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Wellington CityPopulation forecast

Aro Valley - Highbury

Household types

In 2013, the dominant household type in Aro Valley - Highbury was 'Couples without dependents', and by 2028 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Couple families with 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
Aro Valley - Highbury201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
Couple families with dependents19213.726116.924715.1+55
Couples without dependents42130.045729.650030.5+79
Group households27919.925116.229217.8+13
Lone person households38827.644228.645727.9+69
One parent family856.11107.11207.3+35
Other families392.8241.6231.4-16
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Aro Valley - Highbury was Couples without dependents, which accounted for 30.0% of all households.

The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couple families with dependents, which will increase by 69 households and account for 16.9% of all households.

In contrast Group households is forecast to decrease by 28 households, to comprise 16.2% of all households in 2028, compared to 19.9% in 2013.

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