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Kāpiti Coast District

Housing tenure

In the Kāpiti Coast District 68% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 17.9% were renting privately, and 1.8% were in social housing in 2013.

The Kāpiti Coast 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 Kāpiti Coast 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
Kāpiti Coast District20132006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idMortgage6,45931.532.86,13832.133.5+321
Fully owned
7,53336.826.96,87035.926.7+663
map this data in atlas.idRenting4,25420.830.63,43218.028.8+822
Renting - Social housing
3751.85.32761.45.6+99
Renting - Private
3,66917.923.83,01215.821.9+657
Renting - Unknown sector
2101.01.51440.81.3+66
Other tenure type
1,2396.14.41,5818.35.7-342
Not stated / included
9904.85.31,0895.75.3-99

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, Wellington Region: 4.4% Renting - Unknown sector, Wellington Region: 1.5% Renting - Private, Wellington Region: 23.8% Renting - Social housing, Wellington Region: 5.3% Renting, Wellington Region: 30.6% Fully owned, Wellington Region: 26.9% Mortgage, Wellington Region: 32.8% Other tenure type, Kāpiti Coast District: 6.1% Renting - Unknown sector, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.0% Renting - Private, Kāpiti Coast District: 17.9% Renting - Social housing, Kāpiti Coast District: 1.8% Renting, Kāpiti Coast District: 20.8% Fully owned, Kāpiti Coast District: 36.8% Mortgage, Kāpiti Coast District: 31.5%
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, Kāpiti Coast District: -342 Renting - Unknown sector, Kāpiti Coast District: +66 Renting - Private, Kāpiti Coast District: +657 Renting - Social housing, Kāpiti Coast District: +99 Renting, Kāpiti Coast District: +822 Fully owned, Kāpiti Coast District: +663 Mortgage, Kāpiti Coast District: +321
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 Kāpiti Coast District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 36.8% of the population owned their dwelling; 31.5% were purchasing, and 20.8% were renting, compared with 26.9%, 32.8% and 30.6% respectively for the Wellington Region.

Emerging groups

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

  • Renting (+822 persons)
  • Fully owned (+663 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+657 persons)
  • Other tenure type (-342 persons)

The total number of households in Kāpiti Coast District increased by 1,365 between 2006 and 2013.

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