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In Far North District 55% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 21.9% were renting privately, and 5.2% were in social housing in 2018.
Far North District'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 Far North District, 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.
|Far North District||2018||2013||Change|
|Tenure type||Number||%||Northland Region %||Number||%||Northland Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Renting - Social housing||1,182||5.2||4.7||846||4.0||3.8||+336|
|Renting - Private||4,980||21.9||22.6||4,212||19.7||20.3||+768|
|Renting - Unknown sector||30||0.1||0.1||222||1.0||1.1||-192|
|Other tenure type||4,050||17.8||13.6||1,914||9.0||7.8||+2,136|
|Not stated / included||6||0.0||0.1||2,643||12.4||9.5||-2,637|
Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of Far North District in 2018 compared to Northland Region shows that there was a similar proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a similar proportion who were renters.
Overall, 30.4% of the population owned their dwelling; 24.6% were purchasing, and 27.2% were renting, compared with 30.3%, 28.7% and 27.4% respectively for Northland Region.
The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Far North District between 2013 and 2018 were:
The total number of households in Far North District increased by 1,398 between 2013 and 2018.
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