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Porirua CityPopulation forecast

Whitby East

Household types

In 2013, the dominant household type in Whitby East 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
Whitby East201320282048Change between 2013 and 2048
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents80244.41,12139.21,02734.8+225
Couples without dependents59633.01,08838.01,18140.0+585
Group households201.1441.5461.6+26
Lone person households20111.133911.842614.4+225
One parent family1337.42027.12077.0+74
Other families532.9692.4682.3+15
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2048, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2019.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Whitby East was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 44.4% of all households.

The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 492 households and account for 38.0% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 16 households, to comprise 2.4% of all households in 2028, compared to 2.9% in 2013.

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