Story: Diverse families

Household types by ethnicity, 2013

This graph shows the different way households were composed by ethnicity in 2013. Fewer European households were made up of one-family households than other major ethnic groups, but many more of them were one-person households. Pacific households were more likely to be made up of two or more families than other ethnicities.

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Source: Statistics New Zealand: Ethnicity of household data, 2013

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Rosemary Du Plessis and Candice Diggelmann, 'Diverse families - Extended family and sole-parent households', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 August 2022)

Story by Rosemary Du Plessis and Candice Diggelmann, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 Jun 2018