19.2 percent of people in Palmerston North City were born overseas, compared with 25.2 percent for New Zealand as a whole. In 2012 these two private surgical hospitals merged and are now known as Crest Hospital. [51], The Palmerston North MED and Mawawatu Oroua EPB were dissolved in the late 1990s with the government electricity sector reforms. There were 41,286 males and 43,353 females, giving a sex ratio of 0.95 males per female. [68] The airport has regular services to domestic destinations including Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Nelson and Wellington. This page was last edited on 31 January 2021, at 18:55. Link1. The hospital is the major trauma centre for Palmerston North, Otaki, and the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua districts.[49]. The Peter Black Conservatory is a large tropical greenhouse built in 1941 and refurbished in 2014. The weekly community newspaper is the Guardian. In 1930, the population reached the 20,000 threshold and Palmerston North was officially proclaimed a city, the 7th in New Zealand. MidCentral DHB's population is around 180,000 people, and the majority live in Palmerston North City. More than 80,000 people live in Palmerston North and a third of them are aged between 15 to 30 years. Palmerston North Situated on the banks of the Manawatu River within the green hills of the area’s sheep and dairy district, Palmerston North is known as the “Student City” with half of the population below the age of 25. Palmerston North. The three most common age groups for the overseas born population of Palmerston North, in order, are 20-24 years (1,587), 40-44 years (1,098) closely followed by 25-29 years (1,086). Other major cities include Hamilton (224,000), Tauranga (131,000), Napier-Hastings (130,000), Dunedin (117,000), and Palmerston North with 84,000. In 1953, the boundaries would further extend to include Awapuni, which in the same year, was again flooded by the Manawatu River, along with Hokowhitu. [citation needed], The arrival of the railway in 1886 saw an increase in the speed of growth and the town was at the centre of a lucrative agricultural district. Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition to the electorate MPs, there is one list MP based in Palmerston North: Teanau Tuiono of the Green Party. 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A large proportion of Palmerston North's population consists of students attending these institutions or the various Papaioea Campuses of Te Wananga o Aotearoa during the student year. The typical urban area elevation ranges between 20–40 metres (65–130 ft) above sea level. Near the current railway station, the North Island Main Trunk railway is joined by the Palmerston North - Gisborne Line, which runs through the Manawatu Gorge to Woodville and Hawke's Bay. Total population. Although some people objected to giving their religion, in the 2018 census 49.6% had no religion, 35.9% were Christian, and 7.6% had other religions. Local groups include the Manawatu Sinfonia and Manawatu Youth Orchestra (MYO) who perform throughout the year. Answer: Palmerston North, New Zealand (Administrative unit: Manawatu-Wanganui) - The tertiary education sector provides NZ$500 million a year to the local economy[31] and the education sector accounted for 11.3%[33] of the Palmerston North workforce in February 2006. The lowest point is 10 metres (33 ft) above sea level. By 1877, when the Borough Council came into existence, Palmerston North was an isolated village in the midst of the native forest that covered inland Manawatu. The length of the Manawatu river within the city boundary is 29.9 kilometres (18.6 mi) and its tributary at Ashhurst, the Pohangina, is 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi). In 2017 the Council voted to create a Māori ward, but the decision was overturned by a city-wide referendum in May 2018.[27]. Regent on Broadway Theatre is a 1393-seat multipurpose performing arts facility. The Palmerston North electorate covers the Palmerston North urban area north of the Manawatū River. Question: What is the population of Palmerston North? Ngāti Rangitāne were the local Māori iwi (tangata whenua) living in the area known as Te Ahu-ā-Tūranga,[9] when a trader, Jack Duff, became the earliest known European to explore the area c. 1830. Although the city’s population had grown in the last two years, water use had remained steady. [37] The table divides that electorate’s population by age range. Around 40 percent of our population is studying – be it full or part-time, and a third of our population is aged between 15 and 30. 19.2 percent of people in Palmerston North City were born overseas, compared with 25.2 percent for New Zealand as a whole. Located in the eastern Manawatu Plains, the city is near the north bank of the Manawatu River, 35 km (22 mi) from the river's mouth, and 12 km (7 mi) from the end of the Manawatu Gorge, about 140 km (87 mi) north of the capital, Wellington. Contents: Population. The Te Tai Hauaūru Māori electorate, held by Adrian Rurawhe of the Labour Party, covers Palmerston North. Palmerston North has economic strengths in research, especially in the bio-industry, defence, distribution and smart business sectors. A public meeting in 1873 ends with no clear decision on the name. [24], The Palmerston North urban area had a usual resident population of 76,236 at the 2018 New Zealand census, an increase of 3,939 people (5.4%) since the 2013 census, and an increase of 5,550 people (7.9%) since the 2006 census. Palmerston North and its surroundings feature roughly 100 parks and reserves. The data for this record was last updated 2/24/15 . Go cards were replaced by Bee cards on 20 July 2020. Centrepoint Theatre is a prominent professional theatre and the only one outside the main centres of New Zealand. Find out what statistics the population of the country, city, district on All-populations.com. Inter-regional routes are operated by Intercity and Tranzit. Although the land Palmerston North is situated on is bounded by the lofty Ruahine and Tararua ranges in the east and south respectively, the city has a predominantly flat appearance. The Diocese of Palmerston North is currently without a Bishop following the resignation of Charles Drennan. Name Status Population Estimate 1991-06-30 Population Estimate 1996-06-30 Population Estimate 2001-06-30 The city is relatively small and has a population of 412,500 residents, making it the second-largest city in New Zealand. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are among visitors to Palmerston North. The mix of farming industries nearby has made the city a particularly valuable hub for agriculturally-based education which in turn supports a significant number of science and research facilities in the region. There are on average 200 rain-free days each year. [6] In the mid-19th century, it was settled by Europeans—originally by Scandinavians and, later, British colonists. [12] In 1864, Te Ahu-a-Turanga Block was sold by Rangitāne to the Government for £12,000, in an effort to open the Manawatu to settlement. Near the Square is the Youth Space, opened in September 2011 as a dedicated place for Palmerston North's many young people to congregate in a safe environment. The Palmerston North community supports learning and enjoys an easy relationship with Massey's large student population. [3], The official limits of the city take in rural areas to the south, north-east, north-west and west of the main urban area, extending to the Tararua Ranges; including the town of Ashhurst at the mouth of the Manawatu Gorge, the villages of Bunnythorpe and Longburn in the north and west respectively. Palmerston North are in the 20-24 years age group. For people born overseas who are now living in Palmerston North City, the most common birthplace was England, and England is the most common overseas birthplace for all of New Zealand. The city covers a land area of 395 square kilometres (98,000 acres). The population development of Palmerston - North as well as related information and services (Wikipedia, Google, images). For electoral and regional representation purposes, Palmerston North City makes up the Palmerston North constituency and is represented by 4 councillors: Palmerston North Constituency Councillors as at 2019 election: Palmerston North is covered by two general electorates and one Māori electorate. The other four are located in Ashhurst, Awapuni, Linton, Roslyn and Te Pātikitiki (Highbury). He reported his discovery on arrival back to Porirua. Palmerston North is the seat of the council. There were two private hospitals, Aorangi and Southern Cross. The population of Palmerston North is estimated to have increased by 1,400 people in the last 12 months (an increase of 1.6%), reaching 88,700 as at 30 June 2018 (the New Zealand population increase was 1.9%). In 1872 a petition was launched to change the name of the settlement. Age group proportions in comparison with the New Zealand born Palmerston North residents are made below. [35] The shopping centre underwent refurbishment and expansion between 2008 and 2010.[36]. Palmerston North History Overview. The suburb is predominantly residential and at the 2013 Census it had a population of 5,601, an increase of 219 from 2006. The redevelopment won a. Question: What is the population of Palmerston North? Māori population For more information about Palmerston North City and Manawatū go to: Why Palmerston North - five reasons to study here There’s no doubt about it, Palmy is a young person’s city. Most bicycle lanes in the city are marked out with parking spaces for motorist parking, making those lanes 'pointless' and raising the risk of motorists opening car doors into the path of passing bicyclists. One councillor seat is currently vacant, owing to deputy mayor Tangi Utikere resigning after being elected as an MP in the 2020 general election. Palmerston North city ; Tararua district ; The Otaki ward of the Kapiti coast district A high resolution Acrobat version of the map is also available. We update these figures monthly. J. G. 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In 1858, the Government began negotiations with local iwi to purchase land in Manawatu. Originally part of the Papaioea clearing, The Square is a seven-hectare park of lawn, trees, lakes, fountains, and gardens in the centre of the city. Palmerston North City is located 140 kilometres north-east of Wellington and 546 kilometres south of Auckland, with a population of more than 81,000 residents. Find out the number of people in New Zealand and in different areas of New Zealand. Palmerston North. Roslyn is also located 2.1 km SE from Palmerston North International Airport. last known population is ≈ 83 500 (year 2015). As such, it is an important distribution hub for the Central and lower North Island, with many freight distribution centres based here. Linton Military Camp, Palmerston North Hospital, and the establishment of Massey University (in 1927) have reduced the dependence on farming since the early 20th century. Palmerston North is a cathedral city, and the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Palmerston North. Population. We even let them ride the bus for free. The airport is also an freight hub for Parcelair.[72]. The resulting building was finished in 1979. One of the largest and well known of these is GSK (GlaxoSmithKline). Also in the same year, the council set aside land north of the Manawatu River for the purposes of a reserve. On average temperatures rise above 25 °C (77 °F) on 20 days of the year. The dispute is resolved in favour of Rangitāne. New Zealand's largest rose garden, the 1.7-hectare (4.2-acre) Dugald McKenzie Rose Garden, is the site of the New Zealand international rose trials and contributed to the city's one-time nickname, "Rose City". In terms of ethnicity, 75.9% of the population identified as European (Pākehā), 18.7% as Māori, 5.3% as Pacific peoples, 12.0% as Asian, and 3.0% as other ethnicities (totals add to more than 100% since people could identify with multiple ethnicities). Intercity's routes run south (to Wellington), north (towards Auckland, via Whanganui, Rotorua and Taupo, or Napier) and east (to Masterton) from the bus terminal in The Square, Palmerston North. In 1846 Charles Hartley, another trader, heard from tangata whenua of a clearing in the Papaioea forest and he proceeded through the dense bush and forest and discovered it for Europeans.[10][6]. As at the 2006 Census, the overseas born population of Palmerston North came from 138 different birthplaces. The Manawatu River Pathway is great for family or beginners riders, as it is all flat to mildly contoured, with some limestone sections, as well as wide cement paths. [64], Rebecca Oaten, the so-called 'Helmet Lady' who campaigned nationwide in the late 1980s for a New Zealand bicycle helmet law, is from Palmerston North. Answer: Feilding, New Zealand (Administrative unit: Manawatu-Wanganui) - last known population is ≈ 15 900 (year 2015). The hospital required significant fundraising. They chose Te Marae o Hine, meaning "The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace". If population growth rate would be same as in period 2013-2015 (+1.22%/year), Palmerston North population in 2021 would be: 89 799*. On foundation, the British settlement was bestowed the name Palmerston, in honour of Viscount Palmerston, a former British Prime Minister. By 1950, the city's boundaries had extended to include Milson and Kelvin Grove. The retail business was sold to Genesis Energy while the lines business became part of Powerco. When the war finished in 1918, celebrations were delayed due to the Influenza epidemic. [20], In the ranges that flank the city there is often sustained wind, especially in spring. The Palmerston North Municipal Electricity Department (MED) was formed in 1924 to supply the city with electricity. [26] MidCentral DHB Population. This is in the Tararua ranges, south-east of Scotts Road.[19]. Founded in 1868 by army troops stationed in the region, Palmerston North Brass Band technically pre-dates the city of Palmerston North. On 1 July 2012, Bunnythorpe, Longburn, part of the area around Kairanga and an area around Ashhurst were transferred from the Manawatū District to Palmerston North City.[17][18]. We’re pretty keen on our students. Palmerston North Airport is located in the suburb of Milson, approximately 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) north of the central business district. Last official estimated population of Palmerston - North (as Statistical Area Level 2) was 4 569 people (on 2017-06-30).This was 0.02 % of total Australian population and 1.852% of NT population. The Hokowhitu Lagoon is also located nearby the Esplanade and is a popular site for recreational kayaking and canoeing. It is an educational centre of New Zealand and is known for its Massey University. In the Anglican Communion, Palmerston North is under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Wellington, under Bishop Justin Duckworth. Also here is the city's iSite, the Civic Building (seat of the City Council), the City Library, Square Edge and the commercial heart of Palmerston North's CBD. In 1942, Linton Army Camp was established. Palmerston North has a main public library with five branches and one mobile library. The city is named in honour of Viscount Palmerson, a former British Prime minister. [74] Sister station The Breeze also has a local breakfast show from 6am-10am hosted by Burnzee. Downtown on Broadway combines retail and boutique shopping and Event Cinemas. Palmerston North's arterial roads are arranged in a grid pattern. Heritage collections, art galleries and urban street art are prominent in Palmerston North, and go hand in hand with the colourful array of cafes and dinning options that will take your taste buds on a tour of the world. This meant future trains would pass to the north of the city, instead of through the Square. There is now a competitive electricity retail market, although Genesis continues to be the dominant retailer in the city.[53]. [31], At the 2013 census, the largest employment industries for Palmerston North residents were health care and social assistance (4,686 people, 13.0%), education and training (4,473 people, 12.4%), retail trade (4,062 people, 11.2%), public administration and safety (3,636 people, 10.1%), and manufacturing (2,703 people, 7.5%).[32]. The current main transmitter was built in 1966. For people born overseas who are now living in Palmerston North City, the most common birthplace was England, and England is the most common overseas birthplace for all of New Zealand. This existed until the abolition of the provinces later the same year. A number of firms founded in or near the city have become nationally or internationally renowned. Later in 1963, the railway station at Tremaine Avenue opens. [citation needed], Among the first settlers included Scandinavians, who arrived in 1871. [29] Since the 2020 general election, the electorates have been held by Tangi Utikere of the Labour Party and Ian McKelvie of the National Party respectively. [71] On 3 October 1866, Palmerston was formally endorsed after Isaac Earl Featherston (Wellington Provincial Superintendent) signed a proclamation defining the boundaries of the settlement. 2015: 5,027: Working Age Population (aged 15-64 years) (%) No Data Available: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Estimated Resident Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population - persons (no.) Popular attractions include Te Manawa (a museum and art gallery that includes the New Zealand Rugby Museum),[8] and several performing arts venues. Population of Palmerston - North. In 1971, a competition to design a civic building for the vacant railway land at the Square, is won by Wellington architects, Maurice and John Patience. The mall was originally developed by the Premier Drapery Company (PDC) department store and opened in 1986 as the PDC Plaza. 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