Ashburton District Council
In the Ashburton District Council, 69.8% of households were made up of one family households compared with 66.5% in the New Zealand in 2018.
The Ashburton District Council'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.
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 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window) , the population experts.
Analysis of the household types in the Ashburton District Council in 2018 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a higher proportion of one family households as well as a lower proportion of group households. Overall, 69.8% of total households were one family households, and 3.1% 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 23.9% compared to 22.9% in the New Zealand while the proportion of multi-family households was 1.4% compared to 3.3% in the New Zealand.
The number of households in Ashburton District Council increased by 1,380 between 2006 and 2018.
The largest changes in household types in the Ashburton District Council between 2006 and 2018 were:
- One family households (+849 households)
- Sole person household (+282 households)
- Multi-family households (+57 households)
- Group household (unrelated) (+51 households)