In the Masterton District, 34.8% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 42.0% in the Wellington Region 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?'
|Family by type||Number||%||Wellington Region %||Number||%||Wellington Region %||2006 to 2018|
|Couples with children||2,241||34.8||42.0||2,379||38.5||42.4||-138||569||1425|
|Couple with dependent children||1,872||29.0||34.4||2,040||33.0||35.2||-168||570||1425|
|Couple with adult children only||351||5.4||7.5||333||5.4||7.1||+18||571||1425|
|Couple with children - dependency status unknown||18||0.3||0.1||6||0.1||0.1||+12||572||1425|
|One parent families||1,269||19.7||17.0||1,110||18.0||17.6||+159||573||1425|
|One parent family with dependent children||957||14.8||11.9||879||14.2||12.9||+78||574||1425|
|One parent family with adult children only||300||4.7||5.0||225||3.6||4.6||+75||575||1425|
|One parent family with children - dependency status unknown||12||0.2||0.1||6||0.1||0.1||+6||576||1425|
|Couple without children||2,937||45.6||41.0||2,685||43.5||40.0||+252||578||1425|
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 Masterton District in 2018 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 34.8% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 19.7% were one-parent families, compared with 42.0% and 17.0% respectively for the Wellington Region.
There were a higher proportion of couples without children in Masterton District, 45.6% compared to 41.0% in the Wellington Region.
The number of families in Masterton District increased by 273 between 2006 and 2018.
The largest changes in family types in the Masterton District between 2006 and 2018 were:
- Couple without children (+252 households)
- Couple with dependent children (-168 households)
- One parent family with dependent children (+78 households)
- One parent family with adult children only (+75 households)