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Family types

In the Wairoa District, 34.8% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 36.8% in the Hawke's Bay 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 Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Family by typeNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Couples with children72034.836.882537.438.6-105
Couple with dependent children60629.330.971132.232.7-105
Couple with adult children only1055.15.81145.25.8-9
Couple with children - dependency status unknown90.40.1----0.1--
One parent families54326.321.057025.821.0-27
One parent family with dependent children40819.716.046220.916.6-54
One parent family with adult children only1296.24.81084.94.3+21
One parent family with children - dependency status unknown60.30.1----0.1--
Couple without children80438.942.281336.840.4-9

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 42.2% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.1% One parent family with adult children only, Hawke's Bay Region: 4.8% One parent family with dependent children, Hawke's Bay Region: 16.0% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Hawke's Bay Region: 0.1% Couple with adult children only, Hawke's Bay Region: 5.8% Couple with dependent children, Hawke's Bay Region: 30.9% Couple without children, Wairoa District: 38.9% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Wairoa District: 0.3% One parent family with adult children only, Wairoa District: 6.2% One parent family with dependent children, Wairoa District: 19.7% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Wairoa District: 0.4% Couple with adult children only, Wairoa District: 5.1% Couple with dependent children, Wairoa District: 29.3%
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, Wairoa District: -9 One parent family with adult children only, Wairoa District: +21 One parent family with dependent children, Wairoa District: -54 Couple with adult children only, Wairoa District: -9 Couple with dependent children, Wairoa District: -105
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 Wairoa District in 2013 compared to the Hawke's Bay Region shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 34.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 26.3% were one-parent families, compared with 36.8% and 21.0% respectively for the Hawke's Bay Region.

There were a lower proportion of couples without children in Wairoa District, 38.9% compared to 42.2% in the Hawke's Bay Region.

Emerging groups

The number of families in Wairoa District decreased by 141 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in family types in the Wairoa District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Couple with dependent children (-105 households)
  • One parent family with dependent children (-54 households)

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