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Household fuel type

In 2013, 5.7% of households in the Far North District had no access to heating.

Household fuel type indicates the types of fuel used in occupied private dwellings, for heating purposes only (excludes cooking etc.). Fuel types that were used for at least some of the time are measured and does not indicate how long a particular fuel type was used or which was the most used fuel type.

Fuel type use is an infrastructure related topic and can look at the environmental sustainability of dwellings in a particular area, and also address topics such as particulate pollution and solar power uptake. Trends in this variable can be used to monitor energy use and efficiency and target new infrastructure projects.

The ability to heating to households is essential in the colder months and may be dependent on the age and type of the dwelling, as well as its location.

For more information please see related topics such as Household Income, Household Types, Dwelling Types and Housing Tenure.

Derived from the Census question:

'Mark as many spaces as you need to show which of the following are ever used to heat this dwelling; don’t ever use any form of heating in this dwelling, electricity, mains gas (from street), bottled gas, wood, coal, solar heating equipment, other fuel(s).'

Multi-response

Occupied private dwellings

Household fuel type
Far North District20132006Change
Household fuel type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNorthland Region %Number% of householdsNorthland Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idWood9,55844.743.79,22846.346.6+330
Bottled Gas
3,94218.418.55,62228.230.5-1,680
Coal
3511.61.54502.32.4-99
map this data in atlas.idElectricity11,70054.859.611,06455.558.2+636
Solar Power
5072.41.84202.11.4+87
Mains Gas
990.51.61110.62.0-12
Other Fuel(s)
2371.11.02881.41.4-51
No fuels
1,2095.74.89334.73.9+276

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Household fuel type - Totals
Far North District20132006Change
Household fuel type - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNorthland Region %Number% of householdsNorthland Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated/included2,36711.18.41,7438.76.7+624
Total households21,369100.0100.019,947100.0100.0+1,422
Total responding households19,00288.991.618,20491.393.3+798
Total responses29,970140.2141.029,859149.7153.1+111

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Household fuel type, 2013
Household fuel type, 2013 No fuels, Northland Region: 4.8% Other Fuel(s), Northland Region: 1.0% Mains Gas, Northland Region: 1.6% Solar Power, Northland Region: 1.8% Electricity, Northland Region: 59.6% Coal, Northland Region: 1.5% Bottled Gas, Northland Region: 18.5% Wood, Northland Region: 43.7% No fuels, Far North District: 5.7% Other Fuel(s), Far North District: 1.1% Mains Gas, Far North District: 0.5% Solar Power, Far North District: 2.4% Electricity, Far North District: 54.8% Coal, Far North District: 1.6% Bottled Gas, Far North District: 18.4% Wood, Far North District: 44.7%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in household fuel type, 2006 to 2013
Change in household fuel type, 2006 to 2013 No fuels, Far North District: +276 Other Fuel(s), Far North District: -51 Mains Gas, Far North District: -12 Solar Power, Far North District: +87 Electricity, Far North District: +636 Coal, Far North District: -99 Bottled Gas, Far North District: -1,680 Wood, Far North District: +330
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the type of fuels used by households for heating in the Far North District compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a lower proportion of households using electricity to generate heat, and a higher proportion of households which did not use heating.

Overall 54.8% of households used electricity to generated heat, and 5.7% did not use heating, compared with 59.6% and 4.8% respectively in the Northland Region.

The major differences between the the types of fuels used for generating heat in the Far North District and the Northland Region is:

  • A larger percentage of households using wood to generate heat (44.7% compared to 43.7%)
  • A larger percentage of households which did not use fuel to generate heat (5.7% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using electricity to generate heat (54.8% compared to 59.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using mains gas to generate heat (0.5% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the types of fuels used by households in the Far North District, between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Bottled Gas (-1,680 households)
  • Electricity (+636 households)
  • Wood (+330 households)

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