Derived from the Census question:
'How is each person in the household related to you?'
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.
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.
|Te Waipounamu - Rohe||2013||2006||Change|
|Family type||Number of Māori within rohe||% of Māori within rohe||New Zealand Māori population %||Number of Māori within rohe||% of Māori within rohe||New Zealand Māori population %||2006 to 2013|
|Couples with children||40,059||58.1||53.3||36,240||57.5||54.6||+3,819||571|
|Couples with dependent children||36,516||52.9||47.8||33,090||52.5||49.5||+3,426||572|
|Couples with adult children only||3,513||5.1||5.5||3,126||5.0||5.0||+387||573|
|Couples with adult children and or unknown dependency status||30||0.0||0.1||24||0.0||0.1||+6||574|
|One parent families||16,707||24.2||31.6||16,233||25.8||31.1||+474||575|
|One parent with dependent children||14,268||20.7||27.1||14,463||23.0||27.6||-195||576|
|One parent with adult children only||2,418||3.5||4.4||1,743||2.8||3.4||+675||577|
|One parent with adult children and or unknown dependency status||21||0.0||0.0||27||0.0||0.0||-6||578|
|Couples without children||12,219||17.7||15.1||10,500||16.7||14.3||+1,719||579|
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2006 and 2013.
The major differences between the family types of the Māori population in Te Waipounamu Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population were:
- A larger percentage of people in Couples with dependent children (52.9% compared to 47.8%)
- A larger percentage of people in Couples with children (58.1% compared to 53.3%)
- A smaller percentage of people in One parent families (24.2% compared to 31.6%)
- A smaller percentage of people in One parent with dependent children (20.7% compared to 27.1%)
The largest changes in the family types of the Māori population in Te Waipounamu Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were in those with:
- Couples with children (+3,819 people)
- Couples with dependent children (+3,426 people)
- Couples without children (+1,719 people)
- One parent with adult children only (+675 people)