Topics:Democracy and governance
Understanding the broad demographic trends that influence and shape Auckland’s population is essential to our ability to plan for a bright and prosperous future. Past trends and future projections point to a continuation of population growth, an ageing population, and ethnic and cultural diversity over the next 30 years. These trends intersect and overlap, and will continue to play out differently across Auckland’s neighbourhoods.
The primary purpose of this report is to provide the evidential basis for the demographic information contained in the Auckland Plan, including the Development Strategy. It has four overall aims:
- to present an overall description of Auckland’s current population, age composition, and ethnic composition, and to place that within the national context
- to clarify which data sources are used, and why
- to outline the evidential basis for future population growth projections used in the Auckland Plan, including discussion on the drivers of growth and change
- to identify and discuss the key demographic trends shaping Auckland’s population now and into the future. These trends are not isolated to Auckland – they also play out at a national and global scale.
The report is prepared using the most up-to-date information available. Future updates to the Auckland Plan 2050 will be informed by new demographic information, such as results from the 2018 New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings, and updated Stats NZ’s population estimates.