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Carterton District

Housing tenure

In the Carterton District 68% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 17.6% were renting privately, and 1.4% were in social housing in 2013.

The Carterton District's Housing Tenure data provides insights into its socio-economic status as well as the role it plays in the housing market. For example, a high concentration of private renters may indicate a transient area attractive to young singles and couples, while a concentration of home owners indicates a more settled area with mature families and empty-nester Household Summary. Tenure can also reflect built form (Dwelling Type), with a significantly higher share of renters in high density housing and a substantially larger proportion of home-owners in separate houses, although this is not always the case.

In conjunction with other socio-economic status indicators in the Carterton District, Tenure data is useful for analysing housing markets, housing affordability and identifying public housing areas.

Derived from the Census questions:

Questions 7-13 on the Census Dwelling Form, tenure of household is used to determine if the household owns the dwelling, holds it in a family trust, or does not own the dwelling, and whether payment is made by the household and to whom.

Occupied private dwellings

Housing tenure
Carterton District20132006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Mortgage1,17035.532.81,05638.333.5+114
Fully owned1,08032.826.985531.026.7+225
Renting65419.930.644116.028.8+213
Renting - Social housing451.45.3331.25.6+12
Renting - Private57917.623.838714.121.9+192
Renting - Unknown sector300.91.5210.81.3+9
Other tenure type2317.04.42438.85.7-12
Not stated / included1594.85.31595.85.30

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

Housing tenure, 2013
Housing tenure, 2013 Other tenure type, Wellington Region: 4.4% Renting - Unknown sector, Wellington Region: 1.5% Renting - Private, Wellington Region: 23.8% Renting - Social housing, Wellington Region: 5.3% Renting, Wellington Region: 30.6% Fully owned, Wellington Region: 26.9% Mortgage, Wellington Region: 32.8% Other tenure type, Carterton District: 7.0% Renting - Unknown sector, Carterton District: 0.9% Renting - Private, Carterton District: 17.6% Renting - Social housing, Carterton District: 1.4% Renting, Carterton District: 19.9% Fully owned, Carterton District: 32.8% Mortgage, Carterton District: 35.5%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2013
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2013 Other tenure type, Carterton District: -12 Renting - Unknown sector, Carterton District: +9 Renting - Private, Carterton District: +192 Renting - Social housing, Carterton District: +12 Renting, Carterton District: +213 Fully owned, Carterton District: +225 Mortgage, Carterton District: +114
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 housing tenure of the population of the Carterton District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 32.8% of the population owned their dwelling; 35.5% were purchasing, and 19.9% were renting, compared with 26.9%, 32.8% and 30.6% respectively for the Wellington Region.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the Carterton District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Fully owned (+225 persons)
  • Renting (+213 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+192 persons)
  • Mortgage (+114 persons)

The total number of households in Carterton District increased by 540 between 2006 and 2013.

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