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NZ Urban Areas (2012 Yearly Pattern)

Statistics New Zealand
  • Added 20 May 2012

This dataset is the definitive set of urban area boundaries for 2012 as defined by Statistics New Zealand.

Urban areas are statistically defied areas with no administrative or legal basis. Urban area populations are defined internationally as towns with 1000 people or more. The urban area classification is designed to identify concentrated urban or semi-urban settlements without the
distortions of administrative boundaries. Urban areas are made up of complete meshblocks and area units.


1. ANZLIC Metadata 2012 Urban Area 104 KB pdf


CategoryBoundaries & Administration
RegionsNew Zealand
MetadataISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core

Technical Details

Layer ID 4246
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 145
Attributes UA12, NAME
Services Vector Query API


Added20 May 2012
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Current revision Imported on May 18, 2012 from Shapefile in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000. 1 geometry modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.
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