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In the Far North District, 33.0% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 34.5% in the Northland 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 Far North 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
Far North District20132006Change
Family by typeNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children4,80933.034.55,25036.637.3-441
Couple with dependent children
4,03527.728.94,46731.131.7-432
Couple with adult children only
7505.25.47415.25.4+9
Couple with children - dependency status unknown
240.20.1420.30.2-18
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families3,35123.020.93,20122.320.4+150
One parent family with dependent children
2,61618.016.02,62818.316.3-12
One parent family with adult children only
7114.94.75523.84.0+159
One parent family with children - dependency status unknown
240.20.1210.10.1+3
map this data in atlas.idCouple without children6,39944.044.65,90441.142.3+495

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, Northland Region: 44.6% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Northland Region: 0.1% One parent family with adult children only, Northland Region: 4.7% One parent family with dependent children, Northland Region: 16.0% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Northland Region: 0.1% Couple with adult children only, Northland Region: 5.4% Couple with dependent children, Northland Region: 28.9% Couple without children, Far North District: 44.0% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Far North District: 0.2% One parent family with adult children only, Far North District: 4.9% One parent family with dependent children, Far North District: 18.0% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Far North District: 0.2% Couple with adult children only, Far North District: 5.2% Couple with dependent children, Far North District: 27.7%
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, Far North District: +495 One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Far North District: +3 One parent family with adult children only, Far North District: +159 One parent family with dependent children, Far North District: -12 Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Far North District: -18 Couple with adult children only, Far North District: +9 Couple with dependent children, Far North District: -432
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 Far North District in 2013 compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 33.0% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 23.0% were one-parent families, compared with 34.5% and 20.9% respectively for the Northland Region.

There were a lower proportion of couples without children in Far North District, 44.0% compared to 44.6% in the Northland Region.

Emerging groups

The number of families in Far North District increased by 204 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in family types in the Far North District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Couple without children (+495 households)
  • Couple with dependent children (-432 households)
  • One parent family with adult children only (+159 households)

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