In the Thames-Coromandel District, 27.6% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 39.3% in the Waikato 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||%||Waikato Region %||Number||%||Waikato Region %||2006 to 2018|
|Couples with children||2,085||27.6||39.3||2,307||30.8||40.7||-222||569||1425|
|Couple with dependent children||1,728||22.9||32.8||1,917||25.6||34.4||-189||570||1425|
|Couple with adult children only||345||4.6||6.4||372||5.0||6.1||-27||571||1425|
|Couple with children - dependency status unknown||12||0.2||0.1||18||0.2||0.2||-6||572||1425|
|One parent families||1,104||14.6||18.6||1,122||15.0||18.4||-18||573||1425|
|One parent family with dependent children||813||10.8||14.1||846||11.3||14.4||-33||574||1425|
|One parent family with adult children only||285||3.8||4.5||267||3.6||3.9||+18||575||1425|
|One parent family with children - dependency status unknown||6||0.1||0.1||9||0.1||0.1||-3||576||1425|
|Couple without children||4,371||57.8||42.1||4,056||54.2||40.9||+315||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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2018 compared to the Waikato Region shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 27.6% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 14.6% were one-parent families, compared with 39.3% and 18.6% respectively for the Waikato Region.
There were a higher proportion of couples without children in Thames-Coromandel District, 57.8% compared to 42.1% in the Waikato Region.
The number of families in Thames-Coromandel District increased by 75 between 2006 and 2018.
The largest changes in family types in the Thames-Coromandel District between 2006 and 2018 were:
- Couple without children (+315 households)
- Couple with dependent children (-189 households)