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Infometrics has recently added a new section to our Regional Economic Profile which explores the Pacific Peoples population and their role in regional labour markets. This article outlines the growing significance of New Zealand’s Pacific Peoples population in the context of broader demographic shifts. Read


View of Mangere and Manukau Harbour from Mangere Mountain

Last week Stats NZ published the latest subnational population estimates – an exciting time for those of us with a regional demographic focus. In theory, these annual population estimates should be boring – population should follow a fairly stable and predictable trend. However, our economic and demographic environment continues to be anything but boring. This article explores how New Zealand’s population growth has changed over the past year, before diving into the surprises of the subnational population estimates. Read


Housing development at Flat Bush, Auckland

The population of New Zealand’s cities and towns are constantly changing in response to shifting age structures, fluctuations in net migration, the economic prospects of key industries, and intangible attractiveness. This article explores New Zealand’s larger towns and cities and looks at how they are projected to change. Read


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The United Nations has released its 2022 Revision of World Population Prospects. Despite the headline-grabbing expectation that the global population will pass 8 billion next year, population growth is set to slow in the next 10 years. More importantly, the countries driving growth in the working-ag... Read


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New population projections from Infometrics suggest that national population growth will slow, and that this trend will be reflected across most regions, which will require even more focus on planning properly for the future. Read


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Stats NZ released their latest subnational population estimates on Tuesday, providing us with our annual glimpse into regional population dynamics. In this article, we outline the key trends at a national level, and explore a few of the more interesting regional results. Read


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The two drivers for population growth - natural increase and net migration - are changing. Here, we explore the implications of short and long term demographic trends on population growth around the regions over the next ten years. Read


Housing development at Flat Bush, Auckland

We examine projected household growth around the regions, and ask whether we are currently building enough in the right places. Read


Car Fleet

Population growth is a fundamental driver of car sales, based on the assumption that a larger population requires a larger fleet of cars. In New Zealand, population growth and growth in the car fleet have often trended in the same direction, but there are also occasions where the two diverge. One ex... Read


Te Kuiti

New Zealand’s population growth has slowed ever since the borders closed in 2020, recently reaching a 33-year low of 0.2%pa. In this article, we highlight how population growth is changing at a national level, how this is likely to affect the regions, and which industries will bear the brunt of a lack of workers. Read

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