In 2013, the dominant household type in Whanganui District was 'Lone person households', and by 2028 the largest forecast increase is expected in 'Lone person households'.
Analysing the future household structure in Whanganui District, 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|
|Whanganui District||2013||2028||2043||Change between 2013 and 2043|
|Couple families with dependents||3,835||21.4||3,671||19.6||3,790||19.5||-45||-164||119||0.0000||0.0000||-1.1734028652584||-164|
|Couples without dependents||4,972||27.8||5,493||29.4||5,685||29.2||+713||521||192||0.0000||0.0000||14.340305683145||521|
|Lone person households||5,697||31.8||6,292||33.7||6,677||34.3||+980||595||385||0.0000||0.0000||17.2020361291872||595|
|One parent family||2,508||14.0||2,435||13.0||2,498||12.8||-10||-73||63||0.0000||0.0000||-0.3987240813448||-73|
Population and household forecasts, 2013 to 2043, prepared by .id (opens a new window), the population experts, May 2016.
In 2013, the dominant household type in Whanganui District was Lone person households, which accounted for 31.8% of all households.
The largest increase between 2013 and 2028 is forecast to be in Lone person households, which will increase by 595 households and account for 33.7% of all households.
In contrast Couple families with dependents is forecast to decrease by 164 households, to comprise 19.6% of all households in 2028, compared to 21.4% in 2013.