Upper Hutt is an efficient, flexible and economically viable base for business. A growing number of budding entrepreneurs, astute investors and well-established business owners are attracted to Upper Hutt for its many unique features:

  • Central location – close to Wellington, the Wairarapa and Kapiti Coast.
  • Convenient transport links by road, air, sea and rail.
  • Minimal traffic and short commute times.
  • Available, flat and stable land.
  • Affordable commercial buildings and quality housing for rent and sale.
  • A proactive, pragmatic and personable Council.
  • A supportive business community – a strong network of suppliers and support agencies.
  • Ease of recruiting well educated, highly skilled and experienced staff.
  • A relaxed and simple, family-friendly lifestyle.
  • Access to nature – the Hutt river, parks, bush and reserves for walking, running, biking, golf, swimming, hunting, fishing and diving.

Demographic information

Statistics New Zealand collects demographic information about Upper Hutt through the New Zealand Census.

View QuickStats about Upper Hutt on the Statistics New Zealand website.

Profile ID

Upper Hutt is always changing, and we believe planning for the future is essential for any strong economy. Our .id Community Profile provides us with information on demographics, economic indicators, reporting, and population forecast information.

View the Upper Hutt Community Profile on the .idnz website.

Regional economic activity

The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) produce annual Regional Economic Growth reports, covering key indicators and other economic markers such as employee share and GDP per capita.

View reports for the Wellington Region on the MBIE website.

Performance of key sectors

Almost every sector of commerce and industry is represented in Upper Hutt. We are already home to a thriving ICT sector with multi-million dollar developments underway. Engineering, fabrication and manufacturing companies are also experiencing considerable growth. Our retail sector is modest, but stable – as our population grows, so does the demand for more outlets.

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Last updated on 16 Mar 2018