The Waikato District’s economy has performed reasonably well after lockdown with a GDP of $3,204 million in 2020.
GDP per Capita (2019)
growth in 2019
gowth in 2020
growth in 2020
Growth in 2020
Dairy farming and mining are the key industries driving the Waikato District’s economy. Other successful industries providing opportunities are sand extraction, education, adventure tourism and events. Access to labour, energy and natural resources, transport infrastructure and a business friendly Council makes the Waikato District the solution for you.
Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Electricity, Gas, Water & Waste Sector
Education & Training Sector
In the year to March 2020, the average house value in Hastings increased by 1.8%. The low housing affordability percentage for renting (32.4%) indicated it was relatively affordable to rent in the Waikato district compared to national average rent values (higher housing affordability percentage means less affordable housing).
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avg. weekly rent
average house value
Housing Affordability (Rent)
Housing Affordability measure (Buy)