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Wairarapa RegionPopulation forecast

Masterton West

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Masterton West is forecast to grow from 1,725 in 2013 to 1,900 in 2043, with the average household size rising from 2.30 to 2.26 by 2043.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Masterton West. 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
Masterton WestForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--1598261252344
Average annual change--0.79%0.39%0.29%0.12%0.10%0.20%
Average household size2.302.342.332.312.282.272.26
Population in non private dwellings230230230230230230230
Dwelling occupancy rate94.6195.6095.8596.1696.3896.4396.53
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, March 2018.

Key findings

In 2013, the total population of Masterton West was estimated to be 3,976 people. It is expected to increase by over 302 people to 4,278 by 2028, at an average annual growth rate of 0.49%. This is based on an increase of over 123 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.30 to 2.31 by 2028.

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