4. Great Barrier
6. Hibiscus and Bays
E-mail: online contact form
Web site: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Councillors in 2016: 20 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2015 (including CCOs): 9,678
About the Auckland Council
As of 1 November 2010, the Auckland Council became a unitary authority through the amalgamation of 1 regional council and 7 territorial authorities.
The Auckland Council has two complementary and non-hierarchical decision-making parts:
- The governing body, consisting of a mayor elected by all Aucklanders and 20 councillors elected on a ward basis.
- Twenty-one local boards, with members elected by the registered voters within the geographic boundaries of each local board area.
The governing body and the local boards share the decision-making responsibilities of the Auckland Council, but each has a unique focus:
- The governing body is focused on those decisions that affect the council area as a whole.
- The local boards are focused on decisions regarding local issues, activities and facilities.
Key financial statistics 2015
|$ (in thousands)||Auckland Council||New Zealand|
- 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: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Community statistics as at the 2013 census
|Usually resident population - 2013 Census||1,415,550|
|Usually resident population - 2006 Census||1,304,961|
|Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)||8.5%|
|Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014||4,938|
|People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)||286.7|
|Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500)||29,600|
- Census, Statistics New Zealand
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