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In the Carterton District, 36.8% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 42.0% in the Wellington Region in 2013.

Households with Children require different services and facilities than other household types, and their needs change as both adults and children age. When many families in an area are at the same stage in their individual lifecycles, it creates a suburb lifecycle. Knowing where a suburb is in a cycle of change helps planners make evidence-based decisions about the demand for services both now and in the future.

To continue building the story, the Carterton District's family data should be viewed in conjunction with Households, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type data.

Derived from the Census questions:

'How is each person in the household related to you?'

Total families

Family types
Carterton District20132006Change
Family by typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Couples with children85836.842.082240.842.4+36
Couple with dependent children72030.834.468734.135.2+33
Couple with adult children only1385.97.51296.47.1+9
Couple with children - dependency status unknown----0.160.30.1--
One parent families30913.217.025812.817.6+51
One parent family with dependent children2289.811.91869.212.9+42
One parent family with adult children only813.55.0723.64.6+9
One parent family with children - dependency status unknown----0.1----0.1--
Couple without children1,16750.041.093346.340.0+234

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

Family types, 2013
Family types, 2013 Couple without children, Wellington Region: 41.0% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Wellington Region: 0.1% One parent family with adult children only, Wellington Region: 5.0% One parent family with dependent children, Wellington Region: 11.9% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Wellington Region: 0.1% Couple with adult children only, Wellington Region: 7.5% Couple with dependent children, Wellington Region: 34.4% Couple without children, Carterton District: 50.0% One parent family with adult children only, Carterton District: 3.5% One parent family with dependent children, Carterton District: 9.8% Couple with adult children only, Carterton District: 5.9% Couple with dependent children, Carterton District: 30.8%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in family types, 2006 to 2013
Change in family types, 2006 to 2013 Couple without children, Carterton District: +234 One parent family with adult children only, Carterton District: +9 One parent family with dependent children, Carterton District: +42 Couple with adult children only, Carterton District: +9 Couple with dependent children, Carterton District: +33
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the family types in the Carterton District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 36.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.2% were one-parent families, compared with 42.0% and 17.0% respectively for the Wellington Region.

There were a higher proportion of couples without children in Carterton District, 50.0% compared to 41.0% in the Wellington Region.

Emerging groups

The number of families in Carterton District increased by 321 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest change in family types in the Carterton District between 2006 and 2013 was:

  • Couple without children (+234 households)

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