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Indicator 5: families with dependent children

Discussion

Families with dependent children have particular housing needs. Access to schools and local amenities is important, as is a secure and comfortable home environment. Financial difficulties and the physical nature of a family's dwelling may compromise this security. A permanent dwelling owned by the resident family is likely to offer more tenure security than a temporary dwelling or a dwelling not owned by the resident family. These needs are classified under the dimensions of housing adequacy as suitability and tenure security.

The proportion of families with dependent children has remained relatively stable over the last three censuses (1996, 2001, 2006). In the 2006 Census, 48.3 percent of New Zealand families contained dependent children compared with 49.8 percent in 2001 and 1996. In 2006, 57.0 percent of families usually resident in Manukau City and Kawerau District had dependent children, the highest proportion of any territorial authority. Thames-Coromandel District had the lowest proportion of families with dependent children at 36.9 percent in 2006. Stratford District was equal to the national figure of 48.3 percent.

Graph, Percentage of Families with Dependent Children.

Information on sources of income is also important. In 2006, 35.7 percent of all families with dependent children in New Zealand reported that they received income support payments. This is a decrease of 3.5 percentage points from the 2001 figure. While median family income for all families has increased over the last three censuses, those families with dependent children have consistently had a lower median income than families without dependent children.

Tables

11.0 Families with dependant children as a percentage of all families, 1996, 2001, 2006
11.3 Median family income $(000) for families in private occupied dwellings, 1996, 2001, 2006
11.5 Families with dependant children that receive income support payments as a percentage of families with dependant children that receive income from all sources, 1996,2001, 2006
11.6 Families with dependent children that receive income support payments by source(s) of income support as a percentage of all families that receive income support payments by sources(s) of income support, 1996, 2001, 2006
11.7 Families with dependant children that receive income support payments by source of income support as a percentage of all families with dependent children that receive income support payments, 1996, 2001, 2006
11.8 Ownership rate for families in private occupied dwellings, 1996, 2001, 2006

Specifications

  • Data source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings
  • Frequency: five yearly (available from 1996 onwards)
  • Geographic level of data availability: New Zealand, regional council and territorial authority. Data may be available down to area unit level subject to confidentiality.
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