016, Auckland's populations (over 1.6 million) represented more than a third of New Zealand's people. Åuckland flourished by 2. 8 per cent, with about 70 per cent from net immigration and the rest from physical gain. The net immigration balance was the biggest driver of economic expansion in 13 of the South Island 13 areas, contributing almost four-fifths to it.
As a result, the demographic decline was slight (minus 0.5 percent). On 30 June 2016, the North Island was home to some 3. 60 million inhabitants, accounting for 77 per cent of New Zealand's entirety. Overall, the North Island expanded more rapidly (2.2 percent) than the domestic mean (2.1 percent).
Taiuranga town had the highest annual North Island annual grow rates during June 2016 (2. 9 percent), followed by Auckland, Kaipara county and Hamilton town (all 2. 8 percent). South Island had the most rapidly expanding areas in June 2016. Queenstown Lakes recorded the highest increase (7.1 percent), followed by Selwyn (6.7 percent).
These countries showed significantly higher annual sales increases than the remainder of the state. The net immigration balance accounted for 85 per cent and 86 per cent respectively of the overall rise. By June 2016, the South Island's overall populace had grown by 20,100 (1.9 percent). South Island economic expansion has increased further in the last five years since a 0.3 per cent decline due to the Christchurch earthquake.
South Island's overall growth was made up of a net inflow of 4,300 and a net inflow of 15,800. Only two of the 23 South Island municipalities experienced a decline in population: bull ((minus 1.2 percent) and grey ((minus 0.6 percent). Populations grew in all 21 communities in Auckland.
With an increase of 7,100 (7.5 percent) Waitemata was the fastestgrowing region. Ober Harbour (4. 0 percent), Rodney (3. 5 percent), Orakei (3. 3 percent) and Papakura and Waiheke (both 3. 1 percent). Other areas increased by between 1.2 and 3. zero per cent Out of the 67 regional bodies, 14 had an agelier than the country' s averages ('37.1').
Kawerau, for example, has over a fourth of its total under 15s ('25.1 percent). There is a 19-year nationwide mean. 6% As of June 2016, the Kapiti Coast, Thames-Coromandel and Horowhenua counties were the only areas with a decline in nature (more fatalities than births).