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Telecommunication access

In 2013, 69.2% of homes in the Napier City 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
Napier City20132006Change
Connection type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
Access to a cellphone/mobile phone17,99178.879.415,08770.371.1+2,904
Access to a fax machine2,50211.013.84,18219.524.9-1,680
Access to a telephone18,69681.881.119,08389.087.8-387
Access to the internet15,80169.272.811,78454.958.0+4,017
No access to telecommunication systems4201.81.64742.22.0-54

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
Napier City20132006Change
Telecommunication - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
Not stated/included1,0324.55.25882.74.2+444
Total households22,842100.0100.021,450100.0100.0+1,392
Total responding households21,81095.594.820,86297.395.8+948
Total responses56,442247.1253.951,198238.7248.0+5,244

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, New Zealand: 1.6% Access to the internet, New Zealand: 72.8% Access to a telephone, New Zealand: 81.1% Access to a fax machine, New Zealand: 13.8% Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, New Zealand: 79.4% No access to telecommunication systems, Napier City: 1.8% Access to the internet, Napier City: 69.2% Access to a telephone, Napier City: 81.8% Access to a fax machine, Napier City: 11.0% Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, Napier City: 78.8%
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, Napier City: -54 Access to the internet, Napier City: +4,017 Access to a telephone, Napier City: -387 Access to a fax machine, Napier City: -1,680 Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, Napier City: +2,904
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 Napier City compared to the New Zealand 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 69.2% of households had with access to the internet, and 78.8% had access to a cell/mobile phone, compared with 72.8% and 79.4% respectively in the New Zealand.

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in access to telecommunications in the Napier City, between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Access to the internet (+4,017 households)
  • Access to a cellphone/mobile phone (+2,904 households)
  • Access to a fax machine (-1,680 households)

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