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Ashburton District CouncilPopulation forecast

Ashburton Central

Household types

In 2013, the dominant household type in Ashburton Central was 'Lone person households', and by 2028 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Ashburton District Council, 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
Ashburton Central201320282048Change between 2013 and 2048
Couple families with dependents20915.824716.727016.4+61
Couples without dependents41331.145931.151431.1+101
Group households503.8523.5573.5+7
Lone person households52239.456338.263938.7+117
One parent family1088.11288.71428.6+34
Other families241.8261.8291.8+5
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2048, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2019.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Ashburton Central was Lone person households, which accounted for 39.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 46 households and account for 31.1% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 2 households, to comprise 3.5% of all households in 2028, compared to 3.8% in 2013.

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