In the Hutt City, 44.0% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 45.4% in the Belmont Park and Manor Park 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 Hutt City in 2018 compared to the Belmont Park and Manor Park shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 44.0% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 20.3% were one-parent families, compared with 45.4% and 30.4% respectively for the Belmont Park and Manor Park.
There were a higher proportion of couples without children in Hutt City, 35.8% compared to 24.2% in the Belmont Park and Manor Park.
The number of families in Hutt City increased by 144 between 2006 and 2018.
The largest changes in family types in the Hutt City between 2006 and 2018 were:
- Couple with dependent children (-339 households)
- Couple without children (+315 households)
- One parent family with dependent children (-288 households)
- One parent family with adult children only (+228 households)