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Porirua CityPopulation forecast

Porirua City

Household types

In 2016, the dominant household type in Porirua City was 'Couple families with dependents', and by 2028 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without 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 City201620282048Change between 2016 and 2048
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents6,18934.47,74833.59,96233.0+3,773
Couples without dependents4,66425.96,24927.18,46328.1+3,799
Group households3782.15102.26032.0+225
Lone person households3,28518.34,28618.65,87319.5+2,588
One parent family2,54014.13,19813.83,90212.9+1,362
Other families9285.21,1034.81,3534.5+425
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2048, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2019.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant household type in Porirua City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 34.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2016 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 1,585 households and account for 27.1% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 132 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2028, compared to 2.1% in 2016.

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