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South Wairarapa District

Family types

In the South Wairarapa District, 35.8% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 42.0% in the Wellington 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 South Wairarapa 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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
Family by typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
Couples with children98435.842.093337.242.4+51
Couple with dependent children84630.834.479831.835.2+48
Couple with adult children only1324.87.51295.17.1+3
Couple with children - dependency status unknown60.20.160.20.10
One parent families35412.917.030912.317.6+45
One parent family with dependent children27610.011.92499.912.9+27
One parent family with adult children only782.85.0602.44.6+18
One parent family with children - dependency status unknown----0.1----0.1--
Couple without children1,41351.441.01,26950.540.0+144

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, Wellington Region: 41.0% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Wellington Region: 0.1% One parent family with adult children only, Wellington Region: 5.0% One parent family with dependent children, Wellington Region: 11.9% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Wellington Region: 0.1% Couple with adult children only, Wellington Region: 7.5% Couple with dependent children, Wellington Region: 34.4% Couple without children, South Wairarapa District: 51.4% One parent family with adult children only, South Wairarapa District: 2.8% One parent family with dependent children, South Wairarapa District: 10.0% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, South Wairarapa District: 0.2% Couple with adult children only, South Wairarapa District: 4.8% Couple with dependent children, South Wairarapa District: 30.8%
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, South Wairarapa District: +144 One parent family with adult children only, South Wairarapa District: +18 One parent family with dependent children, South Wairarapa District: +27 Couple with children - dependency status unknown, South Wairarapa District: 0 Couple with adult children only, South Wairarapa District: +3 Couple with dependent children, South Wairarapa District: +48
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 South Wairarapa District in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 35.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 12.9% were one-parent families, compared with 42.0% and 17.0% respectively for the Wellington Region.

There were a higher proportion of couples without children in South Wairarapa District, 51.4% compared to 41.0% in the Wellington Region.

Emerging groups

The number of families in South Wairarapa District increased by 240 between 2006 and 2013.

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

  • Couple without children (+144 households)

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