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Ashburton District CouncilCommunity profile

Ashburton Lakes and Forks

Housing tenure

In Ashburton Lakes and Forks 41% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 42.0% were renting privately, and 1.0% were in social housing in 2018.

Ashburton Lakes and Forks'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 Lakes and Forks, 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.


Derived from the Census questions:

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.

Housing tenure
Ashburton Lakes and Forks20182013Change
Tenure typeNumber%Ashburton District Council %Number%Ashburton District Council %2013 to 2018
Fully owned13214.727.015619.930.5-24
Renting - Social housing 91.02.730.42.6+6
Renting - Private 37842.025.521026.821.3+168
Renting - Unknown sector
Other tenure type14416.012.714418.49.30
Not stated / included00.00.0516.55.1-51
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of Ashburton Lakes and Forks in 2018 compared to Ashburton District Council shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.

Overall, 14.7% of the population owned their dwelling; 26.0% were purchasing, and 43.3% were renting, compared with 27.0%, 32.1% and 28.3% respectively for Ashburton District Council.

Emerging groups

The largest change in housing tenure categories for the households in Ashburton Lakes and Forks between 2013 and 2018 was:

  • Renting - Private (+168 persons)

The total number of households in Ashburton Lakes and Forks increased by 117 between 2013 and 2018.

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