Estimated number of households in private occupied dwellings in New Zealand
By tenure, as at 30 June 1991–2020, thousands
A household consists of one person usually residing alone, or two or more people usually residing together in a private dwelling, therefore visitors are excluded. Households whose members are all away temporarily elsewhere in New Zealand and/or temporarily overseas are included.
Tenure of household refers to the nature of the occupancy of a private household in a dwelling at a given time. Tenure of household seeks to ascertain if the household rents or owns the dwelling and whether payment is made by the household for that right. It does not refer to the tenure of the land on which the dwelling is situated.
The tenure 'owner-occupied' includes dwellings owned by individuals or held in a family trust (from 2006).
The tenure 'provided free' includes dwellings provided free to households by individuals, private trusts, businesses, and government agencies.
The estimated number of households of a census year is equivalent to the census household count with adjustments for households temporarily absent within New Zealand, net census undercount, households temporarily overseas on census night, and change between census night and the date of the respective census year. Estimates of household by tenure are derived by applying tenure proportions to the household estimates.
The tenure proportions are based on census information on tenure of households in private occupied dwellings (excluding visitor-only dwellings).
From the March 2018 quarter, the tenure proportions applied to the household estimate are held constant at the 2018 Census tenure proportions
Estimates are 'as at Quarter end'.
Limitations of the data
These figures are estimates based on previous Census data and will be revised when more accurate information is made available.
Data provided by
Estimates and Projections: Estimated Households in Private Occupied Dwellings, As At Quarter Ended June 2020
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Population > Demography Dwelling and Household Estimates - DDE > Estimated Households in Private Occupied Dwellings, As At Quarter Ended (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)'. All variables were selected in order to create this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Estimates and Projections: Estimated Households in Private Occupied Dwellings, As At Quarter Ended June 2020, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 3-119
- Columns: 2-5
- Provided: 468 data points
This data forms the table Population - Estimated households in private occupied dwellings (as at quarter ended) 1991 Q2–2020 Q2.
Dataset originally released on:
July 07, 2020
Purpose of collection
The Dwelling and Household estimates are used for many purposes including planning, policy formation, business decisions, and as 'bottom lines' in the calculation of market coverage rates.
Method of collection/Data provider
The quarterly household estimates are calculated by Stats NZ by taking the household estimate from the previous quarter and adding building consents for the quarter (lagged six months), multiplied by a weighting factor.