Ward 2012 (generalised)

This dataset is the definitive set of ward boundaries at 1 January 2012 as defined by the territorial authorities and/or Local Government Commission, but maintained by Statistics New Zealand (who are the custodian). This version contains 258 categories.


Wards were originally set up within any territorial authority with a population of at least 20,000. Wards are defined under the Local Electoral Act 2001 and result from dividing a territorial authority for electoral purposes. Ward boundaries are reviewed in the year before the three-yearly local government elections.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Stats NZ
Maintainer Stats NZ
Maintainer Email Stats NZ
Source https://datafinder.stats.govt.nz/layer/105696-ward-2012-generalised/
Source Created 2021-07-19T23:12:31.300072Z
Source Modified 2021-07-27T20:30:42.746994Z
Language English
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Source Identifier https://datafinder.stats.govt.nz/layer/105696-ward-2012-generalised/
Dataset metadata created 10 August 2021, last updated 10 September 2021