Estimated population (2018): 24,800
Projected population change (2018-2028): -4%
Median personal income: $24,920
|Children & youth (0-24)||35%|
|Prime working age (25-64)||48%|
|Older people (65+)||16%|
|Middle Eastern/Latin American/African||0.4%|
|Te Reo Māori speakers||7%|
|Own their own home||52%|
|Live in high deprivation||57%|
|Households with no motor vehicles||7%|
|Level 1-5 Certificate/Diploma||60%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher||10%|
|Involved in unpaid caring and volunteer work||28%|
|Experience a sense of community with others in their neighbourhood||64%|
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.