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Telecommunication access

In 2013, 57.0% of homes in the Far North District had access to the internet.

Telecommunication and Internet statistics indicate the ability of residents in a private dwelling to communicate with people outside the dwelling and to use services provided through these media. Communication information is also used, in conjunction with other census variables, as a measure of social connectedness.

It is widely accepted that high speed internet access is an essential requirement to participate in the so-called "new economy" and households without internet service are increasingly being left behind in the information age, as both government and the private sector are increasingly conducting their business, or aspects of it, on-line.

Telecommunication and Internet statistics are also used, in conjunction with other Census variables such as Education, Household Income and Age Structure, to measure of social connectedness.

Derived from the Census question:

'Mark as many spaces as you need to show which of these are available here in this dwelling; a cellphone/mobile phone (that is here all or most of the time), a telephone, fax access, Internet access, none of these.'

Multi-response

Occupied private dwellings

Telecommunications access
Far North District20132006Change
Connection type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNorthland Region %Number% of householdsNorthland Region %2006 to 2013
Access to a cellphone/mobile phone
14,68268.773.912,24661.466.3+2,436
Access to a fax machine
3,04214.214.05,28626.525.8-2,244
Access to a telephone
15,16571.075.415,36377.081.6-198
map this data in atlas.idAccess to the internet12,18357.062.59,00345.148.5+3,180
No access to telecommunication systems
7263.42.58974.53.2-171

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

Telecommunications access - Totals
Far North District20132006Change
Telecommunication - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNorthland Region %Number% of householdsNorthland Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated/included2,27710.78.11,6868.56.3+591
Total households21,369100.0100.019,947100.0100.0+1,422
Total responding households19,09289.391.918,26191.593.7+831
Total responses48,075225.0236.444,481223.0231.8+3,594

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

Telecommunication access, 2013
Telecommunication access, 2013 No access to telecommunication systems, Northland Region: 2.5% Access to the internet, Northland Region: 62.5% Access to a telephone, Northland Region: 75.4% Access to a fax machine, Northland Region: 14.0% Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, Northland Region: 73.9% No access to telecommunication systems, Far North District: 3.4% Access to the internet, Far North District: 57.0% Access to a telephone, Far North District: 71.0% Access to a fax machine, Far North District: 14.2% Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, Far North District: 68.7%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in telecommunication access, 2006 to 2013
Change in telecommunication access, 2006 to 2013 No access to telecommunication systems, Far North District: -171 Access to the internet, Far North District: +3,180 Access to a telephone, Far North District: -198 Access to a fax machine, Far North District: -2,244 Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, Far North District: +2,436
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 internet connection of households in the Far North District compared to the Northland Region shows that there was a lower proportion of households with access to the internet, as well as a lower proportion of households with access to a cell/mobile phone.

Overall 57.0% of households had with access to the internet, and 68.7% had access to a cell/mobile phone, compared with 62.5% and 73.9% respectively in the Northland Region.

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in access to telecommunications in the Far North District, between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Access to the internet (+3,180 households)
  • Access to a cellphone/mobile phone (+2,436 households)
  • Access to a fax machine (-2,244 households)

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