In the Porirua City, 45.0% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 42.0% in the Wellington Region in 2013.
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?'
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window) , the population experts.
Analysis of the family types in the Porirua City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 45.0% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 23.0% were one-parent families, compared with 42.0% and 17.0% respectively for the Wellington Region.
There were a lower proportion of couples without children in Porirua City, 32.0% compared to 41.0% in the Wellington Region.
The number of families in Porirua City increased by 1,245 between 2006 and 2013.
The largest changes in family types in the Porirua City between 2006 and 2013 were:
- Couple without children (+762 households)
- Couple with dependent children (+261 households)
- One parent family with adult children only (+132 households)
- Couple with adult children only (+123 households)