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Gisborne DistrictPopulation forecast


Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Whataupoko is forecast to grow from 1,570 in 2013 to 1,729 in 2043, with the average household size falling from 2.56 to 2.46 by 2043.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Whataupoko. The period 2013 to 2023, 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
WhataupokoForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--45-28-112597114
Average annual change--0.23%-0.14%-0.06%0.13%0.49%0.56%
Average household size2.562.552.512.472.462.462.46
Population in non private dwellings0000000
Dwelling occupancy rate96.3796.9796.8896.9296.9096.7996.88
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), June 2017.

Key findings

In 2013, the total population of Whataupoko was estimated to be 3,878 people. It is expected to increase by over 7 people to 3,885 by 2023, at an average annual growth rate of 0.02%. This is based on an increase of over 59 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.56 to 2.47 by 2023.

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