Far North District
26% of the Far North District's households contained only one person, compared with 26.1% in the Northland Region, with the most dominant household size being 2 persons per household in 2018.
The size of households in general follows the life-cycle of families. Households are usually small at the stage of relationship formation (early marriage), and then increase in size with the advent of children. They later reduce in size again as these children reach adulthood and leave home. Household size can also be influenced by a lack (or abundance) of affordable housing. Overseas migrants and indigenous persons often have a tradition of living with extended family members which significantly affects household size.
An increasing household size in an area may indicate a lack of affordable housing opportunities for young people, an increase in the birth rate or an increase in family formation in the area. A declining household size may indicate children leaving the area when they leave home, an increase in retirees settling in the area, or an attraction of young singles and couples to the area.
Derived from the three Census questions:
'Name of each person including visitors who spent the night of Tuesday, 5 March 2013 in this dwelling', and 'Where does the person usually live?', and 'Are there any persons who usually live in this dwelling who were absent on Census Night (Tuesday, 5 March 2013)?'
|Far North District||2018||2006||Change|
|Number of persons usually resident||Number||%||Northland Region %||Number||%||Northland Region %||2006 to 2018|
|6 or more persons||1,104||5.2||4.2||1,173||5.9||4.9||-69||380||1429|
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 number of persons usually resident in a household in the Far North District compared with the Northland Region shows that there were a similar proportion of lone person households, and a similar proportion of larger households (those with 4 persons or more). Overall there were 26.1% of lone person households, and 22.3% of larger households, compared with 26.1% and 22.2% respectively for the Northland Region.
There were no major differences between Far North District and Northland Region in 2018.
The number of households in Far North District increased by 1,422 between 2006 and 2018.
The largest changes in the number of persons usually resident in a household in the Far North District between 2006 and 2018 were:
- 1 person (+1,068 households)
- 2 persons (+678 households)
- 4 persons (-144 households)
- 5 persons (-96 households)