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Papakowhai

Family types

In Papakowhai, 58.7% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 45.0% in the Porirua City 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.

To continue building the story, Papakowhai's family data should be viewed in conjunction with Households, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type data.

Derived from the Census questions:

'How is each person in the household related to you?'

Total families

Family types
Papakowhai20182006Change
Family by typeNumber%Porirua City %Number%Porirua City %2006 to 2018
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children19258.745.016256.346.3+30
Couple with dependent children
15346.836.414450.037.9+9
Couple with adult children only
3911.98.5186.38.3+21
Couple with children - dependency status unknown
----0.1----0.1--
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families216.423.0124.224.6+9
One parent family with dependent children
216.416.8124.218.7+9
One parent family with adult children only
----6.2----5.7--
One parent family with children - dependency status unknown
----0.1----0.1--
map this data in atlas.idCouple without children11434.932.011439.629.10

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Family types, 2018
Family types, 2018 Couple without children, Porirua City: 32.0% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Porirua City: 0.1% One parent family with adult children only, Porirua City: 6.2% One parent family with dependent children, Porirua City: 16.8% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Porirua City: 0.1% Couple with adult children only, Porirua City: 8.5% Couple with dependent children, Porirua City: 36.4% Couple without children, Papakowhai: 34.9% One parent family with dependent children, Papakowhai: 6.4% Couple with adult children only, Papakowhai: 11.9% Couple with dependent children, Papakowhai: 46.8%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in family types, 2006 to 2018
Change in family types, 2006 to 2018 Couple without children, Papakowhai: 0 One parent family with dependent children, Papakowhai: +9 Couple with adult children only, Papakowhai: +21 Couple with dependent children, Papakowhai: +9
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the family types in Papakowhai in 2018 compared to the Porirua City shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 58.7% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 6.4% were one-parent families, compared with 45.0% and 23.0% respectively for the Porirua City.

There were a higher proportion of couples without children in Papakowhai, 34.9% compared to 32.0% in the Porirua City.

Emerging groups

The number of families in Papakowhai increased by 39 between 2006 and 2018.

There were no major differences in Papakowhai between 2006 and 2018.

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