Wellington · Population

Question: What is the population of Wellington? Answer: Wellington, New Zealand (Administrative unit: Wellington) - last known population is ≈ 202 900 (year 2015). This was 4.48% of total New Zealand population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2013-2015 (+1.62%/year), Wellington population in 2024 would be: 234 380*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1968-1981] +4.75 %/year
[1981-1996] -4.43 %/year
[1996-2001] +0.92 %/year
[2001-2006] +1.88 %/year
[2006-2013] +0.72 %/year
[2013-2015] +1.62 %/year


GPS coordinates: -41.287, 174.776

Local time in Wellington: 11:59 Thursday GMT+12.

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Wellington on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1968e, 1981e, 1996e, 2001e, 2006e, 2013e, 2015e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Statistics New Zealand
Estimated Resident Population for Urban Areas, at 30 June (1996+) (Annual-Jun)
• New Zealand official yearbook ISSN 0078-0170
• Hammond citation world atlas, 1987
[2] City density map, generated by population.city using data provided to us by 1km.net website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on shadedrelief.com. Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).