District Statistics

Census

A census is carried out every five years to find out about the people who live in New Zealand. The most recent census was done in 2018. You can find out statistical information for New Plymouth, Taranaki and the rest of New Zealand on the Statistics New Zealand website

New Plymouth District Statistics

Total population

  • 80,679 people usually live in New Plymouth District. This is an increase of 6,495 people since the 2013 Census.
  • There are 39,630 males in New Plymouth and 41,049 females
  • New Plymouth District has 1.7 percent of New Zealand's population.

Māori population

  • 14,370 Māori usually live in New Plymouth District. This is an increase of 3,288 people since the 2013 Census.
  •  1.8 percent of New Zealand's Māori population usually live in New Plymouth District.

Our people

  • The median age of New Plymouth residents is 40.6 years old.
  • 3.6% of people speak Te Reo Māori.
  • 49.6% of residents are married and 31.9% have never been married.
  • 15.9% of New Plymouth residents were born outside of New Zealand, with the biggest group, about 30%, coming from the UK and Ireland. 

Our lifestyle

  • There are 33,726 private dwellings in the New Plymouth district.
  • 56.3% of residents live in an owned or partly owned house.
  • The median income in New Plymouth is $30,400. 16.3% of residents earn over $70,000 a year.
  • 19.9% of people living in New Plymouth are in full-time study
  • 73.2% of people drive to work, 6.1% walk, jog or cycle and 14.9% work from home.
  • 84% of residents have access to the internet and 91.7% have a cellphone.

Source: Census 2018 - Department of Statistics.

New Plymouth District usually resident population

Source: Census - Department of Statistics.

Area 2018 
Bell Block East 2,799
Bell Block West
4,242
Blagdon-Lynmouth 2,523
Everett Park 2,175
Ferndale 738
Fitzroy-Glen Avon 3,504
Frankleigh Park 2,979
Highlands Park 3,318
Hurdon 2,220
Inglewood 3,543
Kaitake 1,932
Kawaroa 2,328
Lepperton-Brixton 1,725 
Lower Vogeltown 2,865
Mangaoraka 1,818
Mangorei 1,998
Marfell 1,665
Merrilands 2,925
Moturoa 1,809
Mount Messenger 864
New Plymouth Central   1,110
Ōākura 1,539
Ōmata 939
Paraite 765
Port Taranaki 9
Spotswood 3,633
Strandon 2,535
Tarata 570 
Tikorangi 1,902
Upper Vogeltown 2,745
Waitara East 2,907
Waitara West 4,011
Waiwhakaiho-Bell Block South 105
Welbourn 3,261
Westown 4,404
Whalers Gate 2,274
 TOTAL 80,679

 

Geographic boundaries prior to the 2018 Census:

Area  1991  1996  2001  2006  2013 
Barrett 1,083 1,206 1,269 1,467 2094
Bell Block 3,819 3,918 3,897 4,065 5277
Bowden 306 321 309 300 468
Carrington 612 576 606 759 816
Egmont Village 492 495 471 483 594
Fernleigh 468 567 654 840 831
Fitzroy 3,474 3,684 3,642 3,591 3,753
Frankleigh 3,615 3,567 3,483 3,447 3,456
Glen Avon 864 864 807 714 870
Highlands Park 2,001 2,508 2,397 2,508 3,027
Inglewood 3,204 3,192 2,946 3,090 3,246
Kaimata 2,613 2,547 2,400 2,601
Kaitake 2,040 2,013 2,181 2,358 2,862
Kawaroa 1,857 1,947 1,860 1,893 1,911
Lepperton 1,677 1,665 1,758 1,917 2,376
Lynmouth 2,106 2,175 2,064 2,142 2,184
Mangaoraka 708 645 675 705 867
Marfell 2,295 2,085 1,992 2,049 2,040
Marsland Hill 1,446 1,461 1,422 1,317 1,332
Merrilands 2,673 2,793 2,727 2,790 2,811
Moturoa 3,816 3,819 3,243 3,558 3,351
Mount Bryan 954 954 879 888 873
New Plymouth Central 609 666 612 639 675
Oakura 1,068 1,233 1,254 1,359 1,380
Okato 486 498 519 531 561
Okoki-Okau 1,944 1,911 1,905 1,920 2,169
Omata 408 441 447 474 540
Paraite 189 288 345 453 381
Spotswood 1,869 1,809 1,983 2,007 2,016
Struan Park 4,851 4,704 4,704 4,713 4,908
Upper Westown 1,482 1,455 1,443 1,503 1,575
Urenui 408 414 414 429 426
Waitara East 2,826 2,796 2,682 2,676 2,811
Waitara West 3,855 3,714 3,567 3,612 3,672
Welbourn 1,584 1,761 1,758 1,698 1,842
Westown 3,468 3,429 3,294 3,399 3,414
TOTAL 67,191 68,112 66,603 68,901 74,187