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In Wairoa District 48% of households were purchasing or fully owned their home, 24.4% were renting privately, and 6.9% were in social housing in 2018.
Wairoa 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 Wairoa 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.
|Tenure type||Number||%||Hawke's Bay Region %||Number||%||Hawke's Bay Region %||2013 to 2018|
|Renting - Social housing||207||6.9||6.4||183||6.1||5.2||+24|
|Renting - Private||729||24.4||23.4||654||22.0||21.4||+75|
|Renting - Unknown sector||3||0.1||0.0||54||1.8||1.4||-51|
|Other tenure type||606||20.3||10.1||372||12.5||6.5||+234|
|Not stated / included||0||0.0||0.0||246||8.3||6.3||-246|
Analysis of the housing tenure of the population of Wairoa District in 2018 compared to Hawke's Bay Region shows that there was a smaller proportion of households who owned their dwelling; a smaller proportion purchasing their dwelling; and a larger proportion who were renters.
Overall, 26.6% of the population owned their dwelling; 21.8% were purchasing, and 31.4% were renting, compared with 28.0%, 32.1% and 29.8% respectively for Hawke's Bay Region.
The largest changes in housing tenure categories for the households in Wairoa District between 2013 and 2018 were:
The total number of households in Wairoa District increased by 12 between 2013 and 2018.
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