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Whanganui District Council

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Phone: (06) 349 0001
Web site:

Mayor: Hamish McDouall
Councillors in 2016: 12 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 243

Key financial statistics 2017

$ (in thousands)Whanganui DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 824,797 1,386,293 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 71,481 77,930 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 75,930 80,915 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 51,496 38,342 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 54,254 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 42,150
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 42,639
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)-1.1%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 2,373
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)17.8
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 23,500

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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