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Welcome to Wellington City population forecasts

The Wellington City population forecast for 2016 is 205,626, and is forecast to grow to 246,871 by 2043.

The Wellington City population and household forecasts present what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2013 and 2043.

The forecasts are designed to provide community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public with knowledge to make confident decisions about the future.

These forecasts were last updated in July 2016 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of Wellington City. Forecasts are available for each year from 2013 to 2043.

Forecast population
Forecast population 2043 forecast population: 246,871 2042 forecast population: 245,367 2041 forecast population: 243,870 2040 forecast population: 242,454 2039 forecast population: 241,066 2038 forecast population: 239,708 2037 forecast population: 238,223 2036 forecast population: 236,947 2035 forecast population: 235,783 2034 forecast population: 234,625 2033 forecast population: 233,679 2032 forecast population: 232,611 2031 forecast population: 231,518 2030 forecast population: 230,426 2029 forecast population: 229,304 2028 forecast population: 228,221 2027 forecast population: 227,144 2026 forecast population: 226,114 2025 forecast population: 224,775 2024 forecast population: 223,154 2023 forecast population: 221,465 2022 forecast population: 219,279 2021 forecast population: 217,238 2020 forecast population: 215,043 2019 forecast population: 212,997 2018 forecast population: 210,964 2017 forecast population: 208,237 2016 forecast population: 205,626 2015 forecast population: 203,236 2014 forecast population: 200,312 2013 forecast population: 197,500
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id, July 2016.
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This population forecast is just one of a family of demographic and economic resources available for this area and other areas across New Zealand. The full suite of resources includes community profiles, population forecasts, social atlases and economic profiles. You can be confident using them for planning, research and advocacy as they are compiled and maintained with the latest data by population experts, .id. Access them online in the Demographic Resource Centre