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Porirua CityPopulation forecast

Whitby West

Household types

In 2013, the dominant household type in Whitby West 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 West201320282048Change between 2013 and 2048
Couple families with dependents58041.949634.245629.8-124
Couples without dependents44332.056739.165642.9+213
Group households241.7241.7291.9+5
Lone person households16211.721214.624516.0+83
One parent family1309.41127.71046.8-26
Other families453.3402.8392.6-6
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2048, prepared by .id (informed decisions), November 2019.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Whitby West was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 41.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 124 households and account for 39.1% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 84 households, to comprise 34.2% of all households in 2028, compared to 41.9% in 2013.

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