Overview

The Waikato District’s economy has performed reasonably well after lockdown with a GDP of $3,204 million in 2020.


$32,895
GDP per Capita (2019)
4.4%
growth in 2019

24,172
Filled Jobs
2.6%
gowth in 2020

82,900
population (2020)
3.1%
growth in 2020

9,846
Businesses
1.1%
Growth in 2020

 

Industries

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.


$3,204m
GDP
in 2020

$520 million
GDP
Agriculture Sector

$512 million
GDP
Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Electricity, Gas, Water & Waste Sector

$97.8 million
GDP
Education & Training Sector

 

Housing

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).


$115,500
avg. household income
For 2019

$430
avg. weekly rent
For 2020

$766,491
average house value
For 2020

32.4%
Housing Affordability (Rent)
75.4%
Housing Affordability measure (Buy)