In the Wellington City, 62.8% of households were made up of one family households compared with 65.4% in the Wellington Region in 2018.
The Wellington City's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.
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 household types in the Wellington City in 2018 compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a lower proportion of one family households as well as a higher proportion of group households. Overall, 62.8% of total households were one family households, and 8.3% were group households, compared with 65.4% and 2.7% respectively for the Wellington Region.
There were a similar proportion of lone person households and a similar proportion of multi-family households. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 23.8% compared to 24.2% in the Wellington Region while the proportion of multi-family households was 2.3% compared to 2.7% in the Wellington Region.
The number of households in Wellington City increased by 3,300 between 2006 and 2018.
The largest changes in household types in the Wellington City between 2006 and 2018 were:
- One family households (+2,607 households)
- Multi-family households (+444 households)
- Group household (unrelated) (-234 households)
- Sole person household (+204 households)