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Kāpiti Coast DistrictPopulation forecast

Kāpiti Coast District

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Kāpiti Coast District is forecast to grow from 23,680 in 2013 to 26,815 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.33 to 2.28 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Kāpiti Coast 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
Kāpiti Coast DistrictForecast year
Summary2013201820232028203320382043
Population50,70054,01356,12258,14860,69462,71764,523
Change in population (5yrs)--3,3132,1092,0262,5472,0231,806
Average annual change--1.27%0.77%0.71%0.86%0.66%0.57%
Households21,42822,89823,99025,05826,18627,03927,810
Average household size2.332.322.302.282.282.282.28
Population in non private dwellings6968949541,0041,0841,1441,214
Dwellings23,68024,60725,68826,81527,93328,79029,567
Dwelling occupancy rate90.4993.0593.3993.4593.7593.9294.06
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, January 2020.

Key findings

In 2013, the total population of Kāpiti Coast District was estimated to be 50,700 people. It is expected to increase by over 7,448 people to 58,148 by 2028, at an average annual growth rate of 0.92%. This is based on an increase of over 3,630 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.33 to 2.28 by 2028.

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