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Wellington CityPopulation forecast

Southgate - Houghton Bay - Melrose

Household types

In 2013, the dominant household type in Southgate - Houghton Bay - Melrose 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
Southgate - Houghton Bay - Melrose201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents48032.345427.046926.9-11
Couples without dependents45530.661936.861935.5+164
Group households745.0945.6935.3+19
Lone person households30420.433820.138221.9+78
One parent family1439.61529.01589.1+15
Other families322.2231.4241.4-8
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Southgate - Houghton Bay - Melrose was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 32.3% of all households.

The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 164 households and account for 36.8% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 26 households, to comprise 27.0% of all households in 2028, compared to 32.3% in 2013.

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