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South Wairarapa District

Dwelling type

In the South Wairarapa District, 4.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 23.5% in the Wellington Region in 2013.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the South Wairarapa 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 South Wairarapa 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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
Dwelling structureNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Separate house3,60390.871.23,30690.272.0+297
Medium density1473.79.21323.610.1+15
High density120.314.3150.413.5-3
Other dwelling210.50.390.20.3+12
Not stated / included1864.75.02045.64.2-18

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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Occupied private dwellings3,98474.791.43,67876.592.0+306
Unoccupied private dwellings1,29924.48.31,10423.07.8+195
Non private dwellings511.00.3240.50.3+27

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, Wellington Region: 5.0% Other dwelling, Wellington Region: 0.3% High density, Wellington Region: 14.3% Medium density, Wellington Region: 9.2% Separate house, Wellington Region: 71.2% Not stated / included, South Wairarapa District: 4.7% Other dwelling, South Wairarapa District: 0.5% High density, South Wairarapa District: 0.3% Medium density, South Wairarapa District: 3.7% Separate house, South Wairarapa District: 90.8%
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, South Wairarapa District: -18 Other dwelling, South Wairarapa District: +12 High density, South Wairarapa District: -3 Medium density, South Wairarapa District: +15 Separate house, South Wairarapa District: +297
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 3,603 separate houses in the area, 147 medium density dwellings, and 12 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of private dwellings in the South Wairarapa District in 2013 shows that 90.8% of dwellings were separate houses; 3.7% were medium density dwellings, and 0.3% were high density dwellings, compared with 71.2%, 9.2%, and 14.3% in the the Wellington Region respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of private dwellings in the South Wairarapa District increased by 303 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Separate house (+297 dwellings)
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