New Zealand City Comparisons

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We compare New Zealand’s cities.

Auckland

City
References
Location
Finder
Total
Population
People’s
Ethnicity
from
Census
Note
Percentage
People
Born
Overseas
Median
House
Price
September 2014
Note
Median
Personal
Income
2014
Note
Auckland
North
Shore
map-auckland 233,000 European / Other 72%
Maori 7%
Pacific 3%
Asian 23%
40% $773,000 $41,860
Auckland
West
Waitakere
map-auckland 213,000 European / Other 62%
Maori 14%
Pacific 17%
Asian 19%
32% $535,000 $41,860
Auckland
City
map-auckland 458,000 European / Other 57%
Maori 8%
Pacific 13%
Asian 29%
38% $715,000 $41,860
Auckland
South
Manukau
map-auckland 384,000 European / Other 39%
Maori 15%
Pacific 31%
Asian 25%
38% $550,000 $41,860

Household Incomes

In 2014, median household incomes in New Zealand ranged from $86,268 per annum in the Wellington region to $57,200 per annum in Northland.

In 20114, the average household income in Wellington was $99,580; Auckland was $95,784; Canterbury was $81,120 and Waikato $76,232.

In 2014, New Zealand’s median annual household income was $73,944.

In 2014, New Zealand’s average household income (from all sources of income) was $88,712.

Other Northern Cities

City

References

Location
Finder
Total
Population
People’s
Ethnicity
from
Census
Note
Percentage
People
Born
Overseas
Median
House
Price
September 2014
Note
Median
Personal
Income
2014
Note
Whangarei District map-whangarei 81,000 European / Other 81%
Maori 26%
Pacific 3%
Asian 2%
14% $405,000 $34,500
Hamilton City map-hamilton 146,000 European / Other 71%
Maori 21%
Pacific 2%
Asian 4%
21% $375,000 $37,330
Tauranga City map-tauranga 117,000 European / Other 86%
Maori 17%
Pacific 5%
Asian 13%
16% $374,000 $37.330

Central Cities

City

References

Location
Finder
Total
Population
People’s
Ethnicity
from
Census
Note
Percentage
People
Born
Overseas
Median
House
Price
September 2014
Note
Median
Personal
Income
2014
Note
New
Plymouth
District
map-Plymouth 74,000 European / Other 89%
Maori 15%
Pacific 2%
Asian 3%
13% $346,000 $41,400
Napier City map-Napier 58,000 European / Other 84%
Maori 20%
Pacific 3%
Asian 3%
14% $325,000 $34,370
Palmerston
North
City
map-Palmerston 83,000 European / Other 81%
Maori 17%
Pacific 4%
Asian 9%
17% $269,000 $33,590
Wellington City map-Wellington 201,000 European / Other 77%
Maori 8%
Pacific 5%
Asian 16%
27% $400,000 $46,850

South Island Cities

City

References

Location
Finder
Total
Population
People’s
Ethnicity
from
Census
Note
Percentage
People
Born
Overseas
Median
House
Price
September 2014
Note
Median
Personal
Income
2014
Note
Nelson map-Nelson 46,000 European / Other 77%
Maori 8%
Pacific 5%
Asian 16%
18% $354,000 $38,120
Christchurch map-Christchurch 379,000 European / Other 85%
Maori 8%
Pacific 3%
Asian 10%
20% $425,000 $42,020
Dunedin map-Dunedin 125,000 European / Other 90%
Maori 7%
Pacific 2%
Asian 7%
16% $265,000 $41,550
Invercargill map-Invercargill 52,000 European / Other 91%
Maori 15%
Pacific 3%
Asian 2%
8% $190,000 $42,020

Comments

  1. Elliot Shayle says:

    I like New Zealand very much, I also would like to live as a British-Kiwi one day, but median (middle) house price isn’t very descriptive. Average house price would be better. But also, does house include apartments e.t.c? Also, what does the money you pay for a house get you?

  2. Thanks for your comment. Average prices are shown here: http://www.enz.org/new-zealand-house-prices.html. House prices are for houses, not apartments.

  3. Anjanette says:

    I am wondering what are the rates of people of african decent in NZ. I am an African-American with a white spouse, here in the USA that is not always welcomed. Am interested in life in NZ and wondering what it would be like for a black and white couple there…

    • Hi Anjanette, Auckland is a cosmopolitan city and the people come from all parts of the world – it is multi-racial. They are more open minded than some of the people in other cities. People of African origin are seldom seen in Tauranga or Hamilton. I have been here three and a half years. I myself am Anglo Indian (ie mixed race) and in smaller towns I was welcome but I felt like I didn’t fit in. I am happier in Auckland.
      I have no clue how Kiwis would react to a mixed race couple but I hope this helps.

    • Being a couple of mixed colour or race is of no consequence in New Zealand .
      Just don’t bring personal prejudices with you and be prepared to assimilate and accepting of our way of life.

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