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In the Napier City, 17.6% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 17.1% in the New Zealand in 2013.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Napier City'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 Napier City.

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
Napier City20132006Change
Dwelling structureNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Separate house17,61376.776.416,75877.477.1+855
Medium density3,09613.59.73,16514.610.5-69
High density9364.17.47893.66.6+147
Other dwelling1260.50.71170.50.7+9
Not stated / included1,1885.25.88313.85.1+357

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
Napier City20132006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Occupied private dwellings22,95992.688.521,66093.289.1+1,299
Unoccupied private dwellings1,7257.011.11,4766.410.5+249
Non private dwellings1050.40.5990.40.4+6

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, New Zealand: 5.8% Other dwelling, New Zealand: 0.7% High density, New Zealand: 7.4% Medium density, New Zealand: 9.7% Separate house, New Zealand: 76.4% Not stated / included, Napier City: 5.2% Other dwelling, Napier City: 0.5% High density, Napier City: 4.1% Medium density, Napier City: 13.5% Separate house, Napier City: 76.7%
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, Napier City: +357 Other dwelling, Napier City: +9 High density, Napier City: +147 Medium density, Napier City: -69 Separate house, Napier City: +855
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 17,613 separate houses in the area, 3,096 medium density dwellings, and 936 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of private dwellings in the Napier City in 2013 shows that 76.7% of dwellings were separate houses; 13.5% were medium density dwellings, and 4.1% were high density dwellings, compared with 76.4%, 9.7%, and 7.4% in the the New Zealand respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of private dwellings in the Napier City increased by 1,299 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in the Napier City between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Separate house (+855 dwellings)
  • High density (+147 dwellings)
  • Medium density (-69 dwellings)
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