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In 2013, 1.6% of households in the Napier City 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
Napier City20132006Change
Household fuel type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
Wood9,13840.034.811,01351.339.2-1,875
Bottled Gas3,85816.914.68,12437.926.5-4,266
Coal2971.33.97173.36.7-420
Electricity17,39776.274.914,66168.371.5+2,736
Solar Power3991.71.52581.21.0+141
Mains Gas1,5846.911.41,7978.412.7-213
Other Fuel(s)2761.21.53481.62.0-72
No fuels3631.62.82551.22.2+108

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
Napier City20132006Change
Household fuel type - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
Not stated/included1,0834.75.56002.84.4+483
Total households22,845100.0100.021,450100.0100.0+1,395
Total responding households21,76295.394.520,85097.295.6+912
Total responses34,395150.6150.937,773176.1166.3-3,378

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, New Zealand: 2.8% Other Fuel(s), New Zealand: 1.5% Mains Gas, New Zealand: 11.4% Solar Power, New Zealand: 1.5% Electricity, New Zealand: 74.9% Coal, New Zealand: 3.9% Bottled Gas, New Zealand: 14.6% Wood, New Zealand: 34.8% No fuels, Napier City: 1.6% Other Fuel(s), Napier City: 1.2% Mains Gas, Napier City: 6.9% Solar Power, Napier City: 1.7% Electricity, Napier City: 76.2% Coal, Napier City: 1.3% Bottled Gas, Napier City: 16.9% Wood, Napier City: 40.0%
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, Napier City: +108 Other Fuel(s), Napier City: -72 Mains Gas, Napier City: -213 Solar Power, Napier City: +141 Electricity, Napier City: +2,736 Coal, Napier City: -420 Bottled Gas, Napier City: -4,266 Wood, Napier City: -1,875
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 Napier City compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a higher proportion of households using electricity to generate heat, and a lower proportion of households which did not use heating.

Overall 76.2% of households used electricity to generated heat, and 1.6% did not use heating, compared with 74.9% and 2.8% respectively in the New Zealand.

The major differences between the the types of fuels used for generating heat in the Napier City and the New Zealand is:

  • A larger percentage of households using wood to generate heat (40.0% compared to 34.8%)
  • A larger percentage of households using bottled gas to generate heat (16.9% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using mains gas to generate heat (6.9% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using coal to generate heat (1.3% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the types of fuels used by households in the Napier City, between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Bottled Gas (-4,266 households)
  • Electricity (+2,736 households)
  • Wood (-1,875 households)

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