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Invercargill City Council

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

Phone: (03) 211 1777
Web site:

Mayor: Tim Shadbolt
Councillors in 2016: 12 (excluding Mayor)
Council employees in 2018: 400

Key financial statistics 2018

$ (in thousands)Invercargill CityMedian for all PROVINCIAL councilsNew Zealand
Public Equity 825,716 1,435,460 123,568,227
Operating Revenue 86,996 80,473 9,879,372
Operating Expenditure 93,922 86,697 10,292,961
Capital Expenditure 27,665 42,682 4,887,998
Rates Revenue 50,349 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 51,693
Usually resident population - 2006 Census 50,325
Change from 2006 to 2013 (All NZ: 5.3%)2.7%
Land Area km2 (not incl. inland waters or oceanic areas) - 2014 389
People per km2 (All NZ: 15.9)132.9
Median personal income - 2013 Census (All NZ: $28,500) 27,400

Census, Statistics New Zealand

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

Other councils in the region

Gore District, Southland District, and Southland Regional.

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