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Kāpiti Coast DistrictCommunity profile

Paraparaumu Beach West

Dwelling type

In Paraparaumu Beach West, 25.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 4.7% in Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) in 2018.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Paraparaumu Beach West's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings is likely to attract more young adults and smaller households, often renting. Larger, detached or separate dwellings are more likely to attract families and prospective families. The residential built form often reflects market opportunities or planning policy, such as building denser forms of housing around public transport nodes or employment centres.

Dwelling Type statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Household Types, Housing Tenure and Age Structure for a more complete picture of the housing market in Paraparaumu Beach West.

Please note: Stats NZ has given Dwelling Type data for the 2018 Census a quality rating of "moderate". This indicates there may be some minor issues looking at the comparisons to 2013 and 2006. Users should avoid concluding that any change in the categories is purely due to real world change. See Stats NZ’s DataInfo+ for specific information on what this rating means and recommendations for use.

Q:

Derived from two Census questions:

'Mark one space to show which of the following best describes this dwelling:

  • House
  • Townhouse
  • Unit
  • Apartment
  • Mobile dwelling (eg caravan, boat, tent)
  • Other'

And 'Is this building joined to any other dwelling,shop or business?'

Dwelling structure
Paraparaumu Beach West20182013Change
Dwelling structureNumber%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %Number%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %2013 to 2018
Separate house76574.695.369972.496.2+66
Medium density24624.04.724625.53.80
High density151.50.0212.20.0-6
Other dwelling00.00.000.00.00
Total occupied private dwellings1,026100.0100.0966100.0100.0+60
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Dwelling occupancy status
Paraparaumu Beach West20182013Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %Number%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %2013 to 2018
Occupied private dwellings1,02683.886.91,00883.888.3+18
Unoccupied private dwellings19215.712.118615.511.7+6
Non private dwellings60.51.090.70.0-3
Total dwellings1,224100.0100.01,203100.0100.0+21
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Unrated
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

In 2018, there were 765 separate houses in the area, 246 medium density dwellings, and 15 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of private dwellings in Paraparaumu Beach West in 2018 shows that 74.6% of dwellings were separate houses; 24.0% were medium density dwellings, and 1.5% were high density dwellings, compared with 95.3%, 4.7%, and 0.0% in the Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of private dwellings in Paraparaumu Beach West increased by 18 between 2013 and 2018.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Paraparaumu Beach West between 2013 and 2018 was:

  • Separate house (+66 dwellings)

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