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Local Government in New Zealand - Local Councils


Wellington City Council

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Phone: (04) 499 4444
Web site:

Mayor: Justin Lester
Councillors in 2016: 14 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 1,302

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Wellington CityMedian for all METRO councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 6,939,518 3,052,940 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 479,275 212,413 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 506,882 225,847 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 90,719 89,987 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 283,902 137,832 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 190,959
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 179,466
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)6.4%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 290
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)658.7
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 37,900

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

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