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About Rotorua

  • The Bay of Plenty is the 10th largest region of New Zealand Rotorua has the fifth largest population.
  • The urban centres of Rotorua and Tauranga are both in the Bay of Plenty region.
  • The Bay of Plenty's average weekly income for people in paid employment is the eleventh highest in New Zealand.
  • Unemployment in the Bay of Plenty is low, but slightly higher than the national average.
  • The largest industry is retail trade, followed by manufacturing and then health & community services.
  • The Bay of Plenty has the 14th lowest total crime rate out of 15 regions, but the 2nd lowest rate for property damage offences.
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