In the Ruapehu District, 37.1% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 36.6% in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region 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.
Derived from the Census questions:
'How is each person in the household related to you?'
|Family by type||Number||%||Manawatu-Wanganui Region %||Number||%||Manawatu-Wanganui Region %||2006 to 2018|
|Couples with children||1,137||37.1||36.6||1,386||42.0||38.7||-249||569||1425|
|Couple with dependent children||954||31.1||30.7||1,179||35.7||32.7||-225||570||1425|
|Couple with adult children only||162||5.3||5.7||180||5.4||5.8||-18||571||1425|
|Couple with children - dependency status unknown||21||0.7||0.2||27||0.8||0.2||-6||572||1425|
|One parent families||669||21.8||19.8||657||19.9||19.7||+12||573||1425|
|One parent family with dependent children||522||17.0||15.0||516||15.6||15.3||+6||574||1425|
|One parent family with adult children only||141||4.6||4.7||135||4.1||4.2||+6||575||1425|
|One parent family with children - dependency status unknown||6||0.2||0.1||6||0.2||0.1||0||576||1425|
|Couple without children||1,260||41.1||43.7||1,260||38.1||41.6||0||578||1425|
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2006 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window) , the population experts.
Analysis of the family types in the Ruapehu District in 2018 compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui 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, 37.1% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 21.8% were one-parent families, compared with 36.6% and 19.8% respectively for the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.
There were a lower proportion of couples without children in Ruapehu District, 41.1% compared to 43.7% in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.
The number of families in Ruapehu District decreased by 237 between 2006 and 2018.
The largest change in family types in the Ruapehu District between 2006 and 2018 was:
- Couple with dependent children (-225 households)