This indicator shows the percentage distribution of the New Zealand population by family type. The term ‘family type’ means two or more people living in the same household who are one of the following:
couple without children
couple with child(ren)
one parent with child(ren).
of people in families were couples without children
Correction: The previously published headline statistic on this page was incorrect. We have removed that statistic. We are now reporting the percentage of people in families who were couples without children as our headline statistic.