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Demographic Change and Transport Needs in the Waikato Region

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  • Sandra Baxendine

    (Waikato District Health Board)

  • Bill Cochrane

    (University of Waikato)

  • Jacques Poot


    (University of Waikato)

This report has been commissioned by Environment Waikato (EW) as part of its review of the Land Transport Strategy for the Waikato Region. The report identifies key population characteristics that impact on transport needs of the EW region and the constituent Territorial Authority (TA) areas. In this context, vulnerable locations and populations are identified. Future trends for the EW region and sub-regions are assessed by means of low, medium and high population growth scenarios, and the implications of the projected changes in population size and composition for transport needs are identified. A general theme throughout this report is that in many respects demographic change in the Waikato region is not that different from that in New Zealand as a whole, but there are sharp differences between the constituent TA areas. The report covers change in population size and structure, ethnic structure, the labour force, income, housing tenure and motor vehicle ownership, deprivation and projections of locally generated trips, the number of motor vehicles and travel to work flows. It is noted that a comprehensive assessment of transport need should embed demographic change into a integrated model of economic change in the region, combined with scenarios relating to external factors and policy changes.

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Paper provided by University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre in its series Population Studies Centre Discussion Papers with number dp-51.

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Length: 92 pages
Date of creation: 12 Sep 2005
Handle: RePEc:wai:pscdps:dp-51
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  1. Simonetta Longhi & Peter Nijkamp & Jacques Poot, 2005. "A Meta-Analytic Assessment of the Effect of Immigration on Wages," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 19(3), pages 451-477, July.
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