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Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Karori is forecast to grow from 5,623 in 2013 to 6,216 in 2043, with the average household size falling from 2.75 to 2.63 by 2043.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Karori. 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
KaroriForecast year
Change in population (5yrs)--40710813793182268
Average annual change--0.53%0.14%0.17%0.12%0.23%0.33%
Average household size2.752.722.702.672.642.632.63
Population in non private dwellings259327327368390390390
Dwelling occupancy rate96.6498.7098.7298.7198.5598.2597.96
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2013, the total population of Karori was estimated to be 15,210 people. It is expected to increase by over 652 people to 15,862 by 2028, at an average annual growth rate of 0.28%. This is based on an increase of over 360 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household falling from 2.75 to 2.67 by 2028.

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