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In the Whanganui District, 11.3% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 17.1% in the New Zealand in 2013.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of the Whanganui 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 Whanganui 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
Whanganui District20132006Change
Dwelling structureNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idSeparate house14,31382.376.414,15483.077.1+159
Medium density
1,6359.49.71,6719.810.5-36
High density
3331.97.43151.86.6+18
Other dwelling
660.40.7840.50.7-18
Not stated / included
1,0386.05.88254.85.1+213

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
Whanganui District20132006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idOccupied private dwellings17,39189.788.517,04991.489.1+342
map this data in atlas.idUnoccupied private dwellings1,9089.811.11,5278.210.5+381
Non private dwellings
930.50.5750.40.4+18

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, New Zealand: 5.8% Other dwelling, New Zealand: 0.7% High density, New Zealand: 7.4% Medium density, New Zealand: 9.7% Separate house, New Zealand: 76.4% Not stated / included, Whanganui District: 6.0% Other dwelling, Whanganui District: 0.4% High density, Whanganui District: 1.9% Medium density, Whanganui District: 9.4% Separate house, Whanganui District: 82.3%
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, Whanganui District: +213 Other dwelling, Whanganui District: -18 High density, Whanganui District: +18 Medium density, Whanganui District: -36 Separate house, Whanganui District: +159
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 14,313 separate houses in the area, 1,635 medium density dwellings, and 333 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of private dwellings in the Whanganui District in 2013 shows that 82.3% of dwellings were separate houses; 9.4% were medium density dwellings, and 1.9% were high density dwellings, compared with 76.4%, 9.7%, and 7.4% in the the New Zealand respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of private dwellings in the Whanganui District increased by 336 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in the Whanganui District between 2006 and 2013 was:

  • Separate house (+159 dwellings)
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