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The city centre community is made up of a diverse range of people who live here or come for work, study, shopping or leisure.

  • 38,460 residents*
  • 137,566 workers*
    Working for 14,445 businesses of all types and sizes
  • 39,391 university students**
    Boosting the city’s daytime population and adding vibrancy

Infometrics Auckland CBD Economic Profile, 2021 figures, accessed 10 June 2021
** Domestic full time student totals from AUT and University of Auckland annual reports 2021 

Further information about the people who live within the Heart of the City boundary can be found in  Statistics NZ’s Auckland census data.. Get the closest to our boundary by adding together three city centre consensus area units – Auckland Central East, Auckland Central West and Auckland Harbourside.

  • Families enjoying leisure time in the Silo Park playground in Wynyard Quarter, Auckland's city centre. Image: Sacha Stejko.
    Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter, Auckland's city centre. Image: Sacha Stejko.