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Porirua CityPopulation forecast


Household types

In 2027, the dominant household type in Porirua-Elsdon-Takapuwahia 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-Elsdon-Takapuwahia202720282048Change between 2027 and 2048
Couple families with dependents48929.948929.848127.4-8
Couples without dependents28617.529217.835420.2+68
Group households684.2684.1683.90
Lone person households37823.137622.941923.9+41
One parent family31219.131419.132518.5+13
Other families1026.21026.21076.1+5
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2048, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2019.

Key findings

In 2027, the dominant household type in Porirua-Elsdon-Takapuwahia was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 29.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2027 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 6 households and account for 17.8% of all households.

In contrast Lone person households is forecast to decrease by 2 households, to comprise 22.9% of all households in 2028, compared to 23.1% in 2027.

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