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Derived from the Census question:

'How is each person in the household related to you?'

New Zealand
Family type

This data describes the structure of Māori families within a household, particularly in terms of the number of parents and the age of children. This can indicate where communities are in the cycle of change. For example, some communities may have a high prevalence of parents with young children, whilst others may be entering an "empty nester" phase in the life cycle.

Understanding these life cycles provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities which are age and household type specific, such as child care provision.

To get a more complete picture, family type data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Type and Age Structure.

The data in these tables shows the number of individuals in each family type, rather than the number of families. Family data excludes people temporarily absent from their usual residence on census night.

Family type
New Zealand - Rohe20132006Change
Family typeNumber of Māori within New Zealand% of Māori within New ZealandNew Zealand Māori population %Number of Māori within New Zealand% of Māori within New ZealandNew Zealand Māori population %2006 to 2013
Couples with children291,52553.353.3285,68754.654.6+5,838
Couples with dependent children261,21347.847.8259,26049.549.5+1,953
Couples with adult children only29,9855.55.526,1095.05.0+3,876
Couples with adult children and or unknown dependency status3270.10.13180.10.1+9
One parent families172,72531.631.6162,88831.131.1+9,837
One parent with dependent children148,44627.127.1144,69927.627.6+3,747
One parent with adult children only24,0664.44.417,9703.43.4+6,096
One parent with adult children and or unknown dependency status2130.00.02190.00.0-6
Couples without children82,59915.115.174,76014.314.3+7,839

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013.

Family type, 2013
Family type, 2013 Couples with dependent children, New Zealand Māori population: 47.8% Couples with adult children only, New Zealand Māori population: 5.5% Couples with adult children and or unknown dependency status, New Zealand Māori population: 0.1% One parent with dependent children, New Zealand Māori population: 27.1% One parent with adult children only, New Zealand Māori population: 4.4% One parent with adult children and or unknown dependency status, New Zealand Māori population: 0.0% Couples without children, New Zealand Māori population: 15.1% Couples with dependent children, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 47.8% Couples with adult children only, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 5.5% Couples with adult children and or unknown dependency status, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 0.1% One parent with dependent children, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 27.1% One parent with adult children only, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 4.4% One parent with adult children and or unknown dependency status, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 0.0% Couples without children, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 15.1%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013.
Change in family type, 2006 to 2013
Change in family type, 2006 to 2013 Couples with dependent children, Rohe - New Zealand: +1,953 Couples with adult children only, Rohe - New Zealand: +3,876 Couples with adult children and or unknown dependency status, Rohe - New Zealand: +9 One parent with dependent children, Rohe - New Zealand: +3,747 One parent with adult children only, Rohe - New Zealand: +6,096 One parent with adult children and or unknown dependency status, Rohe - New Zealand: -6 Couples without children, Rohe - New Zealand: +7,839
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013.

Dominant groups

There were no major differences between the family types of the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population in 2013.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the family types of the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were in those with:

  • One parent families (+9,837 people)
  • Couples without children (+7,839 people)
  • One parent with adult children only (+6,096 people)
  • Couples with children (+5,838 people)