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Wellington CityPopulation forecast

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 dependents1,16536.91,10130.31,05628.1-109
Couples without dependents80625.51,24634.31,28734.3+481
Group households1514.81885.21824.8+31
Lone person households65320.774820.683322.2+180
One parent family3109.82767.63198.5+9
Other families762.4772.1772.1+1
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

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 440 households and account for 34.3% of all households.

In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 64 households, to comprise 30.3% of all households in 2028, compared to 36.9% in 2013.

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