Southland

Region

About Southland

Southland is New Zealand's southernmost region containing Stewart Island and the bottom of the South Island. The two main urban areas the region are the city of Invercargill, with a population of 54,700, and the town of Gore with a population of 9,890. The region's main industries are agriculture, tourism, fishing and forestry.

The region is famous for its stunning coastlines, home of the yellow eyed penguin, and the breath-taking Fiordland area. Southland is renowned for its warm welcome it extends to its newcomers, making it easy for international students to meet and get to know the locals.

Key Information
Population 98,000
Employment rate 72%
GDP Per Capita $52,497
Average Weekly Rent $235
Information provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.