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In Ashburton District Council 59% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 25.5% were renting privately, and 2.7% were in social housing in 2018.
Ashburton District Council'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 Ashburton District Council, Tenure data is useful for analysing housing markets, housing affordability and identifying public housing areas.
Please note: Due to the sourcing of some 2018 data for housing tenure from administrative records, there has been a drop in various "Not stated" categories between 2013 and 2018, and a corresponding increase in some of the characteristics. Users should take care in interpreting change in particular categories, as apparent increases may be a result of shifting non-response into response categories. For more information please see the Stats NZ pages on Tenure of Household.
Questions 5-9 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.
|Ashburton District Council||2018||2013||Change|
|Tenure type||Number||%||New Zealand %||Number||%||New Zealand %||2013 to 2018|
|Renting - Social housing||354||2.7||5.3||318||2.6||4.5||+36|
|Renting - Private||3,315||25.5||26.6||2,595||21.3||22.9||+720|
|Renting - Unknown sector||6||0.0||0.0||147||1.2||1.8||-141|
|Other tenure type||1,647||12.7||9.6||1,140||9.3||5.9||+507|
|Not stated / included||0||0.0||0.0||594||4.9||6.3||-594|
Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of Ashburton District Council in 2018 compared to 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, 27.0% of the population owned their dwelling; 32.1% were purchasing, and 28.3% were renting, compared with 25.4%, 33.1% and 31.9% respectively for New Zealand.
The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Ashburton District Council between 2013 and 2018 were:
The total number of households in Ashburton District Council increased by 795 between 2013 and 2018.
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