In the Masterton District, 64.8% of households were made up of one family households compared with 65.4% in the Wellington Region in 2018.
The Masterton District's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.
Derived from the Census questions:
'How is each person in the household related to you?'
|Household by type||Number||%||Wellington Region %||Number||%||Wellington Region %||2006 to 2018|
|One family households||6,156||64.8||65.4||5,901||66.4||65.9||+255||630||1438|
|Related individuals, non family||63||0.7||0.7||69||0.8||0.8||-6||632||1438|
|Group household (unrelated)||261||2.7||4.8||225||2.5||5.2||+36||633||1438|
|Sole person household||2,712||28.5||24.2||2,469||27.8||24.4||+243||634||1438|
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 household types in the Masterton District in 2018 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a lower proportion of one family households as well as a lower proportion of group households. Overall, 64.8% of total households were one family households, and 2.7% were group households, compared with 65.4% and 2.7% respectively for the Wellington Region.
There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of multi-family households. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 28.5% compared to 24.2% in the Wellington Region while the proportion of multi-family households was 1.5% compared to 2.7% in the Wellington Region.
The number of households in Masterton District increased by 621 between 2006 and 2018.
The largest changes in household types in the Masterton District between 2006 and 2018 were:
- One family households (+255 households)
- Sole person household (+243 households)