Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Three in Four New Zealanders Live in North Island

Three in four New Zealanders live in the North Island

26 October 2017 - The North Island was home to an estimated 3.67 million people at 30 June 2017, Stats NZ said today. This number accounted for 77 percent of New Zealand's total population.

Overall, the North Island’s population grew at a rate of 2.2 percent, faster than the national average of 2.1 percent. Generally, the fastest-growing areas were concentrated in large cities and their neighbouring districts.

Kaipara (3.7 percent) and Waikato (3.4 percent) districts had the highest growth rates in the North Island during the June 2017 year, followed by Waipa district (2.7 percent) and Auckland (2.6 percent). Strong growth in the northernmost territorial authority areas has seen an increase in population density of the upper North Island, with about half the country's population living north of Lake Rotorua.

New Zealand’s median centre of population is defined as the point of intersection of two lines: one equally dividing the population north and south, the other equally dividing the population east and west. In 2017, the median centre of population was about 1 kilometre offshore, west of Kawhia. This point has moved 280 kilometres north since 1921 at a rate of 1.7 kilometres a year for the last decade.

New Zealand's population density at 30 June was 18 people per square kilometre, compared with 13 in 1991. However, there is considerable variation at the local level, ranging up to 18,000 people per square kilometre in Central Auckland.

See also - Subnational Population Estimates: At 30 June 2017 (provisional)


ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland