Our District

Population and demographics

The population of the Kāpiti Coast District at the 2013 census was 49,104. This was an increase of 6.3% since 2006. Most people live between the State Highway and the beach in townships at Paraparaumu, Waikanae and Ōtaki.  

To find out more about people of the Kāpiti Coast from the 2013 Census of Population and Dwellings, have a look at the District's Community Profile. This can give you a wealth of information about the population - age, gender, ethnicity, income, households and families - for the District as well as your local area. You can compare information with earlier 2001 and 2006 censuses, as well with other parts of the Wellington Region. If you prefer maps over tables, you can find the same information presented in map form on the Social Atlas.

To find our more about expected population growth in the Kāpiti Coast District, the Population Forecast presents information on drivers of population change in the community and forecasts how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2013 and 2043. These forecasts are designed to provide community groups, Council, investors, businesses, students and the general public with knowledge to make confident decisions about the future. These forecasts were last updated in February 2017 by .id the population experts, on behalf of Kāpiti Coast District Council.

Also available are annual economic profiles that provide information on the value, employment, industries and skills of the Kāpiti economy, and quarterly urban development capacity reports that monitor a number of indicators including population projections, land and building supply and housing affordability. 

Related Links

2013 Census QuickStats about Kāpiti - Statistics NZ website

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Kāpiti Coast District Council
175 Rimu Road
Private Bag 60601
Paraparaumu 5254

04 296 4700 
0800 486 486
Fax: 04 296 4830 

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