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Kāpiti Coast District

Migration by location

Between 2008 and 2013, the LGA with the highest net migration to the Kāpiti Coast District (+975) was from Wellington City, whilst the highest net loss (-423) was to Horowhenua District.

Migration, (or residential mobility), together with births and deaths are significant components of population change in New Zealand. The movement of people into, and out of an area directly influences the characteristics of the population, and the community's aspirations. Demand for services and facilities in an area will also be influenced by the characteristics of people moving in and out, and their family status (eg. with young children).

The main types of migration in New Zealand are migration to and from overseas, and migration within New Zealand. The most common form of migration is within New Zealand, and this largely involves moves between neighbouring and existing urban areas where moves are often short.

Understanding where current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where your residents are moving to indicates areas of population growth and possible strategies councils can use to retain and attract residents.

Generally, areas of new housing growth attract residents from established areas, especially young couples and families, coastal communities attract retirees and people seeking a lifestyle change, while inner city areas, and areas near universities attract young adults. These are broad general trends, while local demographic patterns also have a major impact on population movement.

The data below provides a summary of where current residents lived five years prior to the last Census.

Derived from the Census questions:

'Where does the person usually live?' and 'Where did the person usually live five years ago (on 5 March 2008)'.

Top 10 TAs ranked by net gain to the area
Kāpiti Coast District - between 2008 and 2013
TAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Wellington City2,460-1,485975
Porirua City996-483513
Lower Hutt City822-369453
Upper Hutt City354-213141
Christchurch City291-26427
Whangarei District60-3921
Marlborough District78-5721
Ruapehu District36-2115
Rotorua District54-459
Waipa District48-426

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Top 10 TAs ranked by net loss to the area
Kāpiti Coast District - between 2008 and 2013
TAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Horowhenua District351-774-423
Dunedin City87-201-114
Palmerston North City300-405-105
Tauranga City90-171-81
Auckland City531-588-57
New Plymouth District66-114-48
Waimakariri District21-60-39
Hamilton City66-99-33
Napier City63-96-33
Nelson City33-66-33

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

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