About the forecast areas
The 2017 population forecast for Whitby West is 4,102, and is forecast to fall to 3,816 by 2043.
Whitby West is bounded by Paremata Road in the north, Whitby East in the south, Kaho Road in the west and Ayton Drive and Whitby East in the east. The name of the suburb itself, as well as the nautical theme of neighbourhood and street names, are drawn from the life and career of the Pacific explorer James Cook. The bicentennial of his first (1769) visit to New Zealand occurred when development of Whitby started.