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In the Ruapehu District 50% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 23.9% were renting privately, and 8.0% were in social housing in 2013.

The Ruapehu District'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 Ruapehu District, 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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Mortgage1,15525.231.11,16723.931.6-12
Fully owned1,11624.327.81,24225.528.3-126
Renting1,56034.028.31,48830.526.3+72
Renting - Social housing3698.04.450410.35.2-135
Renting - Private1,09523.922.191518.819.8+180
Renting - Unknown sector962.11.8691.41.3+27
Other tenure type49210.76.750110.38.1-9
Not stated / included2645.86.14809.85.7-216

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.7% Renting - Unknown sector, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.8% Renting - Private, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 22.1% Renting - Social housing, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.4% Renting, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 28.3% Fully owned, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 27.8% Mortgage, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 31.1% Other tenure type, Ruapehu District: 10.7% Renting - Unknown sector, Ruapehu District: 2.1% Renting - Private, Ruapehu District: 23.9% Renting - Social housing, Ruapehu District: 8.0% Renting, Ruapehu District: 34.0% Fully owned, Ruapehu District: 24.3% Mortgage, Ruapehu District: 25.2%
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, Ruapehu District: -9 Renting - Unknown sector, Ruapehu District: +27 Renting - Private, Ruapehu District: +180 Renting - Social housing, Ruapehu District: -135 Renting, Ruapehu District: +72 Fully owned, Ruapehu District: -126 Mortgage, Ruapehu District: -12
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 Ruapehu District in 2013 compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 24.3% of the population owned their dwelling; 25.2% were purchasing, and 34.0% were renting, compared with 27.8%, 31.1% and 28.3% respectively for the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

Emerging groups

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

  • Renting - Private (+180 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (-135 persons)
  • Fully owned (-126 persons)
  • Renting (+72 persons)

The total number of households in Ruapehu District decreased by 291 between 2006 and 2013.

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