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Thames-CoromandelCommunity profile

Thames-Coromandel District

Dwelling type

In Thames-Coromandel District, 9.4% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 10.7% in Waikato Region in 2018.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Thames-Coromandel 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.

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 Thames-Coromandel District.

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?'

Dwelling structure
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
Dwelling structureNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2013 to 2018
Separate house11,36788.088.49,92787.587.9+1,440
Medium density1,2159.410.71,17010.311.3+45
High density60.
Other dwelling3332.60.82402.10.7+93
Total occupied private dwellings12,921100.0100.011,346100.0100.0+1,575
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
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
Dwelling typeNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2013 to 2018
Occupied private dwellings12,92450.183.612,00049.783.3+924
Unoccupied private dwellings12,60048.915.911,94949.516.2+651
Non private dwellings2611.00.52010.80.5+60
Total dwellings25,785100.0100.024,150100.0100.0+1,635
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 11,367 separate houses in the area, 1,215 medium density dwellings, and 6 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of private dwellings in Thames-Coromandel District in 2018 shows that 88.0% of dwellings were separate houses; 9.4% were medium density dwellings, and none were high density dwellings, compared with 88.4%, 10.7%, and 0.1% in the Waikato Region respectively.

Emerging groups

The total number of private dwellings in Thames-Coromandel District increased by 924 between 2013 and 2018.

The largest changes in the type of dwellings found in Thames-Coromandel District between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Separate house (+1,440 dwellings)
  • Other dwelling (+93 dwellings)

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