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Wellington City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Wellington City is forecast to grow from 77,270 in 2013 to 88,406 in 2028, with the average household size falling from 2.62 to 2.57 by 2028.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Wellington City. The period 2013 to 2028, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.

It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.

Forecast population, households and dwellings
Wellington CityForecast year
Summary2013201820232028203320382043
Population197,500211,809222,341229,235235,094241,841249,997
Change in population (5yrs)--14,30910,5326,8945,8596,7478,156
Average annual change--1.41%0.98%0.61%0.51%0.57%0.67%
Households73,34178,71183,20886,81289,98693,17796,536
Average household size2.622.622.602.572.542.522.52
Population in non private dwellings5,0025,7656,1366,4416,6866,9687,073
Dwellings77,27080,52384,70488,40691,79295,19998,737
Dwelling occupancy rate94.9297.7598.2398.2098.0397.8897.77

Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2016.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2043 Average household size: 2.52 2042 Average household size: 2.52 2041 Average household size: 2.52 2040 Average household size: 2.52 2039 Average household size: 2.52 2038 Average household size: 2.52 2037 Average household size: 2.52 2036 Average household size: 2.53 2035 Average household size: 2.53 2034 Average household size: 2.53 2033 Average household size: 2.54 2032 Average household size: 2.54 2031 Average household size: 2.55 2030 Average household size: 2.55 2029 Average household size: 2.56 2028 Average household size: 2.57 2027 Average household size: 2.57 2026 Average household size: 2.58 2025 Average household size: 2.59 2024 Average household size: 2.59 2023 Average household size: 2.60 2022 Average household size: 2.60 2021 Average household size: 2.61 2020 Average household size: 2.61 2019 Average household size: 2.62 2018 Average household size: 2.62 2017 Average household size: 2.62 2016 Average household size: 2.61 2015 Average household size: 2.61 2014 Average household size: 2.61 2013 Average household size: 2.62 2043 Average household size: 2.52 2042 Average household size: 2.52 2041 Average household size: 2.52 2040 Average household size: 2.52 2039 Average household size: 2.52 2038 Average household size: 2.52 2037 Average household size: 2.52 2036 Average household size: 2.53 2035 Average household size: 2.53 2034 Average household size: 2.53 2033 Average household size: 2.54 2032 Average household size: 2.54 2031 Average household size: 2.55 2030 Average household size: 2.55 2029 Average household size: 2.56 2028 Average household size: 2.57 2027 Average household size: 2.57 2026 Average household size: 2.58 2025 Average household size: 2.59 2024 Average household size: 2.59 2023 Average household size: 2.60 2022 Average household size: 2.60 2021 Average household size: 2.61 2020 Average household size: 2.61 2019 Average household size: 2.62 2018 Average household size: 2.62 2017 Average household size: 2.62 2016 Average household size: 2.61 2015 Average household size: 2.61 2014 Average household size: 2.61 2043 Households: 96,537 2042 Households: 95,867 2041 Households: 95,193 2040 Households: 94,517 2039 Households: 93,841 2038 Households: 93,172 2037 Households: 92,507 2036 Households: 91,848 2035 Households: 91,212 2034 Households: 90,586 2033 Households: 89,992 2032 Households: 89,364 2031 Households: 88,712 2030 Households: 88,090 2029 Households: 87,461 2028 Households: 86,814 2027 Households: 86,184 2026 Households: 85,525 2025 Households: 84,783 2024 Households: 84,017 2023 Households: 83,207 2022 Households: 82,287 2021 Households: 81,344 2020 Households: 80,430 2019 Households: 79,559 2018 Households: 78,710 2017 Households: 77,799 2016 Households: 77,017 2015 Households: 76,123 2014 Households: 75,010 2013 Households: 73,349 2043 Total population: 249,997 2042 Total population: 248,283 2041 Total population: 246,578 2040 Total population: 244,956 2039 Total population: 243,377 2038 Total population: 241,841 2037 Total population: 240,198 2036 Total population: 238,759 2035 Total population: 237,459 2034 Total population: 236,172 2033 Total population: 235,094 2032 Total population: 233,917 2031 Total population: 232,724 2030 Total population: 231,559 2029 Total population: 230,372 2028 Total population: 229,235 2027 Total population: 228,112 2026 Total population: 227,052 2025 Total population: 225,689 2024 Total population: 224,050 2023 Total population: 222,341 2022 Total population: 220,137 2021 Total population: 218,084 2020 Total population: 215,892 2019 Total population: 213,847 2018 Total population: 211,809 2017 Total population: 209,102 2016 Total population: 206,590 2015 Total population: 203,846 2014 Total population: 200,576 2013 Total population: 197,500
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2016.

Key findings

In 2013, the total population of Wellington City was estimated to be 197,500 people. It is expected to increase by over 31,700 people to 229,235 by 2028, at an average annual growth rate of 1.00%. This is based on an increase of over 13,400 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.62 to 2.57 by 2028.

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