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Masterton District

Household types

In the Masterton District, 64.8% of households were made up of one family households compared with 65.4% in the Wellington Region in 2013.

The Masterton District's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.

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

Derived from the Census questions:

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

Total households

Household types
Masterton District20132006Change
Household by typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
One family households6,15664.865.45,90166.465.9+255
Multi-family households1441.52.71351.52.2+9
Related individuals, non family630.70.7690.80.8-6
Group household (unrelated)2612.74.82252.55.2+36
Sole person household2,71228.524.22,46927.824.4+243
Non-classifiable household1681.82.2840.91.5+84

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

Household types, 2013
Household types, 2013 Sole person household, Wellington Region: 24.2% Group household (unrelated), Wellington Region: 4.8% Related individuals, non family, Wellington Region: 0.7% Multi-family households, Wellington Region: 2.7% One family households, Wellington Region: 65.4% Sole person household, Masterton District: 28.5% Group household (unrelated), Masterton District: 2.7% Related individuals, non family, Masterton District: 0.7% Multi-family households, Masterton District: 1.5% One family households, Masterton District: 64.8%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household types, 2006 to 2013
Change in household types, 2006 to 2013 Sole person household, Masterton District: +243 Group household (unrelated), Masterton District: +36 Related individuals, non family, Masterton District: -6 Multi-family households, Masterton District: +9 One family households, Masterton District: +255
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 household types in the Masterton District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a lower proportion of one family households as well as a lower proportion of group households. Overall, 64.8% of total households were one family households, and 2.7% were group households, compared with 65.4% and 2.7% respectively for the Wellington Region.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of multi-family households. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 28.5% compared to 24.2% in the Wellington Region while the proportion of multi-family households was 1.5% compared to 2.7% in the Wellington Region.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Masterton District increased by 621 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • One family households (+255 households)
  • Sole person household (+243 households)

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