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In the Masterton District, 10.1% 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 Masterton 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 Masterton 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
Masterton District20132006Change
Dwelling structureNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Separate house8,14885.471.27,71385.872.0+435
Medium density8739.19.28409.310.1+33
High density870.914.3810.913.5+6
Other dwelling270.30.3360.40.3-9
Not stated / included4114.35.03153.54.2+96

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
Masterton District20132006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Occupied private dwellings9,55886.891.48,98886.492.0+570
Unoccupied private dwellings1,41012.88.31,37113.27.8+39
Non private dwellings450.40.3420.40.3+3

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, Masterton District: 4.3% Other dwelling, Masterton District: 0.3% High density, Masterton District: 0.9% Medium density, Masterton District: 9.1% Separate house, Masterton District: 85.4%
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, Masterton District: +96 Other dwelling, Masterton District: -9 High density, Masterton District: +6 Medium density, Masterton District: +33 Separate house, Masterton District: +435
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 8,148 separate houses in the area, 873 medium density dwellings, and 87 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of private dwellings in the Masterton District in 2013 shows that 85.4% of dwellings were separate houses; 9.1% were medium density dwellings, and 0.9% 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 Masterton District increased by 561 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in the Masterton District between 2006 and 2013 was:

  • Separate house (+435 dwellings)
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