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Ashburton District Council

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Phone: (03) 307 7700
Web site:

Mayor: Neil Brown
Councillors in 2016: 12 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 192

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Ashburton DistrictMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 759,750 1,435,460 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 53,950 80,473 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 56,515 86,697 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 23,495 42,682 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 33,541 55,974 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 31,041
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 27,372
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)13.4%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 6,183
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)5.0
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 32,900

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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