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Far North District

Dwelling type

In the Far North District, 6.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 8.8% in the Northland Region in 2013.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Far North 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 Far North 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
Far North District20132006Change
Dwelling structureNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idSeparate house17,27479.380.116,44680.380.0+828
Medium density
1,0294.76.81,0535.17.5-24
High density
3841.82.14052.02.2-21
Other dwelling
4231.91.74442.21.9-21
Not stated / included
2,66412.29.42,13010.48.4+534

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
Far North District20132006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idOccupied private dwellings21,77778.280.320,47279.581.8+1,305
map this data in atlas.idUnoccupied private dwellings5,81120.919.05,04919.617.6+762
Non private dwellings
2731.00.62370.90.6+36

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, Northland Region: 9.4% Other dwelling, Northland Region: 1.7% High density, Northland Region: 2.1% Medium density, Northland Region: 6.8% Separate house, Northland Region: 80.1% Not stated / included, Far North District: 12.2% Other dwelling, Far North District: 1.9% High density, Far North District: 1.8% Medium density, Far North District: 4.7% Separate house, Far North District: 79.3%
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, Far North District: +534 Other dwelling, Far North District: -21 High density, Far North District: -21 Medium density, Far North District: -24 Separate house, Far North District: +828
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 17,274 separate houses in the area, 1,029 medium density dwellings, and 384 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of private dwellings in the Far North District in 2013 shows that 79.3% of dwellings were separate houses; 4.7% were medium density dwellings, and 1.8% were high density dwellings, compared with 80.1%, 6.8%, and 2.1% in the the Northland Region respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of private dwellings in the Far North District increased by 1,296 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Separate house (+828 dwellings)
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