Welcome to Wellington City population forecasts
The Wellington City population forecast for 2019 is 213,847, and is forecast to grow to 249,997 by 2043.
The Wellington City population and household forecasts present what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2013 and 2043.
The forecasts are designed to provide community groups, Council, investors, business, students and the general public with knowledge to make confident decisions about the future.
These forecasts were last updated in July 2016 by .id, the population experts, on behalf of Wellington City. Forecasts are available for each year from 2013 to 2043.
2018 Census eBook(7/05/2019)
New Zealand's Smartest City(11/10/2018)
Forecasting the future of Wellington
Using population forecasts to tell complex stories of change(1/04/2018)
Planning for migration
As one of the most volatile inputs to population forecasts, Penny explains the nuances of migration trends in this five-part series(22/02/2018)
Latest data updates
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