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In the Masterton District, 34.8% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 42.0% in the Wellington Region in 2013.

Households with Children require different services and facilities than other household types, and their needs change as both adults and children age. When many families in an area are at the same stage in their individual lifecycles, it creates a suburb lifecycle. Knowing where a suburb is in a cycle of change helps planners make evidence-based decisions about the demand for services both now and in the future.

To continue building the story, the Masterton District's family data should be viewed in conjunction with Households, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type data.

Derived from the Census questions:

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

Total families

Family types
Masterton District20132006Change
Family by typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Couples with children2,24134.842.02,37938.542.4-138
Couple with dependent children1,87229.034.42,04033.035.2-168
Couple with adult children only3515.47.53335.47.1+18
Couple with children - dependency status unknown180.30.160.10.1+12
One parent families1,26919.717.01,11018.017.6+159
One parent family with dependent children95714.811.987914.212.9+78
One parent family with adult children only3004.75.02253.64.6+75
One parent family with children - dependency status unknown120.20.160.10.1+6
Couple without children2,93745.641.02,68543.540.0+252

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

Family types, 2013
Family types, 2013 Couple without children, Wellington Region: 41.0% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Wellington Region: 0.1% One parent family with adult children only, Wellington Region: 5.0% One parent family with dependent children, Wellington Region: 11.9% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Wellington Region: 0.1% Couple with adult children only, Wellington Region: 7.5% Couple with dependent children, Wellington Region: 34.4% Couple without children, Masterton District: 45.6% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Masterton District: 0.2% One parent family with adult children only, Masterton District: 4.7% One parent family with dependent children, Masterton District: 14.8% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Masterton District: 0.3% Couple with adult children only, Masterton District: 5.4% Couple with dependent children, Masterton District: 29.0%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in family types, 2006 to 2013
Change in family types, 2006 to 2013 Couple without children, Masterton District: +252 One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Masterton District: +6 One parent family with adult children only, Masterton District: +75 One parent family with dependent children, Masterton District: +78 Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Masterton District: +12 Couple with adult children only, Masterton District: +18 Couple with dependent children, Masterton District: -168
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 family types in the Masterton District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 34.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 19.7% were one-parent families, compared with 42.0% and 17.0% respectively for the Wellington Region.

There were a higher proportion of couples without children in Masterton District, 45.6% compared to 41.0% in the Wellington Region.

Emerging groups

The number of families in Masterton District increased by 273 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in family types in the Masterton District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Couple without children (+252 households)
  • Couple with dependent children (-168 households)
  • One parent family with dependent children (+78 households)
  • One parent family with adult children only (+75 households)

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