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Household types

In the Whangarei District Council, 65.7% of households were made up of one family households compared with 66.5% in the New Zealand in 2018.

The Whangarei District Council'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.

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

Derived from the Census questions:

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

Total households

Household types
Whangarei District Council20182006Change
Household by typeNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2018
One family households
19,55165.766.518,89168.467.8+660
Multi-family households
6722.33.36452.32.7+27
Related individuals, non family
1920.60.72070.70.8-15
Group household (unrelated)
7892.63.97262.64.2+63
map this data in atlas.idSole person household7,52725.322.96,38723.122.6+1,140
Non-classifiable household
1,0443.52.67562.71.9+288

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

Household types, 2018
Household types, 2018 Sole person household, New Zealand: 22.9% Group household (unrelated), New Zealand: 3.9% Related individuals, non family, New Zealand: 0.7% Multi-family households, New Zealand: 3.3% One family households, New Zealand: 66.5% Sole person household, Whangarei District Council: 25.3% Group household (unrelated), Whangarei District Council: 2.6% Related individuals, non family, Whangarei District Council: 0.6% Multi-family households, Whangarei District Council: 2.3% One family households, Whangarei District Council: 65.7%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2018
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household types, 2006 to 2018
Change in household types, 2006 to 2018 Sole person household, Whangarei District Council: +1,140 Group household (unrelated), Whangarei District Council: +63 Related individuals, non family, Whangarei District Council: -15 Multi-family households, Whangarei District Council: +27 One family households, Whangarei District Council: +660
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 household types in the Whangarei District Council in 2018 compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a lower proportion of one family households as well as a lower proportion of group households. Overall, 65.7% of total households were one family households, and 2.6% were group households, compared with 66.5% and 3.3% respectively for the New Zealand.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of multi-family households. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 25.3% compared to 22.9% in the New Zealand while the proportion of multi-family households was 2.3% compared to 3.3% in the New Zealand.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Whangarei District Council increased by 2,163 between 2006 and 2018.

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

  • Sole person household (+1,140 households)
  • One family households (+660 households)
  • Group household (unrelated) (+63 households)

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