In 2013, the dominant household type in Featherston was 'Lone person households', and by 2028 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couples without dependents'.
Analysing the future household structure in Wairarapa, 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|
|Featherston||2013||2028||2043||Change between 2013 and 2043|
|Couple families with dependents||228||21.3||257||20.2||280||19.6||+52||29||23||0.0000||0.0000||22.8070165435519||29|
|Couples without dependents||314||29.4||408||32.1||457||32.0||+143||94||49||0.0000||0.0000||45.5413998235223||94|
|Lone person households||352||32.9||412||32.4||484||33.8||+132||60||72||0.0000||0.0000||37.4999989346591||60|
|One parent family||124||11.6||140||11.0||155||10.8||+31||16||15||0.0000||0.0000||24.9999979838711||16|
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, March 2018.
In 2013, the dominant household type in Featherston was Lone person households, which accounted for 32.9% of all households.
The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 94 households and account for 32.1% of all households.
In contrast Group households is forecast to decrease by 1 households, to comprise 2.1% of all households in 2028, compared to 2.6% in 2013.