Hamilton’s population has grown strongly over recent years and future projections see growth continuing, with the number of residents increasing from 161,000 in 2016 to around 177,000 by 2021.
Hamilton has a favourable age profile with the youngest and most highly skilled workforce in the country. 39 percent of the city’s residents are employed in knowledge-intensive sectors.
There is a robust employment base in high-value manufacturing, logistics, technology, research and development, health and science and agricultural technology.
Hamilton is well positioned for future growth given its proximity to Auckland, geographic location within the economic ‘Golden Triangle’, proximity to over half of the country’s population within 90 minutes drive and availability and comparative affordability of residential and non-residential land for development within the city.
And then there is the big one; Hamilton is simply a great place to live.
Little traffic, short work commutes, a selection of good schools, affordable housing – especially when compared to Auckland, and lots of fun loving down to earth people.
The city has leafy established neighbourhoods close to the centre. A selection of new neighbourhoods with new homes and schools. Easy access to lots of opportunities for play, including mountain biking in Te Miro and Rotorua, surfing in Raglan and at the Mount, skiing and snowboarding at Ruapehu, wake boarding on Lake Karapiro and the Waikato River and days out to Cambridge to the farmers market, Velodrome, Rowing and cycleways. And the list could go on and on.
Hamilton will continue to grow.