Living in the Grey District
The Grey District is made up of many communities. The District has a population of approximately 13,221 people (2013 Census), with the majority living in Greymouth, the West Coast's largest town. Our local iwi are Ngāti Waewae.
Coasters enjoy a low-pressure rural or semi-rural lifestyle, which still enjoying access to a good range of amenities. With so much rainforest on our doorstep, tramping, hunting, kayaking, mountain biking and fishing are all popular local past times.
One of the main attractions of the Grey District is our people. Living in relative isolation in such a rugged environment (the West Coast is New Zealand's least populated region), Coasters are known for their self-reliance and independent ways.
We hope you find the information on the following pages useful. More excellent resources for life on the West Coast include:
The weather throughout the West Coast is dramatic and therefore can be pretty exciting.
Household and demographic information for the Grey District.
Education facilities in the Grey District.
Facilities & Amenities
The Grey District has lots to offer in terms of amenities and facilities.
Grey Base Hospital services Greymouth and wider West Coast region.
We have quality of life, room to move and space to grow.
We're working to the premise 'jobs follow people'.
Available for homes & businesses in wider Greymouth.