Population, households and dwellings
The number of dwellings in Whanganui District is forecast to grow from 19,326 in 2013 to 20,426 in 2028, with the average household size falling from 2.37 to 2.28 by 2028.
This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Whanganui District. 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|
|Whanganui District||Forecast year|
|Change in population (5yrs)||--||60||94||284||258||537||495|
|Average annual change||--||0.03%||0.04%||0.13%||0.12%||0.24%||0.22%|
|Average household size||2.37||2.34||2.31||2.28||2.26||2.25||2.25|
|Population in non private dwellings||1,134||1,134||1,154||1,284||1,344||1,486||1,486|
|Dwelling occupancy rate||92.55||92.19||91.88||91.52||91.08||90.64||90.19|
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, May 2016.
In 2013, the total population of Whanganui District was estimated to be 43,500 people. It is expected to increase by over 430 people to 43,939 by 2028, at an average annual growth rate of 0.07%. This is based on an increase of over 800 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.37 to 2.28 by 2028.