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South Wairarapa District

Migration by location

Between 2013 and 2018, the TA with the highest net migration to the South Wairarapa District (+393) was from Wellington City, whilst the highest net loss (-156) was to Masterton 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 do you usually live?' (sourced from the 2013 Census).

Top 10 TAs ranked by net gain to the area
South Wairarapa District - between 2013 and 2018
TAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Wellington City609-216393
Lower Hutt City288-96192
Auckland210-84126
Upper Hutt City198-11781
Porirua City96-3363
Kapiti Coast District57-3027
Timaru District12012
Whakatane District909
Palmerston North City57-489
Christchurch City42-339

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Top 10 TAs ranked by net loss to the area
South Wairarapa District - between 2013 and 2018
TAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Masterton District216-372-156
Carterton District189-333-144
Tararua District33-69-36
South Taranaki District0-27-27
Whanganui District0-27-27
Rangitikei District0-24-24
Dunedin City12-36-24
Western Bay of Plenty District0-15-15
Hastings District15-30-15
Taupo District12-24-12

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Map of net migration by Territory
South Wairarapa District - between 2013 and 2018
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