Auckland’s population grew by 2.6% in the last year, and Statistics NZ said yesterday the regions immediately north & south, Northland & Waikato, both grew by 2.4%.
Statistics NZ estimated that New Zealand’s population grew by 100,400 in the year to June, including 72,300 immigrants. According to Statistics NZ’s population clock, it’s now 4.828 million.
Auckland’s population grew by 42,700 over the year to June to 1.66 million.
The only region where the population declined was the West Coast, down from 33,100 in 2012 to 32,500 in 2016, and down another 100 this year.
Statistics NZ said half the growth in the last year was in the 15–39 age group, due to the impact of migration: “About two-thirds of the gain from net migration this year was in this age range. The population growth in this age group has affected regional age structures, where 5 of the regions with the highest net migration either had a stable or decreasing median age in the last year.
“Tasman had the highest median age of the 16 regions, at 46.1 years in 2017. In contrast, Auckland had the lowest median age, with half the population under 33.9 years.”
Attribution: Statistics NZ release.