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Household fuel type

In 2013, 1.2% of households in the Upper Hutt 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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Household fuel type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idWood5,04033.528.95,11536.231.9-75
Bottled Gas
1,4589.79.63,14422.321.4-1,686
Coal
3062.02.04323.13.9-126
map this data in atlas.idElectricity12,01879.980.210,58775.077.3+1,431
Solar Power
1591.11.1960.70.8+63
Mains Gas
4,03226.823.94,74333.627.2-711
Other Fuel(s)
2071.41.02371.71.2-30
No fuels
1741.22.11351.01.6+39

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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Household fuel type - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsWellington Region %Number% of householdsWellington Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated/included6364.24.63182.33.6+318
Total households15,042100.0100.014,124100.0100.0+918
Total responding households14,40695.895.413,80697.796.4+600
Total responses24,030159.8153.324,807175.6169.0-777

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, Upper Hutt City: 1.2% Other Fuel(s), Upper Hutt City: 1.4% Mains Gas, Upper Hutt City: 26.8% Solar Power, Upper Hutt City: 1.1% Electricity, Upper Hutt City: 79.9% Coal, Upper Hutt City: 2.0% Bottled Gas, Upper Hutt City: 9.7% Wood, Upper Hutt City: 33.5%
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, Upper Hutt City: +39 Other Fuel(s), Upper Hutt City: -30 Mains Gas, Upper Hutt City: -711 Solar Power, Upper Hutt City: +63 Electricity, Upper Hutt City: +1,431 Coal, Upper Hutt City: -126 Bottled Gas, Upper Hutt City: -1,686 Wood, Upper Hutt City: -75
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 Upper Hutt City compared to the Wellington Region shows that there was a similar proportion of households using electricity to generate heat, and a lower proportion of households which did not use heating.

Overall 79.9% of households used electricity to generated heat, and 1.2% 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 Upper Hutt City and the Wellington Region is:

  • A larger percentage of households using wood to generate heat (33.5% compared to 28.9%)
  • A larger percentage of households using mains gas to generate heat (26.8% compared to 23.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of households which did not use fuel to generate heat (1.2% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bottled Gas (-1,686 households)
  • Electricity (+1,431 households)
  • Mains Gas (-711 households)

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