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Household types

In 2013, the dominant household type in Wellington City was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2028 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Wellington City, especially in conjunction with age structure, provides insight to the role the area plays in the housing market. Some areas, usually with separate housing stock, are dominated by families. Others, with more dense housing in inner city locations have significant numbers of lone person households and couples without dependents.

Forecast household types
Wellington City201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents21,44729.223,00126.523,98524.8+2,538
Couples without dependents20,21027.626,76830.829,86530.9+9,655
Group households5,9518.17,3048.48,2848.6+2,333
Lone person households17,66824.120,71823.924,33525.2+6,667
One parent family5,9328.17,0248.17,8538.1+1,921
Other families2,1412.92,0002.32,2162.3+75

Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2016.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2043: 2,216 One parent family, 2043: 7,853 Lone person households, 2043: 24,335 Group households, 2043: 8,284 Couples without dependents, 2043: 29,865 Couple families with dependents, 2043: 23,985 Other families, 2028: 2,000 One parent family, 2028: 7,024 Lone person households, 2028: 20,718 Group households, 2028: 7,304 Couples without dependents, 2028: 26,768 Couple families with dependents, 2028: 23,001 Other families, 2013: 2,141 One parent family, 2013: 5,932 Lone person households, 2013: 17,668 Group households, 2013: 5,951 Couples without dependents, 2013: 20,210 Couple families with dependents, 2013: 21,447
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2016.
Forecast change in household types, 2013 to 2043
Forecast change in household types, 2013 to 2043 Forecast change in Other families,  2028 to 2043: 216 Forecast change in One parent family,  2028 to 2043: 829 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2028 to 2043: 3,617 Forecast change in Group households,  2028 to 2043: 980 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2028 to 2043: 3,097 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2028 to 2043: 984 Forecast change in Other families,  2013 to 2028: -141 Forecast change in One parent family,  2013 to 2028: 1,092 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2013 to 2028: 3,050 Forecast change in Group households,  2013 to 2028: 1,353 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2013 to 2028: 6,558 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2013 to 2028: 1,554
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2016.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Wellington City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 29.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 6,558 households and account for 30.8% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to decrease by 141 households, to comprise 2.3% of all households in 2028, compared to 2.9% in 2013.

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