New Zealand’s Regional GDP

NZ Regional GDPHere 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

NZ GDP Regional graph

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