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South WairarapaCommunity profile

Aorangi Forest

Dwelling type

In Aorangi Forest, 4.0% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 5.3% in South Wairarapa District in 2018.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Aorangi Forest'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.

Dwelling Type statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Household Types, Housing Tenure and Age Structure for a more complete picture of the housing market in Aorangi Forest.

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.


Derived from two Census questions:

'Mark one space to show which of the following best describes this dwelling:

  • House
  • Townhouse
  • Unit
  • Apartment
  • Mobile dwelling (eg caravan, boat, tent)
  • Other'

And 'Is this building joined to any other dwelling,shop or business?'

Note: This page includes data from the 2018 Census. We are waiting for further information regarding the comparability of this data against previous years, hence only 2018 data currently being shown. Also note that between 2013 and 2018, the geographical classification was changed, and with it many boundaries were altered. As as a result, you may see different small area options when comparing to pages that do not yet show 2018 data. Learn more.

Dwelling structure
Aorangi Forest20182013Change
Dwelling structureNumber%South Wairarapa District %Number%South Wairarapa District %2013 to 2018
Separate house57095.093.951396.195.0+57
Medium density244.05.3122.24.2+12
High density00.
Other dwelling61.00.991.70.8-3
Total occupied private dwellings600100.0100.0534100.0100.0+66
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Dwelling occupancy status
Aorangi Forest20182013Change
Dwelling typeNumber%South Wairarapa District %Number%South Wairarapa District %2013 to 2018
Occupied private dwellings60654.676.856154.775.5+45
Unoccupied private dwellings49544.622.245344.223.6+42
Non private dwellings90.81.0121.21.0-3
Total dwellings1,110100.0100.01,026100.0100.0+84
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Unrated
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

In 2018, there were 570 separate houses in the area, 24 medium density dwellings, and no high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of private dwellings in Aorangi Forest in 2018 shows that 95.0% of dwellings were separate houses; 4.0% were medium density dwellings, and none were high density dwellings, compared with 93.9%, 5.3%, and 0.0% in the South Wairarapa District respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of private dwellings in Aorangi Forest increased by 45 between 2013 and 2018.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Aorangi Forest between 2013 and 2018 was:

  • Separate house (+57 dwellings)

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