Estimated population (2018): 430,170
Projected population change (2018-2028): +9.7 %
Median personal income: $30,825
There is a substantial increase expected in the number of elderly in the Waikato Vital Signs Region, with the population group aged 65 years or more likely to increase by over 40 per cent between 2018 and 2028
At the same time, all other age groups combined are estimated to increase by only 5 per cent. During this time the Asian and Pasifika population groups will see the most growth, followed by the Maaori population. In comparison, the European/Other population group is likely to see very little to no growth.
|Children & youth (0-24)||34%|
|Prime working age (25-64)||50%|
|Older people (65+)||16%|
|Middle Eastern/Latin American/African||1%|
|Te Reo Māori speakers||6%|
|Own their own home||52%|
|Live in high deprivation||26%|
|Households with no motor vehicles||5%|
|Level 1-5 Certificate/Diploma||59%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher||20%|
|Involved in unpaid caring and volunteer work||27%|
|Experience a sense of community with others in their neighbourhood||62% (Waikato Region)|
All information is sourced from the Waikato Vital Signs Consultancy Report, January 2020, written by the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA) at the University of Waikato.
In 2016, the pilot Waikato Vital Signs Region covered just three council areas – Waikato District, Matamata-Piako District and Hamilton City. Waikato Vital Signs 2020 includes nine districts, and for some indicators there have been changes in the data source or methodology, therefore, overall findings for some indicators are not directly comparable between the 2016 and 2020 reports.
People may identify with, and therefore be counted in, more than one ethnic group, so overall percentage totals can add up to more than 100.