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End-user Informed Demographic Projections for Hamilton up to 2041

Michael Cameron (), W. Cochrane () and Jacques Poot
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W. Cochrane: University of Waikato

Population Studies Centre Discussion Papers from University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre

Abstract: This report provides a set of projections of the population of Hamilton City and the larger Hamilton Zone. The projections have been calculated by means of the cohort component model. The projections can be considered alongside official Statistics New Zealand projections, but differ from the latter in terms of assumptions made about net migration. These assumptions constitute a number of scenarios that were informed by the Hamilton City Council and local consultations. These scenarios are linked to the potential impact of a number of economic development activities. The report also contains projections of the number of households, the labour force and two ethnic groups: Maori and New Zealand Europeans. In addition, a dwellings-based methodology is used to produce small area (Census Area Unit) projections. Across the scenarios, Hamilton City’s projected population growth over the next two decades ranges from 13.8 percent to 36.0 percent. This is between 1.5 to 12.2 percentage points higher than the corresponding projected national growth.

Keywords: cohort component model; population; household; labour force; ethnicity; scenario; small area (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-01-12
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