Hamilton's economy in rude health, outstripping big metro centres

More homes, more people and a growing economic clout.

A snapshot of Hamilton’s economy shows the city in rude health, especially when compared to the country’s other large centres.


Hamilton’s gross domestic product (GDP) climbed to $12 billion in 2021 – a 4.3% increase since 2019. The increase outstrips the growth rates of Auckland (0.4%), Christchurch (3.1%) and Wellington (3.3%) during the same period.


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