Paraparaumu Beach West
In Paraparaumu Beach West, 37.7% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 43.6% in the Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) 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 Paraparaumu Beach West in 2018 compared to the Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 37.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 6.6% were one-parent families, compared with 43.6% and 5.9% respectively for the Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District).
There were a higher proportion of couples without children in Paraparaumu Beach West, 55.7% compared to 50.5% in the Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District).
The number of families in Paraparaumu Beach West increased by 93 between 2006 and 2018.
The largest change in family types in Paraparaumu Beach West between 2006 and 2018 was:
- Couple without children (+66 households)