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In the Hutt City, 19.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 23.5% in the Wellington Region in 2013.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Hutt City'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 Hutt City.

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
Hutt City20132006Change
Dwelling structureNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idSeparate house26,91674.671.226,95275.672.0-36
Medium density
4,38912.29.24,68913.210.1-300
High density
2,6857.414.32,7727.813.5-87
Other dwelling
960.30.3690.20.3+27
Not stated / included
2,0045.65.01,1703.34.2+834

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
Hutt City20132006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idOccupied private dwellings36,09693.891.435,64994.692.0+447
map this data in atlas.idUnoccupied private dwellings2,2715.98.31,9685.27.8+303
Non private dwellings
1170.30.3750.20.3+42

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, Wellington Region: 5.0% Other dwelling, Wellington Region: 0.3% High density, Wellington Region: 14.3% Medium density, Wellington Region: 9.2% Separate house, Wellington Region: 71.2% Not stated / included, Hutt City: 5.6% Other dwelling, Hutt City: 0.3% High density, Hutt City: 7.4% Medium density, Hutt City: 12.2% Separate house, Hutt City: 74.6%
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, Hutt City: +834 Other dwelling, Hutt City: +27 High density, Hutt City: -87 Medium density, Hutt City: -300 Separate house, Hutt City: -36
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 26,916 separate houses in the area, 4,389 medium density dwellings, and 2,685 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of private dwellings in the Hutt City in 2013 shows that 74.6% of dwellings were separate houses; 12.2% were medium density dwellings, and 7.4% were high density dwellings, compared with 71.2%, 9.2%, and 14.3% in the the Wellington Region respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of private dwellings in the Hutt City increased by 438 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Hutt City between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Medium density (-300 dwellings)
  • High density (-87 dwellings)
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