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Wairoa District

Housing tenure

In the Wairoa District 49% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 22.0% were renting privately, and 6.1% were in social housing in 2013.

The Wairoa District'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 Wairoa District, 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Tenure typeNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Mortgage61820.730.771423.131.8-96
Fully owned85228.628.689729.028.8-45
Renting89129.928.075924.525.2+132
Renting - Social housing1836.15.21926.25.4-9
Renting - Private65422.021.451616.718.7+138
Renting - Unknown sector541.81.4511.61.1+3
Other tenure type37212.56.542013.68.0-48
Not stated / included2468.36.33039.86.2-57

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 6.5% Renting - Unknown sector, Hawke's Bay Region: 1.4% Renting - Private, Hawke's Bay Region: 21.4% Renting - Social housing, Hawke's Bay Region: 5.2% Renting, Hawke's Bay Region: 28.0% Fully owned, Hawke's Bay Region: 28.6% Mortgage, Hawke's Bay Region: 30.7% Other tenure type, Wairoa District: 12.5% Renting - Unknown sector, Wairoa District: 1.8% Renting - Private, Wairoa District: 22.0% Renting - Social housing, Wairoa District: 6.1% Renting, Wairoa District: 29.9% Fully owned, Wairoa District: 28.6% Mortgage, Wairoa District: 20.7%
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, Wairoa District: -48 Renting - Unknown sector, Wairoa District: +3 Renting - Private, Wairoa District: +138 Renting - Social housing, Wairoa District: -9 Renting, Wairoa District: +132 Fully owned, Wairoa District: -45 Mortgage, Wairoa District: -96
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 Wairoa District in 2013 compared to the Hawke's Bay Region shows that there was a similar proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 28.6% of the population owned their dwelling; 20.7% were purchasing, and 29.9% were renting, compared with 28.6%, 30.7% and 28.0% respectively for the Hawke's Bay Region.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in the Wairoa District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Renting - Private (+138 persons)
  • Renting (+132 persons)
  • Mortgage (-96 persons)

The total number of households in Wairoa District decreased by 114 between 2006 and 2013.

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