[AUCKLAND] - NORTH ISLAND - POPULATION: 1.3 MILLION (2006)
The city was born on 18 September 1840 and is now home to 1/3rd (32.4%) of New Zealand's population. Just over 37% of Auckland's population was born overseas and immigration numbers keep climbing which is currently at a 6 year high. There is 184 Nationalities living in the city which makes it one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Auckland rates very highly for Quality of Life (currently ranked 4th in the World) and for Livability (currently ranked 12th in the World).