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Far North District

Housing tenure

In the Far North District 54% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 19.7% were renting privately, and 4.0% were in social housing in 2013.

The Far North 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 Far North 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
Far North District20132006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idMortgage5,16624.227.75,39727.129.3-231
Fully owned
6,36629.829.85,91929.730.3+447
map this data in atlas.idRenting5,35525.125.54,48222.523.0+873
Renting - Social housing
8494.03.87803.94.0+69
Renting - Private
4,21219.720.33,45917.317.8+753
Renting - Unknown sector
2941.41.42431.21.2+51
Other tenure type
1,9118.97.82,03710.29.1-126
Not stated / included
2,57112.09.22,11210.68.2+459

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, Northland Region: 7.8% Renting - Unknown sector, Northland Region: 1.4% Renting - Private, Northland Region: 20.3% Renting - Social housing, Northland Region: 3.8% Renting, Northland Region: 25.5% Fully owned, Northland Region: 29.8% Mortgage, Northland Region: 27.7% Other tenure type, Far North District: 8.9% Renting - Unknown sector, Far North District: 1.4% Renting - Private, Far North District: 19.7% Renting - Social housing, Far North District: 4.0% Renting, Far North District: 25.1% Fully owned, Far North District: 29.8% Mortgage, Far North District: 24.2%
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, Far North District: -126 Renting - Unknown sector, Far North District: +51 Renting - Private, Far North District: +753 Renting - Social housing, Far North District: +69 Renting, Far North District: +873 Fully owned, Far North District: +447 Mortgage, Far North District: -231
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 Far North District in 2013 compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a similar proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a similar proportion who were renters.

Overall, 29.8% of the population owned their dwelling; 24.2% were purchasing, and 25.1% were renting, compared with 29.8%, 27.7% and 25.5% respectively for the Northland Region.

Emerging groups

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

  • Renting (+873 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+753 persons)
  • Fully owned (+447 persons)
  • Mortgage (-231 persons)

The total number of households in Far North District increased by 1,422 between 2006 and 2013.

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