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Porirua CityPopulation forecast

Porirua City

Household types

In 2013, 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 City201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents6,06935.27,68933.39,68533.2+3,616
Couples without dependents4,26124.76,26227.18,07127.7+3,810
Group households3652.15082.25922.0+227
Lone person households3,07917.94,34218.85,64519.4+2,566
One parent family2,53514.73,19213.83,82213.1+1,287
Other families9375.41,1004.81,3174.5+380
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, January 2020.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Porirua City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 35.2% of all households.

The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 2,001 households and account for 27.1% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to increase by 143 households, to comprise 2.2% of all households in 2028, compared to 2.1% in 2013.

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