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Wairarapa RegionPopulation forecast

Featherston

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Featherston is forecast to grow from 1,199 in 2013 to 1,393 in 2031, with the average household size falling from 2.26 to 2.20 by 2031.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Featherston. 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
FeatherstonForecast year
Summary2013201820232028203320382043
Population2,4342,5772,7172,8312,9103,0143,127
Change in population (5yrs)--14314011479104114
Average annual change--1.15%1.06%0.83%0.55%0.70%0.74%
Households1,0691,1491,2151,2701,3211,3731,430
Average household size2.262.232.212.202.182.172.16
Population in non private dwellings13133333333333
Dwellings1,1991,2621,3321,3931,4561,5211,591
Dwelling occupancy rate89.1691.0591.2291.1790.7390.2789.88
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2018.

Key findings

In 2013, the total population of Featherston was estimated to be 2,434 people. It is expected to increase by over 397 people to 2,831 by 2028, at an average annual growth rate of 1.01%. This is based on an increase of over 201 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.26 to 2.20 by 2028.

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