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In the Porirua City 58% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 17.7% were renting privately, and 12.9% were in social housing in 2013.

The Porirua City's Housing Tenure data provides insights into its socio-economic status as well as the role it plays in the housing market. For example, a high concentration of private renters may indicate a transient area attractive to young singles and couples, while a concentration of home owners indicates a more settled area with mature families and empty-nester Household Summary. Tenure can also reflect built form (Dwelling Type), with a significantly higher share of renters in high density housing and a substantially larger proportion of home-owners in separate houses, although this is not always the case.

In conjunction with other socio-economic status indicators in the Porirua City, Tenure data is useful for analysing housing markets, housing affordability and identifying public housing areas.

Derived from the Census questions:

Questions 7-13 on the Census Dwelling Form, tenure of household is used to determine if the household owns the dwelling, holds it in a family trust, or does not own the dwelling, and whether payment is made by the household and to whom.

Occupied private dwellings

Housing tenure
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Tenure typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idMortgage6,09036.132.85,41835.233.5+672
Fully owned
3,74122.226.93,29421.426.7+447
map this data in atlas.idRenting5,35231.730.64,81531.328.8+537
Renting - Social housing
2,17212.95.32,04913.35.6+123
Renting - Private
2,98817.723.82,59816.921.9+390
Renting - Unknown sector
1921.11.51681.11.3+24
Other tenure type
5763.44.47925.15.7-216
Not stated / included
1,1226.65.31,0777.05.3+45

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

Housing tenure, 2013
Housing tenure, 2013 Other tenure type, Wellington Region: 4.4% Renting - Unknown sector, Wellington Region: 1.5% Renting - Private, Wellington Region: 23.8% Renting - Social housing, Wellington Region: 5.3% Renting, Wellington Region: 30.6% Fully owned, Wellington Region: 26.9% Mortgage, Wellington Region: 32.8% Other tenure type, Porirua City: 3.4% Renting - Unknown sector, Porirua City: 1.1% Renting - Private, Porirua City: 17.7% Renting - Social housing, Porirua City: 12.9% Renting, Porirua City: 31.7% Fully owned, Porirua City: 22.2% Mortgage, Porirua City: 36.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2013
Change in housing tenure, 2006 to 2013 Other tenure type, Porirua City: -216 Renting - Unknown sector, Porirua City: +24 Renting - Private, Porirua City: +390 Renting - Social housing, Porirua City: +123 Renting, Porirua City: +537 Fully owned, Porirua City: +447 Mortgage, Porirua City: +672
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 housing tenure of the population of the Porirua City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 22.2% of the population owned their dwelling; 36.1% were purchasing, and 31.7% were renting, compared with 26.9%, 32.8% and 30.6% respectively for the Wellington Region.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the Porirua City between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Mortgage (+672 persons)
  • Renting (+537 persons)
  • Fully owned (+447 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+390 persons)

The total number of households in Porirua City increased by 1,485 between 2006 and 2013.

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