Derived from the three Census questions:
'Name of each person including visitors who spent the night of Tuesday, March 5 2013 in this dwelling', 'Where does the person usually live?', and 'Are there any persons who usually live in this dwelling who were absent on Census Night (Tuesday, March 5 2013)?'
Households are usually small at the stage of relationship formation (early marriage), and then increase in size with the advent of children. They later reduce in size again as these children reach adulthood and leave home. However, household size can also be influenced by a lack (or abundance) of affordable housing.
The data in these household tables is the number of individuals in each household size, rather than the number of households. Household data excludes people temporarily absent from their usual residence on census night.
|Te Waipounamu - Rohe||2013||2006||Change|
|Number of persons usually resident||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|
|One usual resident||4,935||6.1||5.7||4,161||5.6||5.0||+774||800|
|Two usual residents||15,912||19.6||17.3||14,337||19.4||16.6||+1,575||801|
|Three usual residents||16,815||20.7||19.3||15,858||21.4||19.3||+957||802|
|Four usual residents||20,751||25.5||23.2||19,008||25.7||23.1||+1,743||803|
|Five usual residents||12,789||15.7||16.0||11,745||15.9||16.4||+1,044||804|
|Six or more usual residents||10,032||12.3||18.6||8,859||12.0||19.6||+1,173||805|
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings (opens a new window) 2006 and 2013.
The major differences in the household size of the Māori population in Te Waipounamu Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population were:
- A larger percentage of people living in households with Four usual residents (25.5% compared to 23.2%)
- A larger percentage of people living in households with Two usual residents (19.6% compared to 17.3%)
- A larger percentage of people living in households with Three usual residents (20.7% compared to 19.3%)
- A smaller percentage of people living in households with Six or more usual residents (12.3% compared to 18.6%)
The largest changes in household size of the Māori population in Te Waipounamu Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population were:
- Four usual residents (+1,743 people)
- Two usual residents (+1,575 people)
- Six or more usual residents (+1,173 people)
- Five usual residents (+1,044 people)