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Manukau city is in the Auckland Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Sometimes known as South Auckland, because it lies immediately to the south of the adjacent Auckland city, it is New Zealand's third most populous city, after Auckland (city) and Christchurch.
It is one of the true multi cultural cities of the world, with Pacific Island nationalities being particularly strongly represented among its residents. There are over 55 different ethnic groups that make up the population of this unique city, with people from Europe, Asia, and the Americas also here.
The resident population of Manukau City after the 2001 census was 283,200. This is now believed to be in excess of 310,000 making Manukau City one of the fastest growing areas in New Zealand.
Manukau City continues to experience very high growth, welcoming more than 5,500 new residents each year since 1996. The Howick and Manurewa wards accounted for 60% of this growth, with the remainder spread evenly amongst the remaining wards.
Manukau's diverse population is something that makes this city unique. It has over 55 different ethnic groups represented. Manukau city has the highest proportion of Pacific Island residents (25.6%) of any New Zealand city. In some cases, there are more Pacific Island residents living in Manukau city than there are on the Pacific Islands that those residents originate from.
Also of interest is the age spread of Manukau's population. Manukau has the largest proportion of people under 25 years of age (41.9%) making it a city with a strong young population.