# Household crowding by ethnicity in Otago Region, New Zealand

## 2001 Census, average number of people per bedroom

#### Definitions

The equivalised crowding index applies the concept of the adult equivalent. The formula weights each individual who is in a couple relationship as one half, as well as children aged under 10 years (Morrison, 1994). This gives an equivalised number of people per bedroom. Any value in excess of 1.0 represents a measure of crowding. The formula is:

Crowding Index = [(1/2 number of children under 10 years) + (number of couples) + (all other people aged 10 years and over)] / number of bedrooms

#### Data calculation/treatment

Blank spaces represent nil or zero or the figure too small to be expressed. The figure was suppressed if there were fewer than 50 in the subject matter population of the area. Owing to rounding percentages do not always sum to 100 percent.All cells in this table have been randomly rounded to base 3 prior to calculations. 2001 figures were revised to ensure maximum comparability with previous years (16/5/2003)

This table includes: - Crowding Measures Number of Bedrooms per Household / Number of People Per Bedroom / Equivalised Crowding Index 1991, 1996, 2001;

- Crowding Measures for Households with at Least One Person from the European Ethnic Group / Number of Bedrooms per Household / Number of People per Bedroom / Equivalised Crowding Index 1991, 1996, 2001;

- Crowding Measures for Households with at Least One Person from the Mäori Ethnic Group / Number of Bedrooms per Household / Number of People per Bedroom / Equivalised Crowding Index 1991, 1996, 2001;

- Crowding Measures for Households with at Least One Person from the Pacific Peoples Ethnic Group / Number of Bedrooms per Household / Number of People per Bedroom / Equivalised Crowding Index 1991, 1996, 2001;

- Crowding Measures for Households with at Least One Person from the Asian Ethnic Group / Number of Bedrooms per Household / Number of People per Bedroom / Equivalised Crowding Index 1991, 1996, 2001;

- Crowding Measures for Households with at Least One Person from Other Ethnic Groups / Number of Bedrooms per Household / Number of People per Bedroom / Equivalised Crowding Index 1991, 1996, 2001.

Figures are all based on households (excludes any visitor-only dwellings) that specified their number of bedrooms (not specified/not stated/unidentifiable categories have been excluded). The people are the number of people usually resident in those households.

#### Data provided by

#### Dataset name

Crowding-Occupancy Rate: Crowding Measures by Ethnic Group 1991, 1996 and 2001

#### Webpage:

http://nzdotstat.stats.govt.nz/WBOS/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=TABLECODE2356

#### How to find the data

nzdotstat.stats.govt.nz -> Housing -> Crowding-occupancy rate > Crowding Measures by Ethnic Group

#### Import & extraction details

File as imported: Crowding-Occupancy Rate: Crowding Measures by Ethnic Group 1991, 1996 and 2001

From the dataset Crowding-Occupancy Rate: Crowding Measures by Ethnic Group 1991, 1996 and 2001, this data was extracted:

- Sheet: NZ.Stat export
- Range:
`F6:T287`

- Provided: 3,285 data points

This data forms the table Housing - Crowding measures by ethnic group 1991, 1996 and 2001.