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In Masterton District 62% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 24.1% were renting privately, and 3.5% were in social housing in 2018.
Masterton 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 Masterton 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.
|Tenure type||Number||%||Wellington Region %||Number||%||Wellington Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Renting - Social housing||348||3.5||6.1||228||2.4||5.3||+120|
|Renting - Private||2,394||24.1||26.2||2,088||22.0||23.8||+306|
|Renting - Unknown sector||3||0.0||0.0||162||1.7||1.5||-159|
|Other tenure type||1,035||10.4||7.2||705||7.4||4.4||+330|
|Not stated / included||0||0.0||0.0||531||5.6||5.3||-531|
Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of Masterton 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, 29.5% of the population owned their dwelling; 32.4% were purchasing, and 27.6% 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 Masterton District between 2013 and 2018 were:
The total number of households in Masterton District increased by 432 between 2013 and 2018.
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