In 2013, the dominant household type in Wellington 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 Wellington 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|
|Wellington City||2013||2028||2043||Change between 2013 and 2043|
|Couple families with dependents||21,447||29.2||23,001||26.5||23,985||24.8||+2,538||1,554||984||0.0000||0.0000||11.8338229067777||1554|
|Couples without dependents||20,210||27.6||26,768||30.8||29,865||30.9||+9,655||6,558||3,097||0.0000||0.0000||47.7733794914531||6558|
|Lone person households||17,668||24.1||20,718||23.9||24,335||25.2||+6,667||3,050||3,617||0.0000||0.0000||37.7348879116284||3050|
|One parent family||5,932||8.1||7,024||8.1||7,853||8.1||+1,921||1,092||829||0.0000||0.0000||32.3836816716391||1092|
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, July 2016.
In 2013, the dominant household type in Wellington City was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 29.2% of all households.
The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 6,558 households and account for 30.8% of all households.
In contrast Other families is forecast to decrease by 141 households, to comprise 2.3% of all households in 2028, compared to 2.9% in 2013.