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Papakowhai

Household size

9% of Papakowhai's households contained only one person, compared with 17.4% in the Porirua City, with the most dominant household size being 2 persons per household in 2018.

The size of households in general follows the life-cycle of families. Households are usually small at the stage of relationship formation (early marriage), and then increase in size with the advent of children. They later reduce in size again as these children reach adulthood and leave home. Household size can also be influenced by a lack (or abundance) of affordable housing. Overseas migrants and indigenous persons often have a tradition of living with extended family members which significantly affects household size.

An increasing household size in an area may indicate a lack of affordable housing opportunities for young people, an increase in the birth rate or an increase in family formation in the area. A declining household size may indicate children leaving the area when they leave home, an increase in retirees settling in the area, or an attraction of young singles and couples to the area.

For greater insight, Papakowhai's Household Size data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Summary, Age Structure, Dwelling Type, Household Income and Language Spoken at Home.

Derived from the three Census questions:

'Name of each person including visitors who spent the night of Tuesday, 5 March 2013 in this dwelling', and 'Where does the person usually live?', and 'Are there any persons who usually live in this dwelling who were absent on Census Night (Tuesday, 5 March 2013)?'

Total population

Household size
Papakowhai20182006Change
Number of persons usually residentNumber%Porirua City %Number%Porirua City %2006 to 2018
1 person369.117.44512.716.8-9
2 persons12631.830.212936.429.0-3
3 persons8120.518.45114.418.6+30
4 persons10225.817.67822.017.8+24
5 persons4210.68.73911.09.3+3
6 or more persons92.37.6123.48.5-3

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

Household size, 2018
Household size, 2018 6 or more persons, Porirua City: 7.6% 5 persons, Porirua City: 8.7% 4 persons, Porirua City: 17.6% 3 persons, Porirua City: 18.4% 2 persons, Porirua City: 30.2% 1 person, Porirua City: 17.4% 6 or more persons, Papakowhai: 2.3% 5 persons, Papakowhai: 10.6% 4 persons, Papakowhai: 25.8% 3 persons, Papakowhai: 20.5% 2 persons, Papakowhai: 31.8% 1 person, Papakowhai: 9.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household size, 2006 to 2018
Change in household size, 2006 to 2018 6 or more persons, Papakowhai: -3 5 persons, Papakowhai: +3 4 persons, Papakowhai: +24 3 persons, Papakowhai: +30 2 persons, Papakowhai: -3 1 person, 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 number of persons usually resident in a household in Papakowhai compared with the Porirua City shows that there were a lower proportion of lone person households, and a higher proportion of larger households (those with 4 persons or more). Overall there were 9.1% of lone person households, and 38.6% of larger households, compared with 17.4% and 34.0% respectively for the Porirua City.

The major differences in the household size for Papakowhai and the Porirua City were:

  • A larger percentage of households with 4 persons usually resident (25.8% compared to 17.6%)
  • A larger percentage of households with 3 persons usually resident (20.5% compared to 18.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of households with 1 person usually resident (9.1% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of households with 6 or more persons usually resident (2.3% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of households in Papakowhai increased by 42 between 2006 and 2018.

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

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