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Telecommunication access

In 2013, 56.2% of homes in the Ruapehu 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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Connection type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsManawatu-Wanganui Region %Number% of householdsManawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Access to a cellphone/mobile phone3,17469.277.62,85958.668.7+315
Access to a fax machine80417.512.71,32327.121.3-519
Access to a telephone3,37273.680.33,81378.286.7-441
Access to the internet2,57756.266.52,14243.952.6+435
No access to telecommunication systems2224.81.92495.12.4-27

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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Telecommunication - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsManawatu-Wanganui Region %Number% of householdsManawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated/included1954.34.73607.43.5-165
Total households4,584100.0100.04,878100.0100.0-294
Total responding households4,38995.795.34,51892.696.5-129
Total responses10,344225.7243.610,746220.3235.1-402

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.9% Access to the internet, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 66.5% Access to a telephone, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 80.3% Access to a fax machine, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 12.7% Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 77.6% No access to telecommunication systems, Ruapehu District: 4.8% Access to the internet, Ruapehu District: 56.2% Access to a telephone, Ruapehu District: 73.6% Access to a fax machine, Ruapehu District: 17.5% Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, Ruapehu District: 69.2%
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, Ruapehu District: -27 Access to the internet, Ruapehu District: +435 Access to a telephone, Ruapehu District: -441 Access to a fax machine, Ruapehu District: -519 Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, Ruapehu District: +315
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 Ruapehu District compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui 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 56.2% of households had with access to the internet, and 69.2% had access to a cell/mobile phone, compared with 66.5% and 77.6% respectively in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Access to a fax machine (-519 households)
  • Access to a telephone (-441 households)
  • Access to the internet (+435 households)

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