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In 2013, 2.3% of households in the Porirua 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
Porirua City20132006Change
Household fuel type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idWood4,90229.028.95,34634.731.9-444
Bottled Gas
2,10012.49.64,23327.521.4-2,133
Coal
4082.42.08345.43.9-426
map this data in atlas.idElectricity13,27578.680.211,52374.877.3+1,752
Solar Power
2431.41.11681.10.8+75
Mains Gas
3,20119.023.93,02719.727.2+174
Other Fuel(s)
1951.21.02401.61.2-45
No fuels
3902.32.13482.31.6+42

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
Porirua City20132006Change
Household fuel type - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated/included1,0926.54.68825.73.6+210
Total households16,884100.0100.015,396100.0100.0+1,488
Total responding households15,79293.595.414,51494.396.4+1,278
Total responses25,806152.8153.326,601172.8169.0-795

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, Wellington Region: 2.1% Other Fuel(s), Wellington Region: 1.0% Mains Gas, Wellington Region: 23.9% Solar Power, Wellington Region: 1.1% Electricity, Wellington Region: 80.2% Coal, Wellington Region: 2.0% Bottled Gas, Wellington Region: 9.6% Wood, Wellington Region: 28.9% No fuels, Porirua City: 2.3% Other Fuel(s), Porirua City: 1.2% Mains Gas, Porirua City: 19.0% Solar Power, Porirua City: 1.4% Electricity, Porirua City: 78.6% Coal, Porirua City: 2.4% Bottled Gas, Porirua City: 12.4% Wood, Porirua City: 29.0%
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, Porirua City: +42 Other Fuel(s), Porirua City: -45 Mains Gas, Porirua City: +174 Solar Power, Porirua City: +75 Electricity, Porirua City: +1,752 Coal, Porirua City: -426 Bottled Gas, Porirua City: -2,133 Wood, Porirua City: -444
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 Porirua City compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a lower proportion of households using electricity to generate heat, and a similar proportion of households which did not use heating.

Overall 78.6% of households used electricity to generated heat, and 2.3% did not use heating, compared with 80.2% and 2.1% respectively in the Wellington Region.

The major differences between the the types of fuels used for generating heat in the Porirua City and the Wellington Region is:

  • A larger percentage of households using bottled gas to generate heat (12.4% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using mains gas to generate heat (19.0% compared to 23.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using electricity to generate heat (78.6% compared to 80.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bottled Gas (-2,133 households)
  • Electricity (+1,752 households)
  • Wood (-444 households)

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