Whangarei, Northland’s only city, has an urban population of approximately 53,000 with the balance of the district’s approximately 87,700 people living in coastal and rural communities.

As at June 2016, the Whangarei District has an urban population of approximately 53,000 with the balance of the district’s approximately 87,700 people living in coastal and rural communities.

About 70% of the population are of European descent, with 25% being Tangata Whenua (Maori). The balance of the population is made up of people from other world cultures including Pasifika, Asia, Latin America, African and Latin America.

The median age of the population is 38.4 years with 14.9% aged over 65 years (compared with the 12.3% nationally) and 22.8% residents under 15 years.

Couples with children make up approximately 38% of the total population.

Find out more:

Demographic Profile of the Whangarei District

Statistics New Zealand – Quick Stats about Whangarei