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Carterton District

Dwelling type

In the Carterton District, 5.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 23.5% in the Wellington Region in 2013.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Carterton District's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings is likely to attract more young adults and smaller households, often renting. Larger, detached or separate dwellings are more likely to attract families and prospective families. The residential built form often reflects market opportunities or planning policy, such as building denser forms of housing around public transport nodes or employment centres.

Dwelling Type statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Household Types, Housing Tenure and Age Structure for a more complete picture of the housing market in the Carterton District.

Derived from two Census questions:

'Mark the space that best describes this dwelling:

  • House or townhouse (NOT joined to any other)
  • House, townhouse, unit or apartment joined to one or more other houses, townhouses, units or apartments
  • Moveable dwelling, for example, caravan, boat, tent etc
  • Other'

And 'Is this building as a whole one storey, two or three storeys, four or more storeys, or none of these?'

Occupied private dwellings

Dwelling structure
Carterton District20132006Change
Dwelling structureNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Separate house2,97389.671.22,51490.372.0+459
Medium density1715.29.21264.510.1+45
High density90.314.360.213.5+3
Other dwelling300.90.3210.80.3+9
Not stated / included1354.15.01174.24.2+18

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Carterton District20132006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Occupied private dwellings3,32188.891.42,78487.192.0+537
Unoccupied private dwellings40510.88.339912.57.8+6
Non private dwellings120.30.3120.40.30

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2013
Dwelling structure, 2013 Not stated / included, Wellington Region: 5.0% Other dwelling, Wellington Region: 0.3% High density, Wellington Region: 14.3% Medium density, Wellington Region: 9.2% Separate house, Wellington Region: 71.2% Not stated / included, Carterton District: 4.1% Other dwelling, Carterton District: 0.9% High density, Carterton District: 0.3% Medium density, Carterton District: 5.2% Separate house, Carterton District: 89.6%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2013
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2013 Not stated / included, Carterton District: +18 Other dwelling, Carterton District: +9 High density, Carterton District: +3 Medium density, Carterton District: +45 Separate house, Carterton District: +459
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2013, there were 2,973 separate houses in the area, 171 medium density dwellings, and 9 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of private dwellings in the Carterton District in 2013 shows that 89.6% of dwellings were separate houses; 5.2% were medium density dwellings, and 0.3% were high density dwellings, compared with 71.2%, 9.2%, and 14.3% in the the Wellington Region respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of private dwellings in the Carterton District increased by 534 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in the Carterton District between 2006 and 2013 was:

  • Separate house (+459 dwellings)
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