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Wellington CityPopulation forecast

In 2013, the dominant household type in Mt Cook was 'Lone person households', 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
Mt Cook201320282043Change between 2013 and 2043
Couple families with dependents25910.547713.855514.1+296
Couples without dependents65626.598528.61,07727.3+421
Group households61624.981923.889322.6+277
Lone person households73829.889726.01,09227.7+354
One parent family1315.32176.32746.9+143
Other families773.1521.5581.5-19
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (informed decisions), December 2020.

Key findings

In 2013, the dominant household type in Mt Cook was Lone person households, which accounted for 29.8% of all households.

The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Couples without dependents, which will increase by 329 households and account for 28.6% of all households.

In contrast Other families is forecast to decrease by 25 households, to comprise 1.5% of all households in 2028, compared to 3.1% in 2013.

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