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In Riverview 72% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 17.9% were renting privately, and 0.4% were in social housing in 2018.
Riverview'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 Riverview, 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.
|Tenure type||Number||%||Far North District %||Number||%||Far North District %||2013 to 2018|
|Renting - Social housing||3||0.4||5.2||3||0.4||4.0||0|
|Renting - Private||147||17.9||21.9||150||21.3||19.7||-3|
|Renting - Unknown sector||0||0.0||0.1||3||0.4||1.0||-3|
|Other tenure type||81||9.9||17.8||42||6.0||9.0||+39|
|Not stated / included||0||0.0||0.0||36||5.1||12.4||-36|
Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of Riverview in 2018 compared to Far North District 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, 43.1% of the population owned their dwelling; 28.8% were purchasing, and 18.2% were renting, compared with 30.4%, 24.6% and 27.2% respectively for Far North District.
The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Riverview between 2013 and 2018 were:
The total number of households in Riverview increased by 117 between 2013 and 2018.
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