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Hamilton City Council

Council mapRotorua District Rotorua District South Waikato District Hamilton City Waipa District Otorohanga District Taupo District Waikato District Matamata-Piako District Hauraki District Waitomo District Thames-Coromandel District Hawkes Bay Region Manawatu-Wanganui Region Bay of Plenty Region Taranaki Region Auckland Region

Phone: (07) 838 6699
Web site:

Mayor: Andrew King
Councillors in 2016: 12 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 968

Key financial statistics 2017

$ (in thousands)Hamilton CityMedian for all METRO councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 3,530,060 2,933,438 118,835,141
Operating Revenue 209,505 198,643 9,412,132
Operating Expenditure 223,959 193,926 9,851,504
Capital Expenditure 89,568 57,474 4,310,621
Rates Revenue 144,848 129,143 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 141,612
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 129,591
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)9.3%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 110
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)1284.9
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 27,700

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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