Move the mouse over the lines on the graph to see the population figures. Click on a place name in the key to remove that line from the graph; click on the name again to restore it.
The towns of Otago grew at very different rates. Farming towns such as Balclutha and Alexandra grew relatively quickly after the Second World War, but holiday towns such as Queenstown and Wānaka overtook them in the later 20th and early 21st centuries.
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Source: New Zealand censuses 1945–2013;