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Wellington City

Population, households and dwellings

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Wellington City. 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
Wellington CityForecast year
Summary2013201820232028203320382043
Population197,500211,142221,421229,303234,286240,915248,953
Change in population (5yrs)--13,64110,2797,8834,9826,6308,038
Average annual change--1.34%0.96%0.70%0.43%0.56%0.66%
Households73,34178,45482,75186,63389,48792,62195,939
Average household size2.622.622.602.572.542.532.52
Population in non private dwellings5,0025,7656,1366,4416,6866,9687,073
Dwellings77,27080,25284,19988,16891,21594,57198,070
Dwelling occupancy rate94.9297.7698.2898.2698.1197.9497.83

Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2019.

Forecast population, households and average household size
Forecast population, households and average household size 2043 Average household size: 2.52 2042 Average household size: 2.52 2041 Average household size: 2.52 2040 Average household size: 2.52 2039 Average household size: 2.52 2038 Average household size: 2.53 2037 Average household size: 2.53 2036 Average household size: 2.53 2035 Average household size: 2.53 2034 Average household size: 2.54 2033 Average household size: 2.54 2032 Average household size: 2.55 2031 Average household size: 2.55 2030 Average household size: 2.56 2029 Average household size: 2.57 2028 Average household size: 2.57 2027 Average household size: 2.58 2026 Average household size: 2.59 2025 Average household size: 2.59 2024 Average household size: 2.60 2023 Average household size: 2.60 2022 Average household size: 2.60 2021 Average household size: 2.61 2020 Average household size: 2.61 2019 Average household size: 2.62 2018 Average household size: 2.62 2017 Average household size: 2.62 2016 Average household size: 2.61 2015 Average household size: 2.61 2014 Average household size: 2.61 2013 Average household size: 2.62 2043 Average household size: 2.52 2042 Average household size: 2.52 2041 Average household size: 2.52 2040 Average household size: 2.52 2039 Average household size: 2.52 2038 Average household size: 2.53 2037 Average household size: 2.53 2036 Average household size: 2.53 2035 Average household size: 2.53 2034 Average household size: 2.54 2033 Average household size: 2.54 2032 Average household size: 2.55 2031 Average household size: 2.55 2030 Average household size: 2.56 2029 Average household size: 2.57 2028 Average household size: 2.57 2027 Average household size: 2.58 2026 Average household size: 2.59 2025 Average household size: 2.59 2024 Average household size: 2.60 2023 Average household size: 2.60 2022 Average household size: 2.60 2021 Average household size: 2.61 2020 Average household size: 2.61 2019 Average household size: 2.62 2018 Average household size: 2.62 2017 Average household size: 2.62 2016 Average household size: 2.61 2015 Average household size: 2.61 2014 Average household size: 2.61 2043 Households: 95,945 2042 Households: 95,277 2041 Households: 94,603 2040 Households: 93,939 2039 Households: 93,276 2038 Households: 92,618 2037 Households: 91,966 2036 Households: 91,317 2035 Households: 90,691 2034 Households: 90,075 2033 Households: 89,490 2032 Households: 88,908 2031 Households: 88,327 2030 Households: 87,774 2029 Households: 87,217 2028 Households: 86,638 2027 Households: 86,052 2026 Households: 85,345 2025 Households: 84,565 2024 Households: 83,691 2023 Households: 82,750 2022 Households: 81,690 2021 Households: 80,709 2020 Households: 79,893 2019 Households: 79,200 2018 Households: 78,455 2017 Households: 77,773 2016 Households: 77,017 2015 Households: 76,120 2014 Households: 75,008 2013 Households: 73,349 2043 Total population: 248,953 2042 Total population: 247,249 2041 Total population: 245,543 2040 Total population: 243,958 2039 Total population: 242,415 2038 Total population: 240,915 2037 Total population: 239,305 2036 Total population: 237,891 2035 Total population: 236,613 2034 Total population: 235,347 2033 Total population: 234,286 2032 Total population: 233,228 2031 Total population: 232,223 2030 Total population: 231,242 2029 Total population: 230,252 2028 Total population: 229,303 2027 Total population: 228,312 2026 Total population: 227,094 2025 Total population: 225,587 2024 Total population: 223,585 2023 Total population: 221,421 2022 Total population: 218,734 2021 Total population: 216,505 2020 Total population: 214,537 2019 Total population: 212,923 2018 Total population: 211,142 2017 Total population: 209,033 2016 Total population: 206,591 2015 Total population: 203,837 2014 Total population: 200,570 2013 Total population: 197,500
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2019.
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