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Living in the city

As recently as 2006, fewer than 18,000 people called the city centre home*. The official residential population estimate is close to 45,000**, with some estimates much higher. This means the city centre population is growing six times faster than the Auckland population as a whole.

As the balance shifts further towards this being a place for people, we think the future looks bright for a city centre that’s more alive, enjoyable and successful than ever.

*2006 figures for the three Census Area Units that combine to most closely match the Heart of the City boundary. Source: Statistics New Zealand Auckland Counts.
** 2017 estimate for three CAUs. Source: Statistics New Zealand NZ Dot Stat.