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Upper Hutt City

Housing tenure

In the Upper Hutt City 66% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 19.6% were renting privately, and 2.9% were in social housing in 2013.

The Upper Hutt City'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 Upper Hutt City, 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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idMortgage5,85038.932.85,57739.533.5+273
Fully owned
4,12827.426.94,02628.526.7+102
map this data in atlas.idRenting3,59123.930.63,15922.428.8+432
Renting - Social housing
4352.95.34383.15.6-3
Renting - Private
2,94919.623.82,54418.021.9+405
Renting - Unknown sector
2071.41.51771.31.3+30
Other tenure type
7054.74.47955.65.7-90
Not stated / included
7715.15.35704.05.3+201

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, Wellington Region: 4.4% Renting - Unknown sector, Wellington Region: 1.5% Renting - Private, Wellington Region: 23.8% Renting - Social housing, Wellington Region: 5.3% Renting, Wellington Region: 30.6% Fully owned, Wellington Region: 26.9% Mortgage, Wellington Region: 32.8% Other tenure type, Upper Hutt City: 4.7% Renting - Unknown sector, Upper Hutt City: 1.4% Renting - Private, Upper Hutt City: 19.6% Renting - Social housing, Upper Hutt City: 2.9% Renting, Upper Hutt City: 23.9% Fully owned, Upper Hutt City: 27.4% Mortgage, Upper Hutt City: 38.9%
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, Upper Hutt City: -90 Renting - Unknown sector, Upper Hutt City: +30 Renting - Private, Upper Hutt City: +405 Renting - Social housing, Upper Hutt City: -3 Renting, Upper Hutt City: +432 Fully owned, Upper Hutt City: +102 Mortgage, Upper Hutt City: +273
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 Upper Hutt City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 27.4% of the population owned their dwelling; 38.9% were purchasing, and 23.9% were renting, compared with 26.9%, 32.8% and 30.6% respectively for the Wellington Region.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the Upper Hutt City between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Renting (+432 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+405 persons)
  • Mortgage (+273 persons)
  • Fully owned (+102 persons)

The total number of households in Upper Hutt City increased by 918 between 2006 and 2013.

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