Far North District
In the Far North District, 33.0% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 34.5% in the Northland Region in 2018.
Households with Children require different services and facilities than other household types, and their needs change as both adults and children age. When many families in an area are at the same stage in their individual lifecycles, it creates a suburb lifecycle. Knowing where a suburb is in a cycle of change helps planners make evidence-based decisions about the demand for services both now and in the future.
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 family types in the Far North District in 2018 compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 33.0% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 23.0% were one-parent families, compared with 34.5% and 20.9% respectively for the Northland Region.
There were a lower proportion of couples without children in Far North District, 44.0% compared to 44.6% in the Northland Region.
The number of families in Far North District increased by 204 between 2006 and 2018.
The largest changes in family types in the Far North District between 2006 and 2018 were:
- Couple without children (+495 households)
- Couple with dependent children (-432 households)
- One parent family with adult children only (+159 households)