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Gisborne DistrictPopulation forecast

In 2013, the dominant household type in Riverdale 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
Riverdale201320232043Change between 2013 and 2043
Couple families with dependents24828.031625.539823.7+150
Couples without dependents32436.546237.363537.9+311
Group households70.8100.8140.8+7
Lone person households21824.632526.246327.6+245
One parent family738.21048.41368.1+63
Other families171.9231.9311.8+14
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), June 2017.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Riverdale was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 36.5% of all households.

The largest increase between 2013 and 2023 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 138 households and account for 37.3% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 3 households, to comprise 0.8% of all households in 2023, compared to 0.8% in 2013.

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