Population growth rate halves
Auckland’s rate of population growth halved to 1.2%/year in the 7 years since the last census, but it was still far greater than the rest of the country, except for Nelson.
Whereas Auckland’s growth rate fell from 2.4% for the 5 years to 2006, to 1.2% for the 6 years to 2013, Nelson stepped up from a 0.6% growth rate in the first period to 1.1% in the second.
Total Auckland growth fell from a 12.5% (144,690 – 28,938/year) increase in the first period to an 8.5% (110,589 – 15,798/year) increase in the second. The region’s population has risen from 1.16 million in 2001 to 1.3 million in 2006 to 1.4 million in 2013.
The national growth rate also halved in the most recent census period, from 1.5%/year in 2001-06 (total 290,667 – 58,133/year) to 0.7% in 2006-13 (214,101 – 30,586/year).
The figures were in Statistics NZ’s second release of census information following a national population growth figure last week. The full census details will come out in December.
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Attribution: Statistics NZ tables & release.