Carterton is on the move!

Carterton is on the move!

Carterton is on the move according to recently released statistics by Infometrics New Zealand! The figures show growth in all areas, including population, employment, and tourism.


Highlights include:


Carterton’s population continues to grow with a 3.2% increase in 2018, bringing the total population to 9,340 residents.


Tourist spend has had a large increase compared to previous years. Figures sourced from MBIE’s regional tourism estimates record a 23.6% increase in domestic and international tourism spend, bringing the total spend to $15.9m in 2018 within the Carterton District.


Top areas of tourist spending include Retail Sale - Food and Beverage (31% of total spend), Retail Sales - Other (16%), Retail Sales - Fuel & Automotive Services (14%), Food & Beverage Serving Services (12%), and Other Tourism Products (11%).


Carterton recorded a 3.6% growth in employment in 2018. Carterton’s largest employers include Cured Meats and Smallgoods Manufacturing, Veneer and Plywood Manufacturing, and Dairy Cattle Farming.


Unemployment is sitting at 3.4% in the Carterton District, compared with the NZ average of 4.6%.


Mean annual earnings in Carterton have also increased to $48,884 - a 4.0% increase.


See all these stats and more at


Posted on 6 April 2019

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