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Classification

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Rationale

Information on occupied dwelling type is used to monitor trends and developments in housing and institutional dwellings, to plan for the future housing and service needs of the community. 

Classification of occupied dwelling type

Occupied dwelling type is a hierarchical classification with three levels. Excluding residual categories:

  • Level 1 has two categories and classifies dwellings as either private or non-private.
  • Level 2 has seven categories. These provide more detail on the type of private dwelling (with four categories from the dwelling description classification), and types of non-private dwelling (with three categories - one for institutions).
  • Level 3 has 31 categories and provides more information on the type of dwelling - whether private or non-private. Here private dwelling categories contain more details on the type of structure as well as the number of storeys; non-private dwelling categories provide details on the type of institution; other non-private dwelling categories contain categories such as hotels, training camps, and marae.

Occupied dwelling type

This classification was used for the 2006 Census as 'dwelling type' but has been renamed occupied dwelling type. There are no category changes between the two classifications.

Classification Occupied dwelling type – standard classification 2009
Abbreviation OCCDWELTYPE
Version V1.0
Effective date May 2009
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