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In Ruapehu District, 6.1% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10.8% in Manawatu-Wanganui Region in 2018.
Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Ruapehu District's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings is likely to attract more young adults and smaller households, often renting. Larger, detached or separate dwellings are more likely to attract families and prospective families. The residential built form often reflects market opportunities or planning policy, such as building denser forms of housing around public transport nodes or employment centres.
Please note: Stats NZ has given Dwelling Type data for the 2018 Census a quality rating of "moderate". This indicates there may be some minor issues looking at the comparisons to 2013 and 2006. Users should avoid concluding that any change in the categories is purely due to real world change. See Stats NZ’s DataInfo+ for specific information on what this rating means and recommendations for use.
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|Dwelling structure||Number||%||Manawatu-Wanganui Region %|
|Total occupied private dwellings||4,665||100.0||100.0|
|Dwelling occupancy status|
|Dwelling type||Number||%||Manawatu-Wanganui Region %|
|Occupied private dwellings||4,665||65.7||88.6|
|Unoccupied private dwellings||2,343||33.0||10.9|
|Non private dwellings||93||1.3||0.5|
In 2018, there were 4,350 separate houses in the area, 285 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.
Analysis of the types of private dwellings in Ruapehu District in 2018 shows that 93.2% of dwellings were separate houses; 6.1% were medium density dwellings, and none were high density dwellings, compared with 88.8%, 10.8%, and 0.1% in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region respectively.
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