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1.7 % Population Growth for Hamilton

1.7 % Population Growth for Hamilton

30 NOVEMBER, 2010

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Hamilton’s population has grown 1.7 per cent in the past year, strengthening its position as the country’s fourth largest metropolitan city.

Statistics New Zealand estimates show Hamilton is growing faster than Tauranga, which had 1.5 per cent growth.

Hamilton had the seventh highest percentage growth out of the New Zealand territorial authorities. The largest annual percentage growth was 2.5 per cent for both Selwyn District and Queenstown-Lakes District. Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker said the numbers reinforced the view Hamilton is a great place to live and do business.

“More people are choosing to live in our great city, and Hamilton continues to cement its reputation as a great place to enjoy our Kiwi way of life.”

“While is it exciting to live in a high growth city it does bring challenges around providing the necessary infrastructure to support that growth and managing people’s expectations about providing community facilities.”

Hamilton’s population estimate for 30 June 2010, showed 143,000 people live in the city. This is an increase of 2,300 people, with natural increase (excess of births over deaths) accounting for 71 per cent of the increase.


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