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Gisborne DistrictPopulation forecast

In 2013, the dominant household type in Whataupoko was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2023 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Gisborne District, 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
Whataupoko201320232043Change between 2013 and 2043
Couple families with dependents43728.940526.041524.8-22
Couples without dependents46530.756736.560336.0+138
Group households332.2312.0321.9-1
Lone person households36924.434722.341024.5+41
One parent family18412.218111.619011.3+6
Other families251.7241.5251.50
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), June 2017.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Whataupoko was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 30.7% of all households.

The largest increase between 2013 and 2023 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 102 households and account for 36.5% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 32 households, to comprise 26.0% of all households in 2023, compared to 28.9% in 2013.

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