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Wellington City Council

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Phone: (04) 499 4444
Web site:

Mayor: Justin Lester
Councillors in 2016: 14 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2017: 1,302

Key financial statistics 2017

$ (in thousands)Wellington CityMedian for all METRO councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 6,730,121 2,933,438 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 467,074 198,643 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 482,531 193,926 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 90,300 57,474 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 271,037 129,143 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 190,959
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 179,466
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)6.4%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 290
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)658.7
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 37,900

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about Wellington City on the Statistics New Zealand website.

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