New Zealand gets divided up in different ways...

Islands, Regions, Territorial Authorities, Cities, Towns, and Settlements

In total

4.8 million

people live in New Zealand

Let's count them in different ways

People live on


islands of New Zealand

[break down the islands]

New Zealand can also be divided into

16 Regions

Regions of New Zealand

3 Regions have more than 500k people
living in them:

Auckland (1.6m)

Canterbury (600k)

Wellington (505k)

Regions of New Zealand

6 Regions have fewer than 100k people
living in them:

Southland (98k)

Nelson (51k)

Tasman (50k)

Gisborne (48k)

Marlborough (46k)

West Coast (33k)

Regions of New Zealand

Let's count them in different ways

There are


cities in New Zealand


of New Zealanders
live in a city

Every city in New Zealand has grown
over the last decade


is New Zealand's largest city

There are


million sheep in New Zealand

chart showing total number of sheep in New Zealand from 1937–2016 in millions. The number peaked in 1982 at approximately 70 million

HTML Table sample

Item Value Quantity
Apples $1 7
Lemonade $2 18
Bread $3 2

An idea

Broad topics (population, livestock, etc) go left/right
More detail on a topic goes up/down
Most important fact at the top, more detail further down


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