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Masterton District Council

Council mapCarterton District South Wairarapa District Tararua District Masterton District Upper Hutt City Hutt City Porirua City Kapiti Coast District Wellington City Manawatu-Wanganui Region

Phone: (06) 370 6300
Web site:

Mayor: Lyn Patterson
Councillors in 2013: 10 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2015: 82

Key financial statistics 2015

$ (in thousands)Masterton DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 685,481 1,255,042 109,655,413
Operating Revenue 35,428 69,269 8,362,314
Operating Expenditure 37,657 78,159 8,944,023
Capital Expenditure 13,411 32,152 4,051,699
Rates Revenue 25,456 49,222 5,003,056

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 23,352
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 22,623
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)3.2%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 2,300
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)10.2
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 25,300

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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