In the Wellington City, 43.9% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 42.0% in the Wellington 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?'
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 Wellington City in 2018 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a higher proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a lower proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 43.9% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 13.4% were one-parent families, compared with 42.0% and 17.0% respectively for the Wellington Region.
There were a higher proportion of couples without children in Wellington City, 42.7% compared to 41.0% in the Wellington Region.
The number of families in Wellington City increased by 3,516 between 2006 and 2018.
The largest changes in family types in the Wellington City between 2006 and 2018 were:
- Couple without children (+1,650 households)
- Couple with dependent children (+1,380 households)
- Couple with adult children only (+462 households)
- One parent family with adult children only (+189 households)