South Waikato – economic infographs

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Overview

The South Waikato economy has recovered reasonably well after lockdown. As the District returned to more normal levels of economic activity, GDP in the September 2020 quarter was 0.8% lower than in the September 2019 quarter. Over the year to September 2020, GDP growth was -1.2%, compared to -2.1% for the Waikato Region and -3.3% for the national economy.


$1,284m
GDP (2019)
2.7%
growth in 2019

9,995
Filled jobs
0.9%
growth in 2019

25,500
population
1.2%
growth in 2019

2,307
Businesses
-0.4%
growth in 2019

 

Industries

The South Waikato District has a location advantage for three key primary industries: forestry, dairy and water. Access to labour, energy and natural resources, great transport infrastructure and a business friendly Council makes the South Waikato the solution for you.


32%
GDP
from the primary sector

$260 million
GDP
from the dairy sector

$155 million
GDP
by the forestry sector

70%
NZ’s bottled drinking water
from the Blue Spring

 

Housing

The average South Waikato house price is less than 1/5 of that of Auckland house prices.


$106,992
household income
For 2019

$250
avg. weekly rent
March 2019

$247,920
avg. house value
For 2019

2,401
Beneficiaries
16.6%
of working age

 

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