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In Kāpiti Coast District 68% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 19.7% were renting privately, and 2.0% were in social housing in 2018.
Kāpiti Coast District's Housing Tenure data provides insights into its socio-economic status as well as the role it plays in the housing market. For example, a high concentration of private renters may indicate a transient area attractive to young singles and couples, while a concentration of home owners indicates a more settled area with mature families and empty-nester Household Summary. Tenure can also reflect built form (Dwelling Type), with a significantly higher share of renters in high density housing and a substantially larger proportion of home-owners in separate houses, although this is not always the case.
In conjunction with other socio-economic status indicators in Kāpiti Coast District, Tenure data is useful for analysing housing markets, housing affordability and identifying public housing areas.
Please note: Due to the sourcing of some 2018 data for housing tenure from administrative records, there has been a drop in various "Not stated" categories between 2013 and 2018, and a corresponding increase in some of the characteristics. Users should take care in interpreting change in particular categories, as apparent increases may be a result of shifting non-response into response categories. For more information please see the Stats NZ pages on Tenure of Household.
Questions 5-9 on the Census Dwelling Form, tenure of household is used to determine if the household owns the dwelling, holds it in a family trust, or does not own the dwelling, and whether payment is made by the household and to whom.
|Kāpiti Coast District||2018||2013||Change|
|Tenure type||Number||%||Wellington Region %||Number||%||Wellington Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Renting - Social housing||441||2.0||6.1||375||1.8||5.3||+66|
|Renting - Private||4,296||19.7||26.2||3,669||17.9||23.8||+627|
|Renting - Unknown sector||3||0.0||0.0||210||1.0||1.5||-207|
|Other tenure type||2,124||9.8||7.2||1,239||6.1||4.4||+885|
|Not stated / included||0||0.0||0.0||990||4.8||5.3||-990|
Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of Kāpiti Coast District in 2018 compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.
Overall, 35.0% of the population owned their dwelling; 33.5% were purchasing, and 21.8% were renting, compared with 25.5%, 35.0% and 32.3% respectively for Wellington Region.
The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Kāpiti Coast District between 2013 and 2018 were:
The total number of households in Kāpiti Coast District increased by 1,287 between 2013 and 2018.
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