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Ashburton District CouncilCommunity profile

Ashburton Ward

Housing tenure

In Ashburton Ward 64% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 21.4% were renting privately, and 4.1% were in social housing in 2018.

Ashburton Ward'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 Ward, 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.

Q:

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 Ward20182013Change
Tenure typeNumber%Ashburton District Council %Number%Ashburton District Council %2013 to 2018
Mortgage2,47533.132.12,20231.030.2+273
Fully owned2,31330.927.02,41834.030.5-105
Renting - Social housing 3094.12.72793.92.6+30
Renting - Private 1,59921.425.51,35019.021.3+249
Renting - Unknown sector 00.00.0660.91.0-66
Other tenure type79210.612.74686.69.3+324
Not stated / included00.00.03304.65.1-330
Total7,488100.0100.07,113100.0100.0+375
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

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

Overall, 30.9% of the population owned their dwelling; 33.1% were purchasing, and 25.5% were renting, compared with 27.0%, 32.1% and 28.3% respectively for Ashburton District Council.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Ashburton Ward between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Other tenure type (+324 persons)
  • Mortgage (+273 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+249 persons)
  • Fully owned (-105 persons)

The total number of households in Ashburton Ward increased by 375 between 2013 and 2018.

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