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The table below shows subdivision pressures by land class on rural land in the Waikato region between the 1991 and 2013 censuses. Even though most of the subdivided rural land in the region is not being used for intensive urban development, other uses for the remaining subdivided rural land can still affect its potential productivity.
You can see in the table below that the actual amount of Class I land has not dropped significantly. However, an average of 47.9 hectares per year of Class I land taken for subdivision may be being used in a less productive way (for example, previously productive pasture feeding high numbers of farming stock may instead become home to one or two cows on a lifestyle block).
|Class I||Class II||Class III||Class IV||Classes V - VIII|
|% of the Waikato region||1.83||10.18||11.26||13.76||58.57|
|Subdivision pressure (average hectares per year)||42.25||176.33||122.02||66.4||104.71|
|Subdivision pressure (average hectares per year)||151.69||104.85||116.32||83.78||70.18|