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Wellington CityPopulation forecast

Wellington City

Population summary

Between 2013 and 2043, the population for Wellington City is forecast to increase by 51,453 persons (26.05% growth), at an average annual change of 0.77%.

This table summarises the population for Wellington City and each of its small areas. This enables you to see how population change is affecting different parts of the LGA in different ways. Some small areas may be rapidly growing whilst others are stable or even declining in population.

Continue to the forecast results section to see detailed forecasts of population, households, and dwellings for each of the small areas.

Please note that population numbers in for the 2013 base year are derived from Estimated Resident Population from Statistics New Zealand. These differ from (and are usually higher than) Census counts as they factor in population missed by the Census and population overseas on Census night. They are generally considered a more accurate measure of population size than Census counts.

Population summary
Wellington CityForecast yearChange between 2013 and 2043
Area2013201820232028203320382043Total changeAvg. annual % change
Wellington City197,500211,142221,421229,303234,286240,915248,953+51,453+0.77
Aro Valley - Highbury3,5863,8053,8753,9684,0314,1084,163+577+0.50
Churton Park - Glenside6,8747,5528,7089,5139,6539,84410,057+3,183+1.28
Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi5,6526,2377,3898,4279,1629,78510,503+4,851+2.08
Island Bay - Owhiro Bay8,7919,0609,3989,5519,5599,5679,622+831+0.30
Kaiwharawhara - Khandallah - Broadmeadows10,41110,73710,81910,77210,71010,75510,810+399+0.13
Kilbirnie - Rongotai - Moa Point5,1245,2865,4695,6096,0796,5756,952+1,828+1.02
Kingston - Mornington - Vogeltown3,0533,2043,2483,2733,3033,3493,396+343+0.36
Lyall Bay2,6912,8142,8562,8672,9002,9182,950+259+0.31
Miramar - Maupuia11,37811,76311,80811,77911,96712,30512,772+1,394+0.39
Mt Cook6,7457,8528,3849,4359,74810,18410,614+3,869+1.52
Mt Victoria5,1345,6835,8535,9716,0256,1176,266+1,132+0.67
Newlands - Ngauranga7,5438,1908,7748,9128,9858,9609,079+1,536+0.62
Ngaio - Crofton Downs7,3947,9048,3288,3348,1948,2188,306+912+0.39
Northland - Wilton5,5975,7225,7125,6665,7065,7415,815+218+0.13
Ohariu - Makara - Makara Beach811823825839863886914+103+0.40
Roseneath - Oriental Bay3,1563,3893,5903,6443,7143,7693,818+662+0.64
Seatoun - Karaka Bays - Breaker Bay3,8024,0094,0684,0164,0174,0384,085+283+0.24
Southgate - Houghton Bay - Melrose3,9204,1974,2354,2484,2564,2854,329+409+0.33
Strathmore Park3,8504,0614,1394,1454,1464,1354,148+298+0.25
Tawa - Grenada North - Takapu Valley14,79615,37115,62915,99916,51217,29318,238+3,442+0.70
Te Aro10,02811,82613,93814,70715,23416,07017,176+7,148+1.81
Thorndon - Pipitea4,4694,7755,0445,2855,4655,7036,037+1,568+1.01
Wellington Central3,2773,9704,5825,5126,1156,7227,351+4,074+2.73
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2019.

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