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Ruapehu District

Household types

In the Ruapehu District, 62.8% of households were made up of one family households compared with 64.1% in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region in 2013.

The Ruapehu District's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.

To continue building the story, the Ruapehu District's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Family, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census questions:

'How is each person in the household related to you?'

Total households

Household types
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Household by typeNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
One family households2,87462.864.13,14164.466.4-267
Multi-family households932.01.8781.61.7+15
Related individuals, non family420.90.7481.00.8-6
Group household (unrelated)1172.63.61232.54.0-6
Sole person household1,39230.427.51,29626.625.7+96
Non-classifiable household601.32.21893.91.4-129

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

Household types, 2013
Household types, 2013 Sole person household, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 27.5% Group household (unrelated), Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 3.6% Related individuals, non family, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.7% Multi-family households, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.8% One family households, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 64.1% Sole person household, Ruapehu District: 30.4% Group household (unrelated), Ruapehu District: 2.6% Related individuals, non family, Ruapehu District: 0.9% Multi-family households, Ruapehu District: 2.0% One family households, Ruapehu District: 62.8%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household types, 2006 to 2013
Change in household types, 2006 to 2013 Sole person household, Ruapehu District: +96 Group household (unrelated), Ruapehu District: -6 Related individuals, non family, Ruapehu District: -6 Multi-family households, Ruapehu District: +15 One family households, Ruapehu District: -267
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 household types in the Ruapehu District in 2013 compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui Region shows that there was a lower proportion of one family households as well as a lower proportion of group households. Overall, 62.8% of total households were one family households, and 2.6% were group households, compared with 64.1% and 1.8% respectively for the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a similar proportion of multi-family households. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 30.4% compared to 27.5% in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region while the proportion of multi-family households was 2.0% compared to 1.8% in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Ruapehu District decreased by 297 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in household types in the Ruapehu District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • One family households (-267 households)
  • Sole person household (+96 households)

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