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Waipa District Council

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Phone: (07) 872 0030
Web site:

Mayor: Jim Mylchreest
Councillors in 2016: 12 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 238

Key financial statistics 2017

$ (in thousands)Waipa DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 1,530,827 1,386,293 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 70,552 77,930 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 66,560 80,915 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 58,384 38,342 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 51,200 53,650 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 46,668
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 42,501
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)9.8%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 1,470
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)31.7
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 32,000

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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