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Whanganui District

Household types

In the Whanganui District, 60.6% of households were made up of one family households compared with 66.5% in the New Zealand in 2013.

The Whanganui District's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.

To continue building the story, the Whanganui District's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Family, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census questions:

'How is each person in the household related to you?'

Total households

Household types
Whanganui District20132006Change
Household by typeNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
One family households
10,49160.666.510,73763.667.8-246
Multi-family households
3121.83.33001.82.7+12
Related individuals, non family
1410.80.71530.90.8-12
Group household (unrelated)
4772.83.95613.34.2-84
map this data in atlas.idSole person household5,46031.522.94,88729.022.6+573
Non-classifiable household
4292.52.62371.41.9+192

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Household types, 2013
Household types, 2013 Sole person household, New Zealand: 22.9% Group household (unrelated), New Zealand: 3.9% Related individuals, non family, New Zealand: 0.7% Multi-family households, New Zealand: 3.3% One family households, New Zealand: 66.5% Sole person household, Whanganui District: 31.5% Group household (unrelated), Whanganui District: 2.8% Related individuals, non family, Whanganui District: 0.8% Multi-family households, Whanganui District: 1.8% One family households, Whanganui District: 60.6%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household types, 2006 to 2013
Change in household types, 2006 to 2013 Sole person household, Whanganui District: +573 Group household (unrelated), Whanganui District: -84 Related individuals, non family, Whanganui District: -12 Multi-family households, Whanganui District: +12 One family households, Whanganui District: -246
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 household types in the Whanganui District in 2013 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a lower proportion of one family households as well as a lower proportion of group households. Overall, 60.6% of total households were one family households, and 2.8% were group households, compared with 66.5% and 3.3% respectively for the New Zealand.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of multi-family households. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 31.5% compared to 22.9% in the New Zealand while the proportion of multi-family households was 1.8% compared to 3.3% in the New Zealand.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Whanganui District increased by 435 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in household types in the Whanganui District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Sole person household (+573 households)
  • One family households (-246 households)
  • Group household (unrelated) (-84 households)

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