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Family types

In the Whangarei District Council, 35.5% of households were made up of family type 'couples with children' compared with 41.3% in the New Zealand 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.

To continue building the story, the Whangarei District Council's family data should be viewed in conjunction with Households, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type data.

Derived from the Census questions:

'How is each person in the household related to you?'

Total families

Family types
Whangarei District Council20182006Change
Family by typeNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2018
map this data in atlas.idCouples with children7,42235.541.37,55737.442.0-135
Couple with dependent children
6,23729.833.66,40531.734.7-168
Couple with adult children only
1,1675.67.61,1225.57.1+45
Couple with children - dependency status unknown
180.10.1300.10.1-12
map this data in atlas.idOne parent families4,31720.617.84,06220.118.1+255
One parent family with dependent children
3,30315.812.73,20115.813.6+102
One parent family with adult children only
9934.75.08434.24.5+150
One parent family with children - dependency status unknown
210.10.1180.10.1+3
map this data in atlas.idCouple without children9,18643.940.98,59842.539.9+588

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Family types, 2018
Family types, 2018 Couple without children, New Zealand: 40.9% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, New Zealand: 0.1% One parent family with adult children only, New Zealand: 5.0% One parent family with dependent children, New Zealand: 12.7% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, New Zealand: 0.1% Couple with adult children only, New Zealand: 7.6% Couple with dependent children, New Zealand: 33.6% Couple without children, Whangarei District Council: 43.9% One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Whangarei District Council: 0.1% One parent family with adult children only, Whangarei District Council: 4.7% One parent family with dependent children, Whangarei District Council: 15.8% Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Whangarei District Council: 0.1% Couple with adult children only, Whangarei District Council: 5.6% Couple with dependent children, Whangarei District Council: 29.8%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in family types, 2006 to 2018
Change in family types, 2006 to 2018 Couple without children, Whangarei District Council: +588 One parent family with children - dependency status unknown, Whangarei District Council: +3 One parent family with adult children only, Whangarei District Council: +150 One parent family with dependent children, Whangarei District Council: +102 Couple with children - dependency status unknown, Whangarei District Council: -12 Couple with adult children only, Whangarei District Council: +45 Couple with dependent children, Whangarei District Council: -168
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the family types in the Whangarei District Council in 2018 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 35.5% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 20.6% were one-parent families, compared with 41.3% and 17.8% respectively for the New Zealand.

There were a higher proportion of couples without children in Whangarei District Council, 43.9% compared to 40.9% in the New Zealand.

Emerging groups

The number of families in Whangarei District Council increased by 708 between 2006 and 2018.

The largest changes in family types in the Whangarei District Council between 2006 and 2018 were:

  • Couple without children (+588 households)
  • Couple with dependent children (-168 households)
  • One parent family with adult children only (+150 households)
  • One parent family with dependent children (+102 households)

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