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Thames-Coromandel District

Family types

In the Thames-Coromandel District, 27.6% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 39.3% in the Waikato 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 Thames-Coromandel 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
Thames-Coromandel District20132006Change
Family by typeNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2006 to 2013
Couples with children2,08527.639.32,30730.840.7-222
Couple with dependent children1,72822.932.81,91725.634.4-189
Couple with adult children only3454.66.43725.06.1-27
Couple with children - dependency status unknown120.20.1180.20.2-6
One parent families1,10414.618.61,12215.018.4-18
One parent family with dependent children81310.814.184611.314.4-33
One parent family with adult children only2853.84.52673.63.9+18
One parent family with children - dependency status unknown60.10.190.10.1-3
Couple without children4,37157.842.14,05654.240.9+315

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, Waikato Region: 42.1% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Waikato Region: 0.1% One parent family with adult children only, Waikato Region: 4.5% One parent family with dependent children, Waikato Region: 14.1% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Waikato Region: 0.1% Couple with adult children only, Waikato Region: 6.4% Couple with dependent children, Waikato Region: 32.8% Couple without children, Thames-Coromandel District: 57.8% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Thames-Coromandel District: 0.1% One parent family with adult children only, Thames-Coromandel District: 3.8% One parent family with dependent children, Thames-Coromandel District: 10.8% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Thames-Coromandel District: 0.2% Couple with adult children only, Thames-Coromandel District: 4.6% Couple with dependent children, Thames-Coromandel District: 22.9%
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, Thames-Coromandel District: +315 One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Thames-Coromandel District: -3 One parent family with adult children only, Thames-Coromandel District: +18 One parent family with dependent children, Thames-Coromandel District: -33 Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Thames-Coromandel District: -6 Couple with adult children only, Thames-Coromandel District: -27 Couple with dependent children, Thames-Coromandel District: -189
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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2013 compared to the Waikato 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, 27.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 14.6% were one-parent families, compared with 39.3% and 18.6% respectively for the Waikato Region.

There were a higher proportion of couples without children in Thames-Coromandel District, 57.8% compared to 42.1% in the Waikato Region.

Emerging groups

The number of families in Thames-Coromandel District increased by 75 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in family types in the Thames-Coromandel District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Couple without children (+315 households)
  • Couple with dependent children (-189 households)

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