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Timaru District Council

Council mapOtago Region Kaikoura District Hurunui District Mackenzie District Waimate District Waitaki District Timaru District Ashburton District Selwyn _District Waimakariri District Christchurch City West Coast Region Tasman Region Marlborough Region

Phone: (03) 687 7200
Web site:

Mayor: Damon Odey
Councillors in 2016: 9 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2017: 238

Key financial statistics 2016

$ (in thousands)Timaru DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 751,470 1,279,498 112,859,570
Operating Revenue 80,109 75,330 8,865,430
Operating Expenditure 70,229 79,071 9,282,110
Capital Expenditure 24,089 29,902 4,264,961
Rates Revenue 46,072 54,069 5,317,234

Source: Local Authority Financial Statistics, Statistics New Zealand

The financial profile pages for this council contains more detailed information.

The Council's current long-term plan and annual report may be available from its website:

Community statistics as at the 2013 census

Usually resident population - 2013 Census 43,929
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 42,870
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)2.5%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 2,733
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)16.1
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 26,900

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about the Timaru District on the Statistics New Zealand website.

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