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Key Statistics

$49,513

GDP Per Capita Waikato
(22% lower than the national value, for the year to March 2017).

$78,100

Median Household Income Waikato
(5% lower than the New Zealand median, for 2017)

2.4%

GDP Growth Waikato
(NZ = 3.6%)


5%

Unemployment Rate Waikato
(NZ = 5%)


42.5%

Export Share of GDP Waikato
(NZ = 29%)


2.3%

Employment Growth Waikato
(NZ = 2.4%)


1.8%

Mean Income Growth
(NZ = 1.9%)


1.5%

Business Unit Growth Waikato
(NZ = 2.1%)


Figures from Infometrics & MBIE.

0.1%

Productivity Growth Waikato
(NZ =1.2%)


2%

Export Growth Waikato
(NZ = 0.6%)


13.2%

15-24-year-olds not in Education, Employment or Training 
(NZ = 12.1%)

Further reading

There’s plenty of information about the Waikato region, some of which is presented here.