The population of the Rotorua District Council area is 65,901, of which 3,609 is within the Waikato region. The population within the Waikato region increased by 7.7 percent between 2001 and 20061.
On this page: Population, Population change by council areas
The map below shows the population of towns with more than 300 residents in Rotorua district. The change in population between 2001 and 2006 is also shown. Check out more information from the 2006 census for Rotorua district including age and gender structure.
View the age and gender structure of the region.
View our regional population map. Find out about the source of this information.
Population change by council areas
The graphs below show the change in population between 1996 and 2001 (left) and 2001 and 2006 (right) for each of the district council areas within the Waikato region.
Urban areas with populations greater than 1000 and rural centres with populations greater than 300 are mapped. Source: Statistic New Zealand, Census 2006.
- During this period the total Rotorua District Council population increased by 2.2 percent.