Businesses in Palmerston North


Business Distribution by Industry
 Shopping: 21.3%
 Professional Services: 14%
 Industry: 8%
 Restaurants: 7.2%
 Home Services: 6.1%
 Automotive: 5.9%
 Medical: 5.3%
 Other: 32.2%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Age of BusinessAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Car parts784.31.4
Car repair23433.8 years4.34.2
Beauty salons11225.5 years4.52.0
Hairdressers8225.5 years4.41.5
Public administration884.01.6
Social work744.21.3
Education other503.70.9
Loan companies903.91.6
Grocery stores and supermarkets1014.21.8
General contractors15444.7 years4.22.8
Other construction8736.7 years3.91.6
Real estate554.41.0
Hotels and motels694.11.3
Other accommodation1144.02.1
Construction of buildings6138.2 years3.81.1
Tractors and farm equipment484.50.9
Wholesale of construction supplies8531.7 years4.21.5
Wholesale of machinery17050.9 years4.03.1
Health and medical2844.05.2
Corporate management984.11.8
Scientific and technical services35426.5 years4.26.4
Specialized design7331.7 years4.51.3
Technical construction services764.51.4
Fast food restaurants613.91.1
Clothing stores954.21.7
Electronics stores1274.22.3
Furniture stores5950.1 years3.91.1
Hardware stores1264.22.3
Household appliances and goods15840.6 years4.12.9
Office supplies and stationery stores524.30.9
Shopping other15231.9 years4.12.8
Area of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui326 km²
Male Population26,027 (47.2%)
Female Population29,059 (52.8%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +34.7%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +11.8%
Median Age33.8
Male Median Age32.5
Female Median Age35
Area Codes6
NeighborhoodsAwapuni, Hokowhitu, Kelvin Grove, Milson, Palmerston North, Roslyn, Takaro, Terrace End, West End
Local TimeTuesday 10:52 AM
TimezoneNew Zealand Daylight Time
Lat & Lng-40.35636° / 175.61113°
Postal Codes44104414444144434444More

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui - Map

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density125.5 / km²136.2 / km²151.1 / km²169.0 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Palmerston North Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 11.8% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui+34.7%+24.1%+11.8%
Manawatu-Wanganui Region+11.8%+11.5%+5.4%
New Zealand+47.1%+33.3%+17.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui Median Age

Median Age: 33.8 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui33.8 years35 years32.5 years
Manawatu-Wanganui Region39.3 years40.4 years38.2 years
New Zealand37.9 years38.9 years36.9 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 51,9321,9053,837
85 Plus3626671,029
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui Population Density

Population Density: 169.0 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui55,086326 km²169.0 / km²
Manawatu-Wanganui Region234,37525,311.3 km²9.26 / km²
New Zealand4.4 million270,103.3 km²16.3 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1850 to 2100
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953,, 2017.


Business Distribution by neighborhood in Palmerston North
 Palmerston North: 42%
 Roslyn: 10.1%
 Takaro: 7.1%
 Hokowhitu: 6.4%
 Milson: 6.1%
 Other: 28.3%

Business distribution by price for Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui

 Inexpensive: 60.1%
 Moderate: 32.8%
 Expensive: 6.3%
 Very Expensive: 0.8%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui492,356 t8.94 t1,510 t/km²
Manawatu-Wanganui Region1,737,994 t7.42 t68.7 t/km²
New Zealand37,929,206 t8.61 t140.4 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)492,356 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita8.94 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/km²/year)1,510 t/km²

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
EarthquakeHigh (9)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Earthquake Hazard Distribution - Peak Ground Acceleration. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).

Recent Nearby Earthquakes

Magnitude 3.0 and greater
6/22/191:41 PM4.126.2 km44,920 m25km NNE of Palmerston North, New
12/13/1812:05 PM4.424.3 km35,000 m23km ENE of Palmerston North, New
5/24/175:19 PM438.4 km39,080 m35km NNE of Masterton, New
12/11/165:16 AM4.235.9 km41,400 m24km ESE of Levin, New
9/22/147:41 AM5.232.5 km29,790 m32km ESE of Palmerston North, New
1/28/148:51 PM4.238 km28,500 m38km SSE of Palmerston North, New
1/21/1411:04 PM4.137.7 km30,194 m38km SSE of Palmerston North, New
1/20/144:24 PM4.535.5 km36,582 m35km SE of Palmerston North, New
1/20/143:41 AM4.136.2 km34,941 m36km SE of Palmerston North, New
1/19/146:58 PM4.237.7 km22,227 m36km NNE of Masterton, New

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui

Palmerston North (/ˌpɑːmərstənˈnɔːrθ/ PAH-mər-stən-NORTH) (Māori: Te Papaioea or transliterated Māori: Pamutana), commonly referred to by locals as Palmerston, or colloquially Palmy, is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Islan..  ︎  Palmerston North Wikipedia Page

Postal Codes

Percentage of businesses by Postal Codes in Palmerston North
 Postal Code 4410: 49.9%
 Postal Code 4414: 24.5%
 Postal Code 4412: 14.6%
 Other: 10.9%

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