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Kāpiti Coast District

Dwelling type

In the Kāpiti Coast District, 12.8% 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 Kāpiti Coast 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 Kāpiti Coast 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
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Dwelling structureNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idSeparate house17,00782.571.215,88582.272.0+1,122
Medium density
2,23810.99.22,19611.410.1+42
High density
4052.014.33301.713.5+75
Other dwelling
1140.60.31140.60.30
Not stated / included
8554.15.07894.14.2+66

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
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idOccupied private dwellings20,61686.891.419,31185.592.0+1,305
map this data in atlas.idUnoccupied private dwellings3,05112.88.33,21614.27.8-165
Non private dwellings
810.30.3570.30.3+24

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, Kāpiti Coast District: 4.1% Other dwelling, Kāpiti Coast District: 0.6% High density, Kāpiti Coast District: 2.0% Medium density, Kāpiti Coast District: 10.9% Separate house, Kāpiti Coast District: 82.5%
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, Kāpiti Coast District: +66 Other dwelling, Kāpiti Coast District: 0 High density, Kāpiti Coast District: +75 Medium density, Kāpiti Coast District: +42 Separate house, Kāpiti Coast District: +1,122
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 17,007 separate houses in the area, 2,238 medium density dwellings, and 405 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of private dwellings in the Kāpiti Coast District in 2013 shows that 82.5% of dwellings were separate houses; 10.9% were medium density dwellings, and 2.0% 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 Kāpiti Coast District increased by 1,305 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Kāpiti Coast District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Separate house (+1,122 dwellings)
  • High density (+75 dwellings)
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