Housing Statistics detailed information

Freedom from crowding is one of the six dimensions of housing adequacy.

Crowding in dwellings relates to situations where the number of people residing in a household exceeds the ability of the household to provide adequate shelter and services to its members.

Crowding in dwellings may arise for a number of reasons including cultural preference, social cohesion and accepting high occupant density as a means of containing cost.

Living Density

Population Density, for the Census Usually Resident Population

Frequency: 1991, 1996 and 2001
Geographic level: New Zealand, region, territorial authority, urban area.
Data tables

Living Density Table 1 (85 KB)

Dwelling Density, for Private Occupied Dwellings

Frequency: 1991, 1996 and 2001
Geographic level: New Zealand, region, territorial authority, urban area.
Data tables

Living Density Table 2 (51 KB)

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