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Wellington CityPopulation forecast

In 2013, the dominant household type in Te Aro was 'Couples without 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
Te Aro201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents2626.466711.279210.8+530
Couples without dependents1,34732.91,92332.42,14129.1+794
Group households96723.61,17619.81,30917.8+342
Lone person households1,26631.01,75629.62,58035.1+1,314
One parent family1333.32684.53604.9+227
Other families1142.81462.51702.3+56
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Te Aro was Couples without dependents, 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 576 households and account for 32.4% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to increase by 32 households, to comprise 2.5% of all households in 2028, compared to 2.8% in 2013.

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