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Household fuel type

In 2013, 2.0% of households in the Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Household fuel type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %Number% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Wood2,12171.349.22,22071.858.4-99
Bottled Gas91530.818.91,37444.438.1-459
Coal662.21.5752.43.5-9
Electricity1,53351.672.21,43146.365.1+102
Solar Power391.31.8270.91.2+12
Mains Gas180.64.9150.55.9+3
Other Fuel(s)361.21.3421.41.7-6
No fuels602.01.5421.41.2+18

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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Household fuel type - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %Number% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated/included1836.25.22046.63.9-21
Total households2,973100.0100.03,093100.0100.0-120
Total responding households2,79093.894.82,88993.496.1-99
Total responses4,971167.2156.65,430175.6178.9-459

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 1.5% Other Fuel(s), Hawke's Bay Region: 1.3% Mains Gas, Hawke's Bay Region: 4.9% Solar Power, Hawke's Bay Region: 1.8% Electricity, Hawke's Bay Region: 72.2% Coal, Hawke's Bay Region: 1.5% Bottled Gas, Hawke's Bay Region: 18.9% Wood, Hawke's Bay Region: 49.2% No fuels, Wairoa District: 2.0% Other Fuel(s), Wairoa District: 1.2% Mains Gas, Wairoa District: 0.6% Solar Power, Wairoa District: 1.3% Electricity, Wairoa District: 51.6% Coal, Wairoa District: 2.2% Bottled Gas, Wairoa District: 30.8% Wood, Wairoa District: 71.3%
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, Wairoa District: +18 Other Fuel(s), Wairoa District: -6 Mains Gas, Wairoa District: +3 Solar Power, Wairoa District: +12 Electricity, Wairoa District: +102 Coal, Wairoa District: -9 Bottled Gas, Wairoa District: -459 Wood, Wairoa District: -99
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 Wairoa District compared to the Hawke's Bay 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 51.6% of households used electricity to generated heat, and 2.0% did not use heating, compared with 72.2% and 1.5% respectively in the Hawke's Bay Region.

The major differences between the the types of fuels used for generating heat in the Wairoa District and the Hawke's Bay Region is:

  • A larger percentage of households using wood to generate heat (71.3% compared to 49.2%)
  • A larger percentage of households using bottled gas to generate heat (30.8% compared to 18.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using electricity to generate heat (51.6% compared to 72.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using mains gas to generate heat (0.6% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bottled Gas (-459 households)
  • Electricity (+102 households)
  • Wood (-99 households)

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