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Thames-CoromandelCommunity profile

Thames-Coromandel District

Housing tenure

In Thames-Coromandel District 64% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 19.3% were renting privately, and 2.4% were in social housing in 2018.

Thames-Coromandel 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 Thames-Coromandel 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.


Derived from the Census questions:

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.

Housing tenure
Thames-Coromandel District20182013Change
Tenure typeNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2013 to 2018
Fully owned5,10941.025.24,50639.225.9+603
Renting - Social housing 3002.43.92642.33.4+36
Renting - Private 2,40619.327.92,38820.824.2+18
Renting - Unknown sector 30.00.01171.01.7-114
Other tenure type1,69513.610.79638.47.6+732
Not stated / included390.30.16695.86.7-630
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of Thames-Coromandel District in 2018 compared to Waikato Region shows that there was a larger proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a smaller proportion who were renters.

Overall, 41.0% of the population owned their dwelling; 23.4% were purchasing, and 21.7% were renting, compared with 25.2%, 32.2% and 31.8% respectively for Waikato Region.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Thames-Coromandel District between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Other tenure type (+732 persons)
  • Fully owned (+603 persons)
  • Mortgage (+318 persons)
  • Renting - Unknown sector (-114 persons)

The total number of households in Thames-Coromandel District increased by 963 between 2013 and 2018.

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