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Porirua CityPopulation forecast

Porirua-Elsdon-Takapuwahia

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Porirua-Elsdon-Takapuwahia was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2028 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with dependents'.

Analysing the future household structure in Porirua 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
Porirua-Elsdon-Takapuwahia201620282048Change between 2016 and 2048
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents23328.448929.848127.4+248
Couples without dependents14517.729217.835420.2+209
Group households354.3684.1683.9+33
Lone person households19623.937622.941923.9+223
One parent family15619.031419.132518.5+169
Other families556.71026.21076.1+52
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2048, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Porirua-Elsdon-Takapuwahia was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 28.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 256 households and account for 29.8% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 33 households, to comprise 4.1% of all households in 2028, compared to 4.3% in 2016.

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