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Derived from the Census question:

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

Te Waipounamu
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
Te Waipounamu - Rohe20132006Change
Family typeNumber of Māori within rohe% of Māori within roheNew Zealand Māori population %Number of Māori within rohe% of Māori within roheNew Zealand Māori population %2006 to 2013
Couples with children40,05958.153.336,24057.554.6+3,819
Couples with dependent children36,51652.947.833,09052.549.5+3,426
Couples with adult children only3,5135.15.53,1265.05.0+387
Couples with adult children and or unknown dependency status300.00.1240.00.1+6
One parent families16,70724.231.616,23325.831.1+474
One parent with dependent children14,26820.727.114,46323.027.6-195
One parent with adult children only2,4183.54.41,7432.83.4+675
One parent with adult children and or unknown dependency status210.00.0270.00.0-6
Couples without children12,21917.715.110,50016.714.3+1,719

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 - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 52.9% Couples with adult children only, Rohe - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 5.1% Couples with adult children and or unknown dependency status, Rohe - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 0.0% One parent with dependent children, Rohe - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 20.7% One parent with adult children only, Rohe - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 3.5% One parent with adult children and or unknown dependency status, Rohe - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 0.0% Couples without children, Rohe - Te Waipounamu Māori population: 17.7%
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 - Te Waipounamu: +3,426 Couples with adult children only, Rohe - Te Waipounamu: +387 Couples with adult children and or unknown dependency status, Rohe - Te Waipounamu: +6 One parent with dependent children, Rohe - Te Waipounamu: -195 One parent with adult children only, Rohe - Te Waipounamu: +675 One parent with adult children and or unknown dependency status, Rohe - Te Waipounamu: -6 Couples without children, Rohe - Te Waipounamu: +1,719
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013.

Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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)