Ashburton District Council
In the Ashburton District Council, 40.7% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 41.3% in the New Zealand 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.
Derived from the Census questions:
'How is each person in the household related to you?'
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window) , the population experts.
Analysis of the family types in the Ashburton District Council in 2013 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 40.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 10.6% were one-parent families, compared with 41.3% and 17.8% respectively for the New Zealand.
There were a higher proportion of couples without children in Ashburton District Council, 48.6% compared to 40.9% in the New Zealand.
The number of families in Ashburton District Council increased by 972 between 2006 and 2013.
The largest changes in family types in the Ashburton District Council between 2006 and 2013 were:
- Couple without children (+495 households)
- Couple with dependent children (+351 households)
- One parent family with dependent children (+60 households)