Hauraki District

Estimated population (2018):  20,600

Projected population change (2018-2028):  +1.5%

Median personal income:  $24,565

Population changes

<p>Hauraki has one of the oldest age profiles in the Waikato Vital Signs Region, with 24 per cent of the resident population aged 65 years or more. A small amount of population growth is projected for the 2018-2028 period, with an increase of 1.5 per cent. The population of over 65 year olds is likely to increase over that decade, while the population of children and youth (under 25 year olds) is likely to decline.</p><p>&nbsp;The Pasifika population group will see the most growth, followed by Asian and Māori populations. In comparison, the European/Other population group is likely to see very little to no growth.</p>


<ul><li><p>In Hauraki 58 per cent of respondents feel a sense of pride in the way their local area looks and feels. This has decreased from 61 per cent in 2016.</p></li><li><p>30 per cent of the usually resident population in Hauraki are involved in unpaid caring or volunteer work in the community, much higher than the New Zealand average of 25 per cent.</p></li><li><p>67 per cent of the population experience a sense of community with others in their neighbourhood.</p></li><li><p>There has been a significant decline in perceived community engagement, with 27 per cent of people believing that the public has some or a large influence on the decisions of council, down from 52 per cent in 2016.</p></li><li><p>There has been an increase in the number of crime victimisations reported each year in Hauraki during the 2015-2019 period, from 369 to 500 per 10,000 population.</p></li><li><p>In 2018, 83 per cent of secondary school students in Hauraki left school with NCEA Level 2 or above, a significant increase from 74 per cent in 2014.</p></li></ul>
Measure 2018 (estimated)
Children & youth (0-24) 29%
Prime working age (25-64) 48%
Older people (65+) 24%
Māori 23%
Pacific Peoples 3%
European 84%
Asian 4%
Middle Eastern/Latin American/African 0.4%
Other ethnicity 1%
Te Reo Māori speakers 5%
Own their own home 59%
Live in high deprivation 30%
Households with no motor vehicles 5%
No qualifications 30%
Level 1-5 Certificate/Diploma 59%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 11%
Involved in unpaid caring and volunteer work 30%
Experience a sense of community with others in their neighbourhood 67%
Unemployed 7%

Information source

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.

Drawing comparisons

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.

Ethnicity distribution

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.