Mon, Jun 10, 2024 7:00 AM

More people, more houses in census


Anne Hardie

The Nelson-Tasman population is officially 110,391, which is just over 7,000 more people than the previous census in 2018.

In the just-released 2023 census results, Tasman recorded 57,807 residents, an increase of 10.3 per cent compared with the previous census in 2018, while Nelson recorded a 3.3 per cent increase to 52,584 residents.

The increased population added more houses, with a 11 per cent increase in Tasman to 26,352 dwellings and a 6.1 per cent increase in Nelson to 22,845 dwellings.

In Tasman, 90.7 per cent of the population identified as European, while 9.9 per cent were recorded as Māori, 2.6 per cent Pacific peoples and four per cent Asian.

While in Nelson, there were  84.7 per cent identifying as European, 11.9 per cent Māori, 2.8 per cent Pacific peoples and 8.6 per cent Asian.

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