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In South Wairarapa District 69% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 17.4% were renting privately, and 1.3% were in social housing in 2018.
South Wairarapa District's Housing Tenure data provides insights into its socio-economic status as well as the role it plays in the housing market. For example, a high concentration of private renters may indicate a transient area attractive to young singles and couples, while a concentration of home owners indicates a more settled area with mature families and empty-nester Household Summary. Tenure can also reflect built form (Dwelling Type), with a significantly higher share of renters in high density housing and a substantially larger proportion of home-owners in separate houses, although this is not always the case.
In conjunction with other socio-economic status indicators in South Wairarapa District, Tenure data is useful for analysing housing markets, housing affordability and identifying public housing areas.
Please note: Due to the sourcing of some 2018 data for housing tenure from administrative records, there has been a drop in various "Not stated" categories between 2013 and 2018, and a corresponding increase in some of the characteristics. Users should take care in interpreting change in particular categories, as apparent increases may be a result of shifting non-response into response categories. For more information please see the Stats NZ pages on Tenure of Household.
Questions 5-9 on the Census Dwelling Form, tenure of household is used to determine if the household owns the dwelling, holds it in a family trust, or does not own the dwelling, and whether payment is made by the household and to whom.
|South Wairarapa District||2018||2013||Change|
|Tenure type||Number||%||Wellington Region %||Number||%||Wellington Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Renting - Social housing||57||1.3||6.1||48||1.2||5.3||+9|
|Renting - Private||753||17.4||26.2||711||18.1||23.8||+42|
|Renting - Unknown sector||3||0.1||0.0||36||0.9||1.5||-33|
|Other tenure type||507||11.7||7.2||357||9.1||4.4||+150|
|Not stated / included||9||0.2||0.0||210||5.3||5.3||-201|
Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of South Wairarapa District in 2018 compared to Wellington Region shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a larger proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.
Overall, 32.4% of the population owned their dwelling; 36.9% were purchasing, and 18.7% were renting, compared with 25.5%, 35.0% and 32.3% respectively for Wellington Region.
The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in South Wairarapa District between 2013 and 2018 were:
The total number of households in South Wairarapa District increased by 399 between 2013 and 2018.
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