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Southland Regional Council

Council mapInvercargill City Gore District Southland District West Coast Region Otago Region

Phone: 0800 76 88 45
Web site:

Chair: Nicol Horrell
Councillors in 2016: 11 (excluding Chair)
Council employees in 2018: 159

Key financial statistics 2017

$ (in thousands)Southland RegionalMedian for all REGIONAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 74,058 530,260 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 28,955 45,295 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 31,686 48,226 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 1,483 5,455 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 14,797 20,519 5,531,730

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 93,339
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 90,876
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)2.7%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 31,195
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)3.0
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 29,500

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about the Southland Region on the Statistics New Zealand website.

Other councils in the region

Gore District, Invercargill City, and Southland District.

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