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South Wairarapa District

Telecommunication access

In 2013, 71.9% of homes in the South Wairarapa 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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
Connection type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Access to a cellphone/mobile phone3,16580.481.62,50269.173.7+663
Access to a fax machine66917.011.11,11630.820.4-447
Access to a telephone3,26782.981.33,15687.289.9+111
Access to the internet2,83271.977.22,03756.363.2+795
No access to telecommunication systems601.51.2661.81.6-6

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
South Wairarapa District20132006Change
Telecommunication - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated/included1594.04.41564.33.4+3
Total households3,939100.0100.03,621100.0100.0+318
Total responding households3,78096.095.63,46595.796.6+315
Total responses10,152257.7256.99,033249.5252.2+1,119

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, Wellington Region: 1.2% Access to the internet, Wellington Region: 77.2% Access to a telephone, Wellington Region: 81.3% Access to a fax machine, Wellington Region: 11.1% Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, Wellington Region: 81.6% No access to telecommunication systems, South Wairarapa District: 1.5% Access to the internet, South Wairarapa District: 71.9% Access to a telephone, South Wairarapa District: 82.9% Access to a fax machine, South Wairarapa District: 17.0% Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, South Wairarapa District: 80.4%
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, South Wairarapa District: -6 Access to the internet, South Wairarapa District: +795 Access to a telephone, South Wairarapa District: +111 Access to a fax machine, South Wairarapa District: -447 Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, South Wairarapa District: +663
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 South Wairarapa District compared to the Wellington 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 71.9% of households had with access to the internet, and 80.4% had access to a cell/mobile phone, compared with 77.2% and 81.6% respectively in the Wellington Region.

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Access to the internet (+795 households)
  • Access to a cellphone/mobile phone (+663 households)
  • Access to a fax machine (-447 households)

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