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In 2013, 19.9% of the population in Ahipara were regular smokers.

Smoking is the major cause of preventable disease in New Zealand. Data on smoking prevalence is used by those working in the health sector to:

  • monitor changes in smoking prevalence among the adult population of New Zealand
  • understand the profile of smokers, to better target at-risk groups in the community with future health education programmes
  • target health education programmes and evaluate the success of these
  • monitor changes in smoking statistics amongst high-risk groups in New Zealand
  • examine the inter-relationships between smoking and other socio-economic variables and how these change over time.

Derived from the Census questions:

'Do you smoke cigarettes regularly (that is, one or more a day)?', and 'Have you ever been a regular smoker of one or more cigarettes a day'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Smoking behaviour
Ahipara20132006Change
Smoking behaviourNumber%Far North District %Number%Far North District %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idRegular smoker16219.918.723127.424.7-69
map this data in atlas.idEx smoker16820.624.116219.221.9+6
Never smoked regularly
33941.542.430636.339.1+33
Not stated / included
14718.014.914417.114.3+3

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

Smoking behaviour, 2013
Smoking behaviour, 2013 Not stated / included, Far North District: 14.9% Never smoked regularly, Far North District: 42.4% Ex smoker, Far North District: 24.1% Regular smoker, Far North District: 18.7% Not stated / included, Ahipara : 18.0% Never smoked regularly, Ahipara : 41.5% Ex smoker, Ahipara : 20.6% Regular smoker, Ahipara : 19.9%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in smoking behaviour, 2006 to 2013
Change in smoking behaviour, 2006 to 2013 Not stated / included, Ahipara: +3 Never smoked regularly, Ahipara: +33 Ex smoker, Ahipara: +6 Regular smoker, Ahipara: -69
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of smoking behaviour in Ahipara in 2013 compared to Far North District shows that there was a higher proportion of people were regular smokers, a lower proportion of people who were ex-smokers and a decreased by proportion of people who had never smoked regularly.

Overall, 19.9% of Ahipara's population were current smokers, 20.6% were ex-smokers and 41.5% had never smoked regularly, compared with 18.7%, 24.1% and 42.4% for the Far North District respectively.

Emerging groups

The largest change in the smoking behaviour of the population in Ahipara between 2006 and 2013 was:

  • Regular smoker (-69 persons)

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