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NEW ZEALAND CENSUS RESULTS
AS AT 03 APRIL 1881

Unfortunately the New Zealand Census returns were not kept. However there are other resources available for this time period such as Wises Postal Directories, Electoral Rolls, Cemetery records, School rolls, Return of the Freeholders, Sheep Returns and the like. The percentages are my addition. From the AJHR Vol II 1881 Part 2.

PROVINCE PERSONS MALES PERCENTAGE FEMALES PERCENTAGE
Auckland 99216 54020 54% 45196 46%
Taranaki 14852 8528 57% 6324 43%
Wellington 61354 32764 53% 28590 47%
Hawke's Bay 17354 9692 56% 7662 44%
Marlborough 9304 5257 56% 4047 44%
Nelson 26297 14935 57% 11362 43%
Westland 14782 8966 61% 5816 39%
Canterbury 112115 60579 54% 51536 46%
Otago 134186 74549 56% 59637 44%
Chatham Islands 242 162 67% 80 33%
Total European Population 489702 269452 55% 220250 45%
Maori 44099 24370 55% 19729 45%
TOTAL POPULATION 533801 293822 55% 239979 45%

Note (from the AJHR) :- The populations of the counties and boroughs if added together will not make up the total population of the colony. The persons on shipboard, and the population of certain islands which do not belong to counties or boroughs, represent the difference.

Table Showing the Population (exclusive of Maoris) of the Different Counties and Boroughs in the Colony of New Zealand as on the 3rd April 1881.
MALE FEMALE TOTAL
Mongonui County 868 599 1467
Bay of Islands County 1255 925 2180
Hokianga County 367 221 588
Hobson County 1754 1097 2851
Whangarei County 2254 1699 3953
Rodney County 2217 1716 3933
Waitemata County 2422 1796 4218
Eden County 8520 8727 17247
Auckland Borough 8623 7974 16597
Parnell Borough 1720 1799 3519
Onehunga Borough 1030 1159 2189
Manukau County 5572 4946 10518
Coromandel County 1358 799 2157
Thames County 2940 2244 5184
Thames Borough 2537 2327 4864
Piako County 716 266 982
Tauranga County 1446 1154 2600
Whakatane County 527 386 913
Cook County 1036 704 1740
Gisborne Borough 960 775 1735
Wairoa County 596 413 1009
East Taupo County 93 33 126
West Taupo County 3 3 6
Waipa County 1689 1412 3101
Waikato County 1610 1249 2859
Hamilton Borough 701 660 1361
Raglan County 457 317 774
Kawhia County 59 49 108
Taranaki County 3930 2888 6818
New Plymouth Borough 1682 1644 3326
Patea County 3487 2275 5762
Wanganui County 1934 1523 3457
Wanganui Borough 2328 2315 4643
Rangitikei County 1825 1478 3303
Marton Borough 363 299 662
Manawatu County 4183 3249 7432
Palmerston North Borough 722 643 1365
Hutt County 4204 3655 7859
Wellington Borough 10224 10311 20535
Wairarapa West County 3172 2553 5725
Greytown Borough 564 514 1078
Masterton Borough 1158 1085 2243
Wairarapa East County 1050 420 1470
Waipawa County 3414 2454 5868
Hawke's Bay County 2857 2024 4881
Napier Borough 2897 2859 5756
Sounds County 364 241 605
Marlborough County 2773 1911 4684
Picton Borough 405 429 834
Blenheim Borough 1048 1059 2107
Kaikoura County 672 433 1105
Waimea County 3932 3606 7538
Nelson Borough 3257 3506 6763
Collingwood County 929 716 1645
Buller County 1618 927 2545
Westport Borough 539 474 1013
Inangahua County 2016 911 2927
Grey County 3403 1529 4932
Greymouth Borough 1337 1208 2545
Hokitika Borough 1280 1320 2600
Ross Borough 647 492 1139
Kumara Borough 618 527 1145
Westland County 3608 1761 5369
Amuri County 378 135 513
Cheviot County 75 27 102
Ashley County 6558 5390 11948
Rangiora Borough 734 700 1434
Kaiapoi Borough 593 628 1221
Akaroa County 2241 1779 4020
Akaroa Borough 298 315 613
Christchurch Borough 7742 7472 15214
Lyttelton Borough 2204 1923 4127
Sydenham Borough 4292 4167 8459
Selwyn County 18158 16161 34319
Ashburton Borough 843 679 1522
Ashburton County 4397 2761 7158
Geraldine County 7028 5687 12715
Timaru Borough 2117 1806 3923
Waimate County 2118 1320 3438
Waimate Borough 875 734 1609
Oamaru Borough 3008 3082 6090
Waitaki County 3998 2700 6698
Hampden Borough 293 246 539
Hawkesbury West Borough 201 210 411
Waikouaiti County 3740 2865 6605
Palmerston South Borough 513 448 961
Port Chalmers Borough 1157 1024 2181
North East Valley Borough 1410 1344 2754
Peninsula County 1301 1124 2425
Dunedin Borough 12248 12129 24377
Roslyn Borough 1428 1446 2874
Caversham Borough 2061 1933 3994
Mornington Borough 1396 1490 2886
Maori Hill Borough 605 530 1135
St Kilda Borough 386 387 773
Dunedin South Borough 1431 1365 2796
West Harbour Borough 635 578 1213
Green Island Borough 230 232 462
Taieri County 4225 3252 7477
Bruce County 2806 2247 5053
Clutha County 2454 1744 4198
Milton Borough 641 646 1287
Balclutha Borough 436 381 817
Tuapeka County 3973 2401 6374
Lawrence Borough 507 498 1005
Roxburgh Borough 166 111 277
Tapanui Borough 303 288 591
Maniototo County 1554 900 2454
Naseby Borough 322 238 560
Vincent County 2419 1127 3546
Cromwell Borough 228 201 429
Alexandra Borough 163 111 274
Arrowtown Borough 238 180 418
Lake County 1721 763 2484
Queenstown Borough 450 295 745
Southland County 7921 5238 13159
Invercargill Borough 2370 2222 4592
Invercargill South Borough 475 449 924
Invercargill East Borough 410 375 785
Invercargill North Borough 338 334 672
Campbeltown Borough 178 173 351
Avenal Borough 180 192 372
Gladstone Borough 127 134 261
Winton Borough 134 96 230
Wallace County 2398 1217 3615
Fiord County - - -
Stewart Island County 166 131 297

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