From the New Zealand Parliamentary Library – April 2018.
- Auckland region has the largest regional GDP at $101,370 millionWellington region
- ($35,603 million), and the Canterbury region ($34,933 million). Economic output in the North Island accounted for over 77 percent of total economic output in New Zeala
- Old with the South Island providing the remaining 22.7 percent.
The economy expanded by 6.2 percent over the year in nominal terms (not to be confused with real economic growth of 3.7 percent over the year). The Bay of Plenty region grew the most in percentage terms, expanding by nine percent in nominal ter
- ms, followed by the Northland and Waikato regions (8.2 percent each). In contrast, the Wellington region expanded by 4.6 percent over the year.
The region with the highest GDP per capita was the Taranaki region ($70,863), followed by the Wellington region ($69,851), and the Auckland region ($61,924). The region with the lowest GDP per capita was the Gisborne region, at $39,896 for the year ended March 2017.
The following table shows nominal GDP, the annual percentage change, and GDP per capita for the year ended 31 March 2017 by region.
Source: New Zealand Parliamentary Library. April 2018
From the Parliamentary Library – Statistics New Zealand has published regional gross domestic product figures for the years ended March 2007 – 2013. These figures show the size and structure (in terms of industry output in the year ended March 2011) of 15 regions for New Zealand, along with changes in both size and structure over time. It should be noted that the gross domestic product figures are nominal, and do not take into account changes in prices of goods and services produced over time.
The Auckland region contributed 35.3 percent of New Zealand’s GDP in the year ended March 2013, followed by the Wellington region (13.5 percent), and the Canterbury region (13.2 percent). The South Island contributed 23.3 percent of New Zealand’s GDP in the March 2013 year. The West Coast region made the smallest contribution to national GDP, at 0.7 percent (although, it also only holds 0.7 percent of the estimated national population).
Here are some statistics showing regional GDP in the year ended March 2010 that was published in the July edition of the Parliamentary Economic Review. The main findings from the data include:
– 35% of New Zealand’s GDP was generated in the Auckland region – see graph below
– 14.2% was generated by Wellington
– 78% of GDP was generated by the North Island
– Taranaki had the highest GDP per person – $73,223 – forestry, fishing, mining, electricity, gas, water and waste services industry contributes almost 41% towards the Taranaki region’s economy, versus 6.7% nationally
– Wellington region ($55,791 per person), and the Auckland region ($45,709 per person)
– The lowest GDP per person was in Gisborne region – $30,450 per person. National average – $43,660 per person