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Wellington CityPopulation forecast


Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Newtown is forecast to grow from 3,341 in 2013 to 4,965 in 2043, with the average household size rising from 2.67 to 2.65 by 2043.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Newtown. 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
NewtownForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--9616811,088428750689
Average annual change--2.11%1.37%2.02%0.74%1.23%1.07%
Average household size2.672.672.682.702.642.642.65
Population in non private dwellings416467467520520580588
Dwelling occupancy rate92.9797.1097.0897.0096.9696.8796.82
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2013, the total population of Newtown was estimated to be 8,714 people. It is expected to increase by over 2,729 people to 11,443 by 2028, at an average annual growth rate of 1.83%. This is based on an increase of over 942 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household rising from 2.67 to 2.70 by 2028.

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