Kōrero: King Country region

Whārangi 13. Facts and figures

Ngā whakaahua

Land area

  • King Country: 9,550 sq km
  • New Zealand: 268,690 sq km

Climate

(National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research data, 1971–2000)

Taumarunui

  • Mean temperature, January: 18.3°C
  • Mean temperature, July: 7.5°C
  • Mean annual rainfall: 1,517 mm
  • Mean annual sunshine: 1,629 hours

Total population, 2006 and 2013

  • King Country: 27,225 (2006); 25,938 (2013)
  • New Zealand: 4,027,947 (2006); 4,242,051 (2013)

Ethnic affiliation, 2013

European

  • King Country: 71.6%
  • New Zealand: 74.0%

Māori

  • King Country: 36.4%
  • New Zealand: 14.9%

Pacific Island

  • King Country: 2.9%
  • New Zealand: 7.4%

Asian (including Indian)

  • King Country: 2.3%
  • New Zealand: 11.8%

Middle Eastern, Latin American, African

  • King Country: 0.2%
  • New Zealand: 1.2%

Principal tribes and sub-tribes

Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi

Population of major urban areas, 2013

  • Taumarunui : 4,503
  • Te Kūiti: 4,218

Age distribution, 2013

Under 15

  • King Country: 23.5%
  • New Zealand: 20.4%

15–64

  • King Country: 62.6%
  • New Zealand: 65.3%

65 and over

  • King Country: 13.9%
  • New Zealand: 14.3%

Employment by industry, 20131

(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

  • King Country: 24.5%
  • New Zealand: 5.7%

Education and training

  • King Country: 8.7%
  • New Zealand: 8.6%

Retail trade

  • King Country: 7.1%
  • New Zealand: 10.1%

Unemployment, 2013

  • King Country: 4.7%
  • New Zealand: 7.1%

Livestock numbers, 20122

Sheep

  • King Country: 2,053,829
  • New Zealand: 31,262,715

Dairy cattle

  • King Country: 301,169
  • New Zealand: 6,445,681

Beef cattle

  • King Country: 297,746
  • New Zealand: 3,734,412
Kupu tāpiri
  1. Data includes the whole of Ruapehu district. Back
  2. Data includes the whole of Ruapehu district. Back
Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/king-country-region/page-13 (accessed 22 August 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 13 Dec 2011, updated 30 Mar 2015