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Location of the Southland District within the South Island
|• Land||29,574.53 km2 (11,418.79 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+12 (NZST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+13 (NZDT)|
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|Website||Southland District Council|
Southland District was formed through the 1989 local government reforms. Four local authorities were amalgamated at that time: Wallace County, Winton Borough, Stewart Island and Southland County. John Casey, who was first elected onto Southland County Council in 1977, oversaw the amalgamation and was elected Southland District's first mayor in 1989.
Southland District covers the majority of the land area of Southland Region, although the region also covers Gore District, Invercargill City and adjacent territorial waters. It has a land area of 30,400.94 km2, excluding inland waters such as Lake Te Anau, Lake Manapouri, and Lake Hauroko.
The seat of the District Council is Invercargill, which, however, is not part of Southland District, but a territorial authority in its own right.
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Southland District covers 29,574.53 km2 (11,418.79 sq mi) and had an estimated population of 32,500 as of June 2020, with a population density of 1.1 people per km2.
Southland District had a population of 30,864 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 1,251 people (4.2%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 2,427 people (8.5%) since the 2006 census. There were 11,982 households. There were 16,029 males and 14,835 females, giving a sex ratio of 1.08 males per female. The median age was 39.1 years (compared with 37.4 years nationally), with 6,534 people (21.2%) aged under 15 years, 5,262 (17.0%) aged 15 to 29, 14,436 (46.8%) aged 30 to 64, and 4,635 (15.0%) aged 65 or older.
Ethnicities were 88.1% European/Pākehā, 11.1% Māori, 1.1% Pacific peoples, 6.2% Asian, and 2.3% other ethnicities. People may identify with more than one ethnicity.
The percentage of people born overseas was 13.6, compared with 27.1% nationally.
Although some people objected to giving their religion, 51.7% had no religion, 38.4% were Christian, 0.5% were Hindu, 0.2% were Muslim, 0.3% were Buddhist and 1.7% had other religions.
Of those at least 15 years old, 3,363 (13.8%) people had a bachelor or higher degree, and 5,739 (23.6%) people had no formal qualifications. The median income was $36,300, compared with $31,800 nationally. 3,732 people (15.3%) earned over $70,000 compared to 17.2% nationally. The employment status of those at least 15 was that 13,956 (57.4%) people were employed full-time, 4,053 (16.7%) were part-time, and 519 (2.1%) were unemployed.
|Name||Area (km2)||Population||Density (per km2)||Households||Median age||Median income|
|Mararoa-Waimea Ward||17,420.86||7,953||0.46||3,081||38.8 years||$36,800|
|Waiau-Aparima Ward||6,381.17||7,908||1.24||3,153||40.6 years||$31,900|
|Winton-Wallacetown Ward||1,826.23||9,117||4.99||3,468||39.1 years||$38,600|
|Waihopai-Toetoes Ward||2,176.35||5,481||2.52||2,055||37.2 years||$37,900|
|Stewart Island/Rakiura Ward||1,747.74||408||0.22||222||49.3 years||$33,500|
|New Zealand||37.4 years||$31,800|
Urban areas and settlements
The Southland District has three towns with a population over 1,000. Together they are home to 21.9% of the district's population.
|% of district|
Other settlements and localities in the district include:
Mararoa Waimea Ward
Waiau Aparima Ward
Waihopai Toetoes Ward
Winton Wallacetown Ward
Stewart Island-Rakiura Ward
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In Spanish: Distrito Southland para niños
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