This page features all the files containing Vintage 2019 city and town population totals. Many locations that once had had a "city council" are now governed by a "district council". With each new release of annual estimates, the entire time series of estimates is revised for all years back to the last census. Before the reforms, a borough council with more than 20,000 people could be proclaimed a city.
 Many satellite towns included within the NZSAC92 urban areas became urban areas in their own right under SSGA18, resulting in the addition of Hibiscus Coast (previously part of Auckland) to the list of large urban areas. Similarly, there is no "city council" in Auckland, though its status as a city is not generally disputed due to its size. The council areas as well as all cities and towns ("localities") having a population of more than 15,000. The only new city council so far under this section is the Tauranga City Council, from 1 March 2004. Christchurch (1862 and 1868) and Invercargill (1930 and 1991) have also been declared cities more than once. The district government of the town of Gisborne, for example, adamantly described itself as the first "city" in the world to see the new millennium. During provincialism in New Zealand, from 1852 until abolition in 1876, there was no uniform system of local authorities in New Zealand. The below figures represent the populations of the contiguous built-up areas of each city or town. 1991, 2001, 2011 census, 2016, 2019 estimate. Masterton (22,200), the main centre and the town with the largest population in the … The new city must have "a population of not less than 50,000 persons", be "predominantly urban" and "a distinct entity and a major centre of activity within the region" (or regions) that it is encompassed by.
The word "city" is used in a general sense to describe the urban areas of New Zealand, independent of local body boundaries. Still widely referred to by its older spelling of, Tauranga status change, 2003 – specific details, This page was last edited on 7 October 2020, at 00:33. As a result, some cities were reorganised into other larger cities or changed to districts, and some of these areas are still considered cities by many New Zealanders. In 1991 the Lower Hutt City Council became the Hutt City Council by a special Act of Parliament  that which did not change the name  of the city of Lower Hutt; the city's coat of arms still refers to the "City of Lower Hutt". 1991, 2001, 2011 census, 2016, 2019 estimate. List of places in South Australia by population, List of places in Queensland by population, List of places in Western Australia by population, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_places_in_New_South_Wales_by_population&oldid=984149137, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 13:54. City and Town Population Totals: 2010-2019, Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places of 50,000 or More, Ranked by July 1, 2019 Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, Cumulative Estimates of Resident Population Change for Incorporated Places of 50,000 or More in 2010, Ranked by Percent Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, Annual Estimates of Resident Population Change for Incorporated Places of 50,000 or More in 2018, Ranked by Percent Change: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019, Searchable Index and File Descriptions for All Files on the FTP2 Site, Population and Housing Unit Estimates Tables.