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Dwelling type

In the Wairoa District, 6.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 14.5% in the Hawke's Bay Region in 2013.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Wairoa 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 Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Dwelling structureNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Separate house2,55684.979.02,59282.678.9-36
Medium density1655.512.21865.913.1-21
High density150.52.3210.72.3-6
Other dwelling240.80.8301.00.9-6
Not stated / included2498.35.73099.84.9-60

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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Occupied private dwellings3,00975.489.93,13578.390.9-126
Unoccupied private dwellings95423.99.583420.88.6+120
Non private dwellings270.70.6360.90.5-9

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 5.7% Other dwelling, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.8% High density, Hawke's Bay Region: 2.3% Medium density, Hawke's Bay Region: 12.2% Separate house, Hawke's Bay Region: 79.0% Not stated / included, Wairoa District: 8.3% Other dwelling, Wairoa District: 0.8% High density, Wairoa District: 0.5% Medium density, Wairoa District: 5.5% Separate house, Wairoa District: 84.9%
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, Wairoa District: -60 Other dwelling, Wairoa District: -6 High density, Wairoa District: -6 Medium density, Wairoa District: -21 Separate house, Wairoa District: -36
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 2,556 separate houses in the area, 165 medium density dwellings, and 15 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of private dwellings in the Wairoa District in 2013 shows that 84.9% of dwellings were separate houses; 5.5% were medium density dwellings, and 0.5% were high density dwellings, compared with 79.0%, 12.2%, and 2.3% in the the Hawke's Bay Region respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of private dwellings in the Wairoa District decrease by 129 between 2006 and 2013.

There were no major differences in the Wairoa District between 2006 and 2013.

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