Demographic change in the Wellington-Hutt urban area, 1956-1966 : a contribution to the population geography of New Zealand : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Geography at Massey University
Although a number of articles and theses dealing with specific aspects of population and population change in the Wellington-Hutt Urban Area have been written, very few comprehensive studies have been attempted. Among the latter are McGee's (1969) examination of the social-ecological forces operating in the greater Wellington area, and Neville's (1959) thesis which deals primarily with patterns of growth in the population between 1926 and 1956 but also examines changes which have taken place in age-sex structures. Generally speaking, the studies conducted to date have been of two types; (a) point in time, and (b) period studies, both types examining a particular feature of the population such as age-sex structures (Franklin, Gibson and Treeby, 1963), or racial residential patterns (Trlin, 1971a). As these studies have been conducted independently of each other, and their objectives and results unco-ordinated, it was felt that a comprehensive study examining a number of demographic features over a ten year period (1956 to 1966, the latest decade for which full population information is available) was warranted.