How do we monitor growth?

The Growth Dashboard is published quarterly and brings together information from council, government agencies and the private sector, and is used to provide insight into what is occurring in our district.

March 2020(PDF, 2MB)
December 2019(PDF, 3MB)
September 2019(PDF, 2MB)
June 2019(PDF, 2MB)

Council also contracts the Horowhenua New Zealand Trust to provide quarterly economic reports – the reports can be found on the Horowhenua New Zealand Trust's website

Census and Statistics New Zealand

Map showing Census statistics and MBIE estimate for the Horowhenua District.

How do we predict growth?

Independent prediction

In 2017, Sense Partners completed the Horowhenua Socio-Economic Predictions report. The report included several predictions for growth. Council considered the report and agreed to take a middle of the road approach to growth adopting the 50th Percentile, which anticipated growth of just 0.8% per annum.

However, since 2015, the growth rate has outstripped predictions and instead is coming in at around the 95th Percentile.

Map showing population growth for the Horowhenua District.

The 2017 Sense Partners report can be viewed below.

View the Horowhenua Socio-Economic projections - Summary and Methods (July 2017)(PDF, 1MB)