The estimated resident population in Auckland’s city centre was 39,860 at 30 June 2016, an increase of 14% on the previous year (34,830).
Sub-national population estimates are freely available from NZ.Stat tables on Statistics New Zealand’s website.
For the purposes of this indicator the City Centre is defined as the three census area units Auckland Harbourside, Auckland Central West and Auckland Central East.
A thriving and engaged inner-city resident population adds vibrancy and life to the Auckland city centre. Towards the end of the last century, Auckland’s city centre began to show signs of revitalisation as a residential centre.
The estimated resident population in Auckland’s city centre was 39,860 at 30 June 2016, an increase of 14% over the previous year (34,830).
A combination of changing lifestyle patterns and household composition, the movement of head offices and specific industries (for example, banking and finance) into the central business district, the conversion of office blocks into apartments, international students living close to inner-city educational facilities and a substantial programme of residential housing development have all contributed to an increase of the resident population over recent years.