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Ruapehu District

Dwelling type

In the Ruapehu District, 5.5% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 11.0% in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region in 2013.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Ruapehu District'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 Ruapehu District.

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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Dwelling structureNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Separate house4,12888.883.24,22185.483.6-93
Medium density2164.69.52404.910.1-24
High density420.91.5240.51.5+18
Other dwelling481.00.5300.60.5+18
Not stated / included2164.65.34298.74.3-213

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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Occupied private dwellings4,65964.787.54,94771.988.8-288
Unoccupied private dwellings2,44834.011.91,85727.010.8+591
Non private dwellings961.30.6811.20.4+15

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.3% Other dwelling, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.5% High density, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.5% Medium density, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 9.5% Separate house, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 83.2% Not stated / included, Ruapehu District: 4.6% Other dwelling, Ruapehu District: 1.0% High density, Ruapehu District: 0.9% Medium density, Ruapehu District: 4.6% Separate house, Ruapehu District: 88.8%
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, Ruapehu District: -213 Other dwelling, Ruapehu District: +18 High density, Ruapehu District: +18 Medium density, Ruapehu District: -24 Separate house, Ruapehu District: -93
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 4,128 separate houses in the area, 216 medium density dwellings, and 42 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of private dwellings in the Ruapehu District in 2013 shows that 88.8% of dwellings were separate houses; 4.6% were medium density dwellings, and 0.9% were high density dwellings, compared with 83.2%, 9.5%, and 1.5% in the the Manawatu-Wanganui Region respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of private dwellings in the Ruapehu District decrease by 294 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in the Ruapehu District between 2006 and 2013 was:

  • Separate house (-93 dwellings)
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