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Napier CityCommunity profile

Napier City

Housing tenure

In Napier City 61% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 22.5% were renting privately, and 8.0% were in social housing in 2018.

Napier City'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 Napier City, 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.

Q:

Derived from the Census questions:

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.

Housing tenure
Napier City20182013Change
Tenure typeNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2013 to 2018
Mortgage7,64432.333.16,90930.331.7+735
Fully owned6,80428.725.46,68729.326.9+117
Renting - Social housing 1,9058.05.31,4916.54.5+414
Renting - Private 5,33422.526.64,93521.622.9+399
Renting - Unknown sector 30.00.02971.31.8-294
Other tenure type1,9778.49.61,2245.45.9+753
Not stated / included30.00.01,2965.76.3-1,293
Total23,670100.0100.022,839100.0100.0+831
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of Napier City in 2018 compared to New Zealand 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, 28.7% of the population owned their dwelling; 32.3% were purchasing, and 30.6% were renting, compared with 25.4%, 33.1% and 31.9% respectively for New Zealand.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Napier City between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Other tenure type (+753 persons)
  • Mortgage (+735 persons)
  • Renting - Social housing (+414 persons)
  • Renting - Private (+399 persons)

The total number of households in Napier City increased by 831 between 2013 and 2018.

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