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The Wellington Region

Household types

In the Wellington Region, 65.4% of households were made up of one family households compared with 66.5% in the North Island in 2013.

The Wellington Region's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.

To continue building the story, the Wellington Region's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Family, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census questions:

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

Total households

Household types
Wellington Region20132006Change
Household by typeNumber%North Island %Number%North Island %2006 to 2013
One family households115,23365.466.5110,06765.967.9+5,166
Multi-family households4,7252.73.83,7172.23.2+1,008
Related individuals, non family1,2780.70.81,2810.80.8-3
Group household (unrelated)8,4574.83.88,6975.24.0-240
Sole person household42,54924.222.240,69824.421.9+1,851
Non-classifiable household3,8882.22.92,5141.52.2+1,374

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

Household types, 2013
Household types, 2013 Sole person household, North Island: 22.2% Group household (unrelated), North Island: 3.8% Related individuals, non family, North Island: 0.8% Multi-family households, North Island: 3.8% One family households, North Island: 66.5% Sole person household, Wellington Region: 24.2% Group household (unrelated), Wellington Region: 4.8% Related individuals, non family, Wellington Region: 0.7% Multi-family households, Wellington Region: 2.7% One family households, Wellington Region: 65.4%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household types, 2006 to 2013
Change in household types, 2006 to 2013 Sole person household, Wellington Region: +1,851 Group household (unrelated), Wellington Region: -240 Related individuals, non family, Wellington Region: -3 Multi-family households, Wellington Region: +1,008 One family households, Wellington Region: +5,166
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 household types in the Wellington Region in 2013 compared to the North Island shows that there was a lower proportion of one family households as well as a higher proportion of group households. Overall, 65.4% of total households were one family households, and 4.8% were group households, compared with 66.5% and 3.8% respectively for the North Island.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of multi-family households. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 24.2% compared to 22.2% in the North Island while the proportion of multi-family households was 2.7% compared to 3.8% in the North Island.

Emerging groups

The number of households in the Wellington Region increased by 9,156 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in household types in the Wellington Region between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • One family households (+5,166 households)
  • Sole person household (+1,851 households)
  • Multi-family households (+1,008 households)
  • Group household (unrelated) (-240 households)

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