Kōrero: Auckland region

Whārangi 16. Facts and figures

Ngā whakaahua

Land area

  • Auckland: 5,600 sq km
  • New Zealand: 268,690 sq km

Climate (Auckland city)

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

  • Mean temperature, January: 19.1° C
  • Mean temperature, July: 10.9° C
  • Mean annual rainfall: 1,212 mm
  • Mean annual sunshine: 2,003 hours

Total population, 2006 and 2013

  • Auckland: 1,304,961 (2006); 1,415,550 (2013)
  • New Zealand: 4,027,947 (2006); 4,242,051 (2013)

Ethnic affiliation, 2013

European

  • Auckland: 59.3%
  • New Zealand: 74.0%

Māori

  • Auckland: 10.7%
  • New Zealand: 14.9%

Pacific Island

  • Auckland: 14.6%
  • New Zealand: 7.4%

Asian (including Indian)

  • Auckland: 23.1%
  • New Zealand: 11.8%

Middle Eastern, Latin American, African

  • Auckland: 1.9%
  • New Zealand: 1.2%

Principal tribes/sub-tribes

Ngāti Whātua, Te Kawerau-a-Maki, Ngāti Pāoa, Waikato 

Age distribution, 2013

Under 15

  • Auckland: 20.9%
  • New Zealand: 20.4%

15–64

  • Auckland: 67.6%
  • New Zealand: 65.3%

65 and over

  • Auckland: 11.5%
  • 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

  • Auckland: 0.8%
  • New Zealand: 5.7%

Wholesale trade

  • Auckland: 8.2%
  • New Zealand: 5.4%

Information media and telecommunications

  • Auckland: 3.0%
  • New Zealand: 1.9%

Professional, scientific and technical services

  • Auckland: 10.6%
  • New Zealand: 7.9%

Unemployment, 2013

  • Auckland: 8.1%
  • New Zealand: 7.1%

Livestock numbers, 2012

(Agricultural Production Survey, Statistics New Zealand)

Sheep

  • Auckland: 205,270
  • New Zealand: 31,262,715

Dairy cattle

  • Auckland: 117,281
  • New Zealand: 6,445,681

Beef cattle

  • Auckland: 117,458
  • New Zealand: 3,734,412
Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/auckland-region/page-16 (accessed 24 October 2019)

Story by Margaret McClure, published 6 Dec 2007, updated 5 Aug 2016