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Ashburton District CouncilPopulation forecast

In 2013, the dominant household type in Mt Somers was 'Couple families with dependents', 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
Mt Somers201320282048Change between 2013 and 2048
Couple families with dependents39139.746138.653538.1+144
Couples without dependents36537.146939.357340.8+208
Group households212.1242.0282.0+7
Lone person households15615.917614.819313.7+37
One parent family444.5554.6654.6+21
Other families70.780.7100.7+3
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2048, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2019.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Mt Somers was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 39.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 104 households and account for 39.3% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 1 households, to comprise 0.7% of all households in 2028, compared to 0.7% in 2013.

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