Ruapehu communities

Ruapehu district has a variety of unique communities of interest from small to medium sized rural townships and rural populations.

The estimated resident population based on the 2018​ census is 12,750, with a population density of 0.02 persons per hectare. In the 2018​​​​​ census 68.8​​% of the population identified their ethnicity as European. Maori made up 43.​4% of the population, Asian peoples 23.4​% and Pacific peoples 2.2%.


For a more detailed analysis of Ruapehu's population make-up from the 2018 census including; who we are, ​what we do and how we live; see Ruapehu's ​​

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