Story: Marlborough region

Marlborough town populations, 1891–2013

Blenheim, Picton and Kaikōura are the most sizeable towns in Marlborough. None was very large before the Second World War. After that, Blenheim outstripped the others on account of its central position, the establishment of the Woodbourne airfield and the development of manufacturing and service industries. In 2013 over half of Marlborough’s population lived in Blenheim.

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Source: New Zealand census, 1871–2013; New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1931,1941

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Population and society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 June 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016