Population & Growth

Population Statistics

Find out some interesting stats on our district, and how we compare to the rest of the country.

The following 2013 Census Usually Resident Population Counts were released on 15 October 2013.

Area 

2001

2006

2013

% increase 2006-13

Arrowtown

1,692

2,148

2,445

13.8%

Arthurs Point

282

411

807

96.4%

Frankton

1,641

1,782

1,827

2.5%

Frankton East

153

396

639

61.4%

Glenorchy

267

267

360

34.8%

Hawea

1,062

1,596

2,172

36.1%

Inland Water-Lake Hawea

-

-

-

 

Inland Water-Lake Wakatipu

-

15

-

 

Inland Water-Lake Wanaka

-

-

-

 

Jacks Point

57

192

297

54.7%

Kelvin Heights

792

960

1,011

5.3%

Kingston South

132

201

234

16.4%

Lake Hayes

192

252

318

26.2%

Lake Hayes South

60

615

1,638

166.3%

Matukituki

282

372

387

4.0%

Outer Wakatipu

414

462

651

40.9%

Queenstown Bay

1,650

1,878

1,962

4.5%

Queenstown Hill

2,337

3,153

3,534

12.1%

Sunshine Bay

1,860

2,256

2,358

4.5%

Wakatipu Basin

837

963

1,104

14.6%

Wanaka

3,330

5,040

6,474

28.5%

Total Queenstown Lakes District

17,043

22,959

28,224

22.9%

Source: Statistics New Zealand

View more results from the 2013 Census on Statistics New Zealand's website.

 

Growth Projections

The purpose of the Growth Projections work is to establish the likely future population, visitor accommodation and dwelling growth in the district.  In March 2011, the growth projections for the district were reviewed and updated using latest information and data from Statistics New Zealand, the Tourism Strategy Group, and the QLDC dwelling capacity model (July 2010).  

In summary, the 2011 growth projections indicate that the average total population of the District in 2011 is 46,612 (28,440 residents and 18,172 visitors) and this is projected to increase to 67,439 (44,093 residents and 23,346 visitors) by 2031. Furthermore, the average age of the district’s population is projected to rise from just under 36 years old in 2011 to nearly 42 in 2031.

Detailed projections for the district are contained in the following: