The People in our District

Growth

Families make up a large proportion of the district population

There was a 3.3 percent population growth in the Matamata-Piako district between 2001 and 2006, to 30,483, and 3.5 percent growth between 2006 and 2013, to 31,536. Between 1991 and 2001 the population of the district was declining.

Matamata, Morrinsville and Te Aroha have all increased in size between 2006 and 2013. Morrinsville increased by 6 percent, Matamata by 12.4 percent and Te Aroha by 3.7 percent.

In April 2014, infrastructure strategy specialists Rationale Limited delivered a review of growth projections for Matamata-Piako District Council). The main purpose of the review was to provide population, and dwelling projections for the District out to 2045. Council has adopted this report as the basis for its Long Term Plans and future District Plan Changes.

Overview of the 2013 census data

  • Total population 31,536
  • Morrinsville 6,999
  • Matamata 7,089
  • Te Aroha 3,906
  • 18% population over 65 years plus
  • 21.5% under 15
  • 86.3% European, 14.8% Maori
  • Rural/Urban mix: 43% rural, 57% urban
  • Medium Population Projection 2031: 32,700

Town Populations

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