Postcodes / Zipcodes map data
for New Zealand

Postcodes / Zipcodes map data
for New Zealand

Postcodes, or zipcodes, are an important tool for geographic planning in New Zealand. Originally developed to streamline postal delivery, postcodes are now commonly referred to as “the new geography”. They have evolved to become an integral part of the business planning process.

Postcodes / Zipcodes

Postcodes / Zipcodes map data for New Zealand

Postcodes are a simple but convenient way to locate customers, assets, competitors – in fact, anything with an address. Enriching your address data with coordinates is a process known as geocoding and is the first step in adding location intelligence to your data assets located in New Zealand.

Postcode centroids (centre points) are suitable for coarse-level searches and geocoding, while postcode regions (polygons) can be highly effective for visualisation purposes.

We provide 4-digit Postcodes map data for New Zealand, as both centroids and regions, with seamless transitions across borders with neighbouring countries. The data is available in all common GIS data formats.

Flag of New ZealandNew Zealand – 4-digit Postcodes

1080
Number of 4-digit Postcodes
4600
Avg Population for 4-digit Postcodes
Situated in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, New Zealand lies about 1200 miles east of Australia, across the Tasman Sea. It is made up of two main islands, North Island and South Island, and over 700 smaller islands. Its nearest neighbours are Fiji, Tonga and New Caledonia. The capital city is Wellington.
It is thought that New Zealand was one of the last ever land masses to have been settled by humans.
It is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, divided into sixty-seven territorial authorities and eleven regional councils. The Realm of New Zealand, is a commonwealth realm and includes Tokelau, the Ross Dependency (in Antarctica), the Cook Islands and Niue. Although New Zealand does not have full governance over these places it has strong constitutional ties and the nationality law treats the citizens as New Zealanders.
A wealthy nation, with an advanced economy, New Zealand ranks highly in international country comparisons, such as quality of life. The majority of inhabitants live on the North Island and urban living is dominant. Over two thirds of the population is of European descent, with the Maori population the largest minority.
Over the years, New Zealand has moved from an agrarian economy to one which is strong in the service sector. Tourism is a very important part of the economy. New Zealand relies heavily on international trade.
Culturally, New Zealand is influenced by Maori culture and Pakeha (European New Zealand) culture. Maori influences are particularly present in art, architecture, music and musical instruments. The national sport is Rugby and the Maori haka is part of New Zealand culture when it is performed by the All Blacks team.
New Zealand is a member of a number of organisations- including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and ANZUS.

The power of postcodes

Postcodes, or zipcodes if you prefer, are a powerful tool for geographic visualisation and analysis in New Zealand. While primarily designed to help deliver the mail, their standardised nature makes them useful for locating assets. Given a reference data set of postcodes with coordinates, it is possible to take a database of addresses (say, customers) and use the postcode as a common link or join. This allows the address database to be enriched by coordinates – a process known as geocoding. While these coordinates are only approximate (the centroid or centre point of each postcode), they allow the addresses to now be placed on a map where geographic patterns, such as clusters, may be revealed.

Postcode regions are polygon shapes which capture all addresses with a same postcode. They are often irregular shapes and sometimes feature holes and enclaves. Despite this, it is possible to use GIS or mapping software to assign colour to these regions to form a thematic map, also known as a choropleth map. While some care is usually required to ensure that the visualisation is statistically valid, thematic maps are visually powerful and a great way to communicate a variable across a geographic area.

We provide 4-digit Postcodes map data for New Zealand, as both centroids and regions data. Compatible postcodes / zipcodes data is also available for other countries, with seamless transitions across borders.

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Data formats & delivery

Postcodes/Zipcodes map data for New Zealand is available in many popular GIS formats, including:

  • Esri Shapefile
  • Esri File GeoDatabase
  • MapInfo TAB (Extended)

All data products are delivered using our secure data delivery platform, Europa Data Vault.

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