Story: Wellington region

Inner-city living

Inner-city living

From the 1990s, after decades of decline, Wellington’s inner-city population grew again. New residents were attracted by the vitality and bustle of city life. Most were young adults, retired people, or ‘empty nesters’ – couples whose children had left home. Developers responded by building new apartment blocks or converting offices into flats. These downtown apartments are behind Wesley Church in Taranaki Street.

Using this item

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Population', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13358/inner-city-living (accessed 28 September 2021)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015