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Thames-Coromandel District

Household fuel type

In 2013, 2.8% of households in the Thames-Coromandel District 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
Thames-Coromandel District20132006Change
Household fuel type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWaikato Region %Number% of householdsWaikato Region %2006 to 2013
Wood5,16644.937.25,25948.742.1-93
Bottled Gas2,63722.915.53,96036.730.2-1,323
Coal2882.53.45224.86.1-234
Electricity7,68366.870.16,66661.762.9+1,017
Solar Power2702.31.32041.90.9+66
Mains Gas720.615.7720.718.70
Other Fuel(s)1171.01.31591.51.8-42
No fuels3242.82.32372.21.6+87

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
Thames-Coromandel District20132006Change
Household fuel type - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWaikato Region %Number% of householdsWaikato Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated/included4654.05.33483.24.7+117
Total households11,502100.0100.010,803100.0100.0+699
Total responding households11,03796.094.710,45596.895.3+582
Total responses17,022148.0152.117,427161.3168.9-405

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, Waikato Region: 2.3% Other Fuel(s), Waikato Region: 1.3% Mains Gas, Waikato Region: 15.7% Solar Power, Waikato Region: 1.3% Electricity, Waikato Region: 70.1% Coal, Waikato Region: 3.4% Bottled Gas, Waikato Region: 15.5% Wood, Waikato Region: 37.2% No fuels, Thames-Coromandel District: 2.8% Other Fuel(s), Thames-Coromandel District: 1.0% Mains Gas, Thames-Coromandel District: 0.6% Solar Power, Thames-Coromandel District: 2.3% Electricity, Thames-Coromandel District: 66.8% Coal, Thames-Coromandel District: 2.5% Bottled Gas, Thames-Coromandel District: 22.9% Wood, Thames-Coromandel District: 44.9%
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, Thames-Coromandel District: +87 Other Fuel(s), Thames-Coromandel District: -42 Mains Gas, Thames-Coromandel District: 0 Solar Power, Thames-Coromandel District: +66 Electricity, Thames-Coromandel District: +1,017 Coal, Thames-Coromandel District: -234 Bottled Gas, Thames-Coromandel District: -1,323 Wood, Thames-Coromandel District: -93
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 Thames-Coromandel District compared to the Waikato Region shows that there was a lower proportion of households using electricity to generate heat, and a higher proportion of households which did not use heating.

Overall 66.8% of households used electricity to generated heat, and 2.8% did not use heating, compared with 70.1% and 2.3% respectively in the Waikato Region.

The major differences between the the types of fuels used for generating heat in the Thames-Coromandel District and the Waikato Region is:

  • A larger percentage of households using wood to generate heat (44.9% compared to 37.2%)
  • A larger percentage of households using bottled gas to generate heat (22.9% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using mains gas to generate heat (0.6% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using electricity to generate heat (66.8% compared to 70.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the types of fuels used by households in the Thames-Coromandel District, between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • Bottled Gas (-1,323 households)
  • Electricity (+1,017 households)
  • Coal (-234 households)

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