$68,432 GDP per capita

Second highest in the country

$132,655 Productivity (GDP per filled job)

In 2018, compared to NZ $97,174

$334M Building consents

Issued in year to June 2019

$377,263 Median house price

In Taranaki, compared to NZ average of $687, 099 (in 2020)

13,555 Skilled workforce

People in knowledge-intensive employment (as at November 2019)

$1.9B Retail spending

Retail sales value in 2019, up 3.2% on 2018


Up 1.4% population growth

Since 2017 (as at June 2019)

Up 2.7% GDP growth

Since 2017, 3.2% of New Zealand’s GDP (year to March 2018)

2,197 Sunshine hours

Annually, 7th highest place in NZ (in 2018)

40 minutes flight time from New Plymouth to Auckland

Or a 4.5-hour drive

40 minutes flight time from New Plymouth to Wellington

Or a 4.5-hour drive

Research and Reports

District and Regional Council Information

New Plymouth District Council

Stratford District Council

South Taranaki District Council

Taranaki Regional Council

Strategic Documents