Selwyn Stats, Facts and Map
The following statistics are drawn from various sources, using the latest data where available. Statistics data is based on the 2013 Census, or any updates if published.
Other useful links:
Selwyn District economic profile and quarterly economic report published by Infometrics.
Statistics NZ: http://www.stats.govt.nz/
Population and population growth estimates
|2016(1 July)||Est. 2025|
|Total Selwyn district||53,830||67,228|
|Rural (including Burnham Military Camp)||16,677||19,375|
(Source: Selwyn District Council population projections 2016)
Number of rateable properties in the district (2016) 23,882
(Source: Selwyn District Council)
Number of occupied private dwellings (est. 2013) 15,228
(Sources: Statistics New Zealand)
(Source: Statistics New Zealand, 2013 Census)
Selwyn district population by age
|Age group (years)||Male||Female||Total|
|85 and over||147||177||324|
- The median age (half are younger, and half older, than this age) is 38.7 years for people in Selwyn District. For New Zealand as a whole, the median age is 38.0 years.
- 10.8% of people in Selwyn District are aged 65 years and over, compared with 14.3% of the total New Zealand population.
- 22.3% of people are aged under 15 years in Selwyn District, compared with 20.4% for all of New Zealand.
3,036 Maori usually live in Selwyn District, approximately 7% of the population as at the 2013 census. This represented an increase of 1,029 people, or 51.3 percent, from the 2006 Census.
Major ethnic groups
|Middle Eastern, Latin American, African||0.6%|
Note: Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group. As a result percentages do not add up to 100.
GDP year to March 2016 $1,819 million
GDP growth 2015 to 2016 3.6% (compared to NZ 2.4%)
GDP growth over 5 years 6.6% - the highest of any district in New Zealand
Work and business in Selwyn district
Residential buildings consents issued year to September 2016: 1,060
(September 2015: 1,227)
Growth in residential buildings consents 5 years 2011-2016: 28% (highest in NZ)
Tourism guest nights year to September 2016: 91,846
(September 2015: 93,963)
Change 2015 to 2016: 2.3% decrease
(Sources: Statistics NZ, Infometrics, Selwyn District Council)
Selwyn district: land area
6,420 square kilometres (642,000 hectares)
Last updated November 2016