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In the Napier City, 34.7% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 41.3% in the New Zealand 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 Napier City'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
Napier City20132006Change
Family by typeNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
Couples with children5,41534.741.35,50836.442.0-93
Couple with dependent children4,53329.033.64,62030.534.7-87
Couple with adult children only8735.67.68795.87.1-6
Couple with children - dependency status unknown90.10.190.10.10
One parent families3,35721.517.83,22521.318.1+132
One parent family with dependent children2,59216.612.72,52316.713.6+69
One parent family with adult children only7504.85.06814.54.5+69
One parent family with children - dependency status unknown150.10.1210.10.1-6
Couple without children6,85243.940.96,40542.339.9+447

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, New Zealand: 40.9% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, New Zealand: 0.1% One parent family with adult children only, New Zealand: 5.0% One parent family with dependent children, New Zealand: 12.7% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, New Zealand: 0.1% Couple with adult children only, New Zealand: 7.6% Couple with dependent children, New Zealand: 33.6% Couple without children, Napier City: 43.9% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Napier City: 0.1% One parent family with adult children only, Napier City: 4.8% One parent family with dependent children, Napier City: 16.6% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Napier City: 0.1% Couple with adult children only, Napier City: 5.6% Couple with dependent children, Napier City: 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, Napier City: +447 One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Napier City: -6 One parent family with adult children only, Napier City: +69 One parent family with dependent children, Napier City: +69 Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Napier City: 0 Couple with adult children only, Napier City: -6 Couple with dependent children, Napier City: -87
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 Napier City in 2013 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 34.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 21.5% were one-parent families, compared with 41.3% and 17.8% respectively for the New Zealand.

There were a higher proportion of couples without children in Napier City, 43.9% compared to 40.9% in the New Zealand.

Emerging groups

The number of families in Napier City increased by 486 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in family types in the Napier City between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Couple without children (+447 households)
  • Couple with dependent children (-87 households)
  • One parent family with dependent children (+69 households)
  • One parent family with adult children only (+69 households)

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