Story: Marlborough region

Page 13. Facts and figures

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Land area

  • Marlborough: 14,534 sq km
  • New Zealand: 268,690 sq km

Climate (Blenheim)

(National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research data, 1981–2010)

  • Mean temperature, January: 18.0°C
  • Mean temperature, July: 7.0°C
  • Mean annual rainfall: 655 mm
  • Mean annual sunshine: 2,475 hours

Total population, 2006 and 2013

  • Marlborough: 46,170 (2006); 46,968 (2013)
  • New Zealand: 4,027,947 (2006); 4,242,051 (2013)

Ethnic affiliation, 2013

(Multiple responses allowed)

European

  • Marlborough: 85.2%
  • New Zealand: 74.0%

Māori

  • Marlborough: 11.4%
  • New Zealand: 14.9%

Pacific Island

  • Marlborough: 2.1%
  • New Zealand: 7.4%

Asian (including Indian)

  • Marlborough: 2.7%
  • New Zealand: 11.8%

Middle Eastern, Latin American, African

  • Marlborough: 0.6%
  • New Zealand: 1.2%

Principal tribes and sub-tribes

Rangitāne ki Wairau, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Koata, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāi Tahu

Major urban area, 2013

  • Blenheim: 24,183

Age distribution, 2013

Under 15

  • Marlborough: 17.8%
  • New Zealand: 20.4%

15–64

  • Marlborough: 61.8%
  • New Zealand: 65.3%

65 and over

  • Marlborough: 20.4%
  • New Zealand: 14.3%

Employment by industry, 2013

(Figures are for workers aged 15 and over, in selected industries in which the region’s employment pattern is most distinctive)

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

  • Marlborough: 17.3%
  • New Zealand: 5.7%

Accommodation and food services

  • Marlborough: 9.2%
  • New Zealand: 6.9%

Professional, scientific and technical

  • Marlborough: 2.8%
  • New Zealand: 7.8%

Unemployment, 2013

  • Marlborough: 2.8%
  • New Zealand: 7.1%

Livestock numbers, 2012

Sheep

  • Marlborough: 547,180
  • New Zealand: 31,262,715

Dairy cattle

  • Marlborough: 33,218
  • New Zealand: 6,445,781

Beef cattle

  • Marlborough: 60,127
  • New Zealand: 3,734,412
How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/marlborough-region/page-13 (accessed 19 December 2018)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 12 May 2012, updated 16 Nov 2016