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Household types

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.

To continue building the story, the Ashburton District Council'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
Ashburton District Council20182006Change
Household by typeNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2018
One family households
8,51169.866.57,66270.867.8+849
Multi-family households
1741.43.31171.12.7+57
Related individuals, non family
510.40.7450.40.8+6
Group household (unrelated)
3843.13.93333.14.2+51
map this data in atlas.idSole person household2,91323.922.92,63124.322.6+282
Non-classifiable household
1681.42.6330.31.9+135

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Household types, 2018
Household types, 2018 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, Ashburton District Council: 23.9% Group household (unrelated), Ashburton District Council: 3.1% Related individuals, non family, Ashburton District Council: 0.4% Multi-family households, Ashburton District Council: 1.4% One family households, Ashburton District Council: 69.8%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household types, 2006 to 2018
Change in household types, 2006 to 2018 Sole person household, Ashburton District Council: +282 Group household (unrelated), Ashburton District Council: +51 Related individuals, non family, Ashburton District Council: +6 Multi-family households, Ashburton District Council: +57 One family households, Ashburton District Council: +849
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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.

Emerging groups

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)

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