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Paraparaumu Beach West

Household size

23% of Paraparaumu Beach West's households contained only one person, compared with 14.9% in the Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District), with the most dominant household size being 2 persons per household in 2018.

The size of households in general follows the life-cycle of families. Households are usually small at the stage of relationship formation (early marriage), and then increase in size with the advent of children. They later reduce in size again as these children reach adulthood and leave home. Household size can also be influenced by a lack (or abundance) of affordable housing. Overseas migrants and indigenous persons often have a tradition of living with extended family members which significantly affects household size.

An increasing household size in an area may indicate a lack of affordable housing opportunities for young people, an increase in the birth rate or an increase in family formation in the area. A declining household size may indicate children leaving the area when they leave home, an increase in retirees settling in the area, or an attraction of young singles and couples to the area.

For greater insight, Paraparaumu Beach West's Household Size data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Summary, Age Structure, Dwelling Type, Household Income and Language Spoken at Home.

Derived from the three Census questions:

'Name of each person including visitors who spent the night of Tuesday, 5 March 2013 in this dwelling', and 'Where does the person usually live?', and 'Are there any persons who usually live in this dwelling who were absent on Census Night (Tuesday, 5 March 2013)?'

Total population

Household size
Paraparaumu Beach West20182006Change
Number of persons usually residentNumber%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %Number%Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %2006 to 2018
1 person15923.114.913824.214.4+21
2 persons30945.044.624042.144.3+69
3 persons8412.212.47513.213.4+9
4 persons8111.819.87212.618.6+9
5 persons426.15.0335.87.2+9
6 or more persons121.73.3122.12.10

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Household size, 2018
Household size, 2018 6 or more persons, Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District): 3.3% 5 persons, Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District): 5.0% 4 persons, Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District): 19.8% 3 persons, Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District): 12.4% 2 persons, Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District): 44.6% 1 person, Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District): 14.9% 6 or more persons, Paraparaumu Beach West: 1.7% 5 persons, Paraparaumu Beach West: 6.1% 4 persons, Paraparaumu Beach West: 11.8% 3 persons, Paraparaumu Beach West: 12.2% 2 persons, Paraparaumu Beach West: 45.0% 1 person, Paraparaumu Beach West: 23.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household size, 2006 to 2018
Change in household size, 2006 to 2018 6 or more persons, Paraparaumu Beach West: 0 5 persons, Paraparaumu Beach West: +9 4 persons, Paraparaumu Beach West: +9 3 persons, Paraparaumu Beach West: +9 2 persons, Paraparaumu Beach West: +69 1 person, Paraparaumu Beach West: +21
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the number of persons usually resident in a household in Paraparaumu Beach West compared with the Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) shows that there were a higher proportion of lone person households, and a lower proportion of larger households (those with 4 persons or more). Overall there were 23.1% of lone person households, and 19.7% of larger households, compared with 14.9% and 28.1% respectively for the Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District).

The major differences in the household size for Paraparaumu Beach West and the Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) were:

  • A larger percentage of households with 1 person usually resident (23.1% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of households with 5 persons usually resident (6.1% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of households with 4 persons usually resident (11.8% compared to 19.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of households with 6 or more persons usually resident (1.7% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of households in Paraparaumu Beach West increased by 117 between 2006 and 2018.

The largest change in the number of persons usually resident in a household in Paraparaumu Beach West between 2006 and 2018 was:

  • 2 persons (+69 households)

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