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Island Bay - Owhiro Bay

Household types

In 2013, the dominant household type in Island Bay - Owhiro Bay 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
Island Bay - Owhiro Bay201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
TypeNumber%Number%Number%Number
Couple families with dependents1,16536.91,06730.21,02428.0-141
Couples without dependents80625.51,21134.21,25434.3+448
Group households1514.81815.11774.8+26
Lone person households65320.773320.781322.3+160
One parent family3109.82697.63108.50
Other families762.4752.1752.1-1

Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id , the population experts, July 2016.

Forecast household types
Forecast household types Other families, 2043: 75 One parent family, 2043: 310 Lone person households, 2043: 813 Group households, 2043: 177 Couples without dependents, 2043: 1,254 Couple families with dependents, 2043: 1,024 Other families, 2028: 75 One parent family, 2028: 269 Lone person households, 2028: 733 Group households, 2028: 181 Couples without dependents, 2028: 1,211 Couple families with dependents, 2028: 1,067 Other families, 2013: 76 One parent family, 2013: 310 Lone person households, 2013: 653 Group households, 2013: 151 Couples without dependents, 2013: 806 Couple families with dependents, 2013: 1,165
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2016.
Forecast change in household types, 2013 to 2043
Forecast change in household types, 2013 to 2043 Forecast change in Other families,  2028 to 2043: 0 Forecast change in One parent family,  2028 to 2043: 41 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2028 to 2043: 80 Forecast change in Group households,  2028 to 2043: -4 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2028 to 2043: 43 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2028 to 2043: -43 Forecast change in Other families,  2013 to 2028: -1 Forecast change in One parent family,  2013 to 2028: -41 Forecast change in Lone person households,  2013 to 2028: 80 Forecast change in Group households,  2013 to 2028: 30 Forecast change in Couples without dependents,  2013 to 2028: 405 Forecast change in Couple families with dependents,  2013 to 2028: -98
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id the population experts, July 2016.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Island Bay - Owhiro Bay was Couple families with dependents, which accounted for 36.9% of all households.

The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 405 households and account for 34.2% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 98 households, to comprise 30.2% of all households in 2028, compared to 36.9% in 2013.

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