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Ahipara

Household fuel type

In 2013, 7.8% of households in Ahipara 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
Ahipara20132006Change
Household fuel type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsFar North District %Number% of householdsFar North District %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idWood10827.944.711128.546.3-3
Bottled Gas
9324.018.410526.928.2-12
Coal
61.61.692.32.3-3
map this data in atlas.idElectricity18948.854.819850.855.5-9
Solar Power
123.12.492.32.1+3
Mains Gas
----0.500.00.6--
Other Fuel(s)
----1.100.01.4--
No fuels
307.85.7338.54.7-3

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
Ahipara20132006Change
Household fuel type - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsFar North District %Number% of householdsFar North District %2006 to 2013
Not stated/included5414.011.14812.38.7+6
Total households387100.0100.0390100.0100.0-3
Total responding households33386.088.934287.791.3-9
Total responses492127.1140.2513131.5149.7-21

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, 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% No fuels, Ahipara: 7.8% Solar Power, Ahipara: 3.1% Electricity, Ahipara: 48.8% Coal, Ahipara: 1.6% Bottled Gas, Ahipara: 24.0% Wood, Ahipara: 27.9%
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, Ahipara: -3 Solar Power, Ahipara: +3 Electricity, Ahipara: -9 Coal, Ahipara: -3 Bottled Gas, Ahipara: -12 Wood, Ahipara: -3
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 Ahipara compared to the Far North District 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 48.8% of households used electricity to generated heat, and 7.8% did not use heating, compared with 54.8% and 5.7% respectively in the Far North District.

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

  • A larger percentage of households using bottled gas to generate heat (24.0% compared to 18.4%)
  • A larger percentage of households which did not use fuel to generate heat (7.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using wood to generate heat (27.9% compared to 44.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using electricity to generate heat (48.8% compared to 54.8%)

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Ahipara between 2006 and 2013.

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