The Wellington Region
In the Wellington Region, 65.4% of households were made up of one family households compared with 66.5% in the North Island in 2018.
The Wellington Region's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.
Derived from the Census questions:
'How is each person in the household related to you?'
|Household by type||Number||%||North Island %||Number||%||North Island %||2006 to 2018|
|One family households||115,233||65.4||66.5||110,067||65.9||67.9||+5,166||630||1438|
|Related individuals, non family||1,278||0.7||0.8||1,281||0.8||0.8||-3||632||1438|
|Group household (unrelated)||8,457||4.8||3.8||8,697||5.2||4.0||-240||633||1438|
|Sole person household||42,549||24.2||22.2||40,698||24.4||21.9||+1,851||634||1438|
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 household types in the Wellington Region in 2018 compared to the North Island shows that there was a lower proportion of one family households as well as a higher proportion of group households. Overall, 65.4% of total households were one family households, and 4.8% were group households, compared with 66.5% and 3.8% respectively for the North Island.
There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of multi-family households. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 24.2% compared to 22.2% in the North Island while the proportion of multi-family households was 2.7% compared to 3.8% in the North Island.
The number of households in the Wellington Region increased by 9,156 between 2006 and 2018.
The largest changes in household types in the Wellington Region between 2006 and 2018 were:
- One family households (+5,166 households)
- Sole person household (+1,851 households)
- Multi-family households (+1,008 households)
- Group household (unrelated) (-240 households)