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Family types

In the Ruapehu District, 37.1% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 36.6% in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region 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 Ruapehu District'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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Family by typeNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Couples with children1,13737.136.61,38642.038.7-249
Couple with dependent children95431.130.71,17935.732.7-225
Couple with adult children only1625.35.71805.45.8-18
Couple with children - dependency status unknown210.70.2270.80.2-6
One parent families66921.819.865719.919.7+12
One parent family with dependent children52217.015.051615.615.3+6
One parent family with adult children only1414.64.71354.14.2+6
One parent family with children - dependency status unknown60.20.160.20.10
Couple without children1,26041.143.71,26038.141.60

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 43.7% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.1% One parent family with adult children only, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.7% One parent family with dependent children, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 15.0% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.2% Couple with adult children only, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.7% Couple with dependent children, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 30.7% Couple without children, Ruapehu District: 41.1% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Ruapehu District: 0.2% One parent family with adult children only, Ruapehu District: 4.6% One parent family with dependent children, Ruapehu District: 17.0% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Ruapehu District: 0.7% Couple with adult children only, Ruapehu District: 5.3% Couple with dependent children, Ruapehu District: 31.1%
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, Ruapehu District: 0 One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Ruapehu District: 0 One parent family with adult children only, Ruapehu District: +6 One parent family with dependent children, Ruapehu District: +6 Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Ruapehu District: -6 Couple with adult children only, Ruapehu District: -18 Couple with dependent children, Ruapehu District: -225
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 Ruapehu District in 2013 compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui Region shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 37.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 21.8% were one-parent families, compared with 36.6% and 19.8% respectively for the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

There were a lower proportion of couples without children in Ruapehu District, 41.1% compared to 43.7% in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

Emerging groups

The number of families in Ruapehu District decreased by 237 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest change in family types in the Ruapehu District between 2006 and 2013 was:

  • Couple with dependent children (-225 households)

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