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Southland Regional Council

Council mapInvercargill City Gore District Southland District West Coast Region Otago Region

Phone: 0800 76 88 45
Web site:

Chair: Nicol Horrell
Councillors in 2016: 11 (excluding Chair)
Council employees in 2018: 159

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Southland RegionalMedian for all REGIONAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 76,329 545,448 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 31,815 52,522 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 32,600 55,532 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 342 11,570 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 15,682 20,915 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 93,339
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 90,876
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)2.7%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 31,195
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)3.0
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 29,500

Census, Statistics New Zealand

View more QuickStats about the Southland Region on the Statistics New Zealand website.

Other councils in the region

Gore District, Invercargill City, and Southland District.

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