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Central Otago District Council

Council mapQueenstown-Lakes District Central Otago District Clutha District Waitaki District Dunedin City Canterbury Region Southland Region West Coast Region

Phone: (03) 440 0056
Web site:

Mayor: Tim Cadogan
Councillors in 2016: 10 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 144

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Central Otago DistrictMedian for all RURAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 715,632 385,888 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 40,458 21,273 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 43,247 25,799 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 18,937 10,008 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 28,282 14,652 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 17,895
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 16,644
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)7.5%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 9,956
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)1.8
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 28,200

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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