Facts & Figures

Statistics about our District

The 2018 Census identified the population of the Kāpiti Coast District as approximately 54,000 people.

The population has increased by 9.4% over the past five years and it is anticipated that by 2043, the population will be approaching 70,000 people.


In 2018 the number of Households in the District was 22,403 and the number of Dwellings was 24,568.

The Median Age in the District stands at 46.9, significantly higher than the regional Median of 37.2.

Almost 50% of families resident in the District are families without children, which may be seen as aligning with the District’s high percentage of people over 60.

33.8% are families with children and, again this statistic is regarded as significant, 16.5% are one parent families. There is growing evidence that younger families may be moving into the District, partly because of lifestyle and/or affordability factors, but also because of the increasing improvements in travel times between Kāpiti Coast and Wellington as a result of the construction of the new roading infrastructure.


23% of households are Low Income households, higher than the regional figure, which stands at 16.4%.

Above figures are from the 2018 Census and were correct at the time of publication.

The graphs below provide demographic information on the Kāpiti population as identified by the local health centres and providers.

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