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Whanganui District

Housing tenure

In the Whanganui District 59% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 21.4% were renting privately, and 4.6% were in social housing in 2013.

The Whanganui 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 Whanganui 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
Whanganui District20132006Change
Tenure typeNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idMortgage5,07029.331.75,10330.232.9-33
Fully owned
5,08229.426.95,01929.727.1+63
map this data in atlas.idRenting4,83327.929.24,29625.526.7+537
Renting - Social housing
8014.64.58675.14.6-66
Renting - Private
3,69921.422.93,19819.020.6+501
Renting - Unknown sector
3331.91.82311.41.5+102
Other tenure type
1,0986.35.91,3538.07.1-255
Not stated / included
1,2277.16.31,1046.56.2+123

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, New Zealand: 5.9% Renting - Unknown sector, New Zealand: 1.8% Renting - Private, New Zealand: 22.9% Renting - Social housing, New Zealand: 4.5% Renting, New Zealand: 29.2% Fully owned, New Zealand: 26.9% Mortgage, New Zealand: 31.7% Other tenure type, Whanganui District: 6.3% Renting - Unknown sector, Whanganui District: 1.9% Renting - Private, Whanganui District: 21.4% Renting - Social housing, Whanganui District: 4.6% Renting, Whanganui District: 27.9% Fully owned, Whanganui District: 29.4% Mortgage, Whanganui District: 29.3%
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, Whanganui District: -255 Renting - Unknown sector, Whanganui District: +102 Renting - Private, Whanganui District: +501 Renting - Social housing, Whanganui District: -66 Renting, Whanganui District: +537 Fully owned, Whanganui District: +63 Mortgage, Whanganui District: -33
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 Whanganui District in 2013 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 29.4% of the population owned their dwelling; 29.3% were purchasing, and 27.9% were renting, compared with 26.9%, 31.7% and 29.2% respectively for the New Zealand.

Emerging groups

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

  • Renting (+537 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+501 persons)
  • Other tenure type (-255 persons)
  • Renting - Unknown sector (+102 persons)

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

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