In the Ruapehu District, 62.8% of households were made up of one family households compared with 64.1% in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region in 2013.
The Ruapehu District's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.
Derived from the Census questions:
'How is each person in the household related to you?'
|Household by type||Number||%||Manawatu-Wanganui Region %||Number||%||Manawatu-Wanganui Region %||2006 to 2013|
|One family households||2,874||62.8||64.1||3,141||64.4||66.4||-267||630||1438|
|Related individuals, non family||42||0.9||0.7||48||1.0||0.8||-6||632||1438|
|Group household (unrelated)||117||2.6||3.6||123||2.5||4.0||-6||633||1438|
|Sole person household||1,392||30.4||27.5||1,296||26.6||25.7||+96||634||1438|
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 household types in the Ruapehu District in 2013 compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui Region shows that there was a lower proportion of one family households as well as a lower proportion of group households. Overall, 62.8% of total households were one family households, and 2.6% were group households, compared with 64.1% and 1.8% respectively for the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.
There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a similar proportion of multi-family households. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 30.4% compared to 27.5% in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region while the proportion of multi-family households was 2.0% compared to 1.8% in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.
The number of households in Ruapehu District decreased by 297 between 2006 and 2013.
The largest changes in household types in the Ruapehu District between 2006 and 2013 were:
- One family households (-267 households)
- Sole person household (+96 households)