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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 2018

$ (in thousands)Hamilton CityMedian for all METRO councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 3,589,090 3,052,940 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 220,110 212,413 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 235,047 225,847 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 145,948 89,987 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 153,040 137,832 5,815,327

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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