Economic Development Strategy
We are preparing a new Economic Wellbeing Strategy that creates resilience and prosperity for our people and our businesses. Waipa is an accessible and attractive place to do business, with opportunities for new and existing business to grow.
Our refreshed strategy is now in draft.
Original 2012 Strategy View the Economic Development Strategy.
We have reviewed the outcomes from the original 2012 strategy.
Our region at a Glance
Our up-to-date online interactive reports provides all the economic metrics you need to understand our district.
- Waipā at a glance interactive report offers a grand overview of the region's population, regional GDP and workforce, and key industries.
- Annual economic profile covers the standard of living, population, businesses, productivity, employment, and gross domestic product.
Waipā has remained the strongest district economy in New Zealand. The resilient agricultural sector in Waipā helped keep up economy momentum throughout lockdowns, with solid dairy prices supporting farmers, contractors, suppliers and food processing in the area.
Consumer and domestic visitor spending has held up in spite of lockdowns. Minimal international migration has limited population growth, but growth has come from internal migration, predominantly out of Auckland, with the resident population sitting at nearly 60,000. Investment in housing, industry and commercial is very strong.
You can see more about our Economic Profile and Monitor here:
Waipā District Regional Economic Profile