ECONOMIC PROFILE

Infometrics provides a web-based economic profile for the Waikato District. This profile incorporates fundamental indicators such as GDP, employment, productivity, population, businesses and standard of living. You can find this information under Economic Profile. 


Economic Snapshot

Read the latest Infometrics economic report on the Waikato district below.


Industry sectors

Waikato’s economy is robust and growing, underpinned by a number of key industries including agriculture, electricity generation, mining and manufacturing. The district is rich in natural resources and vital infrastructure and a significant contributor to the Waikato region.


Population

Nearly 40 per cent of New Zealand’s total population lives within a 150km radius of the Waikato district. The Waikato Expressway connects the population of Auckland (1.57 million) with the greater Waikato, meaning almost 2 million people are in close proximity. This provides a ready-made consumer market plus additional resources including labour and specialist skills.


Economic overview

There’s no better place to do business than in the Waikato district. Smart investors and business people are Waikato-based because the district offers everything they need, and more, to make their enterprises successful and well positioned for growth.


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