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Wellington CityPopulation forecast

Wellington City

Non-private dwellings

5,990 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Wellington City in 2021.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
Wellington CityYearChange between 2013 and 2043
Area20132043Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
Wellington City5,0027,073+2,071+727+1,247
Aro Valley - Highbury4040000
Churton Park - Glenside6767000
Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi22219+1970+196
Island Bay - Owhiro Bay6666000
Kaiwharawhara - Khandallah - Broadmeadows00000
Kilbirnie - Rongotai - Moa Point91127+360+36
Kingston - Mornington - Vogeltown00000
Lyall Bay1919000
Miramar - Maupuia6385+220+21
Mt Cook580682+102+38+62
Mt Victoria121121000
Newlands - Ngauranga00000
Ngaio - Crofton Downs33000
Northland - Wilton00000
Ohariu - Makara - Makara Beach00000
Roseneath - Oriental Bay00000
Seatoun - Karaka Bays - Breaker Bay00000
Southgate - Houghton Bay - Melrose00000
Strathmore Park99000
Tawa - Grenada North - Takapu Valley104363+2590+258
Te Aro8961,169+273+2390
Thorndon - Pipitea8484000
Wellington Central9881,438+450+3980
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

There were 5,002 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in Wellington City in 2013. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in Wellington City is expected to increase to 6,441 persons in 2028 and to 7,073 persons in 2043.

The age structure of the population is an indicator of Wellington City's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future. The age structure of Wellington City is indicative of the area’s era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for aged based services and facilities.

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