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Telecommunication access

In 2013, 51.4% of homes in the Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Connection type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %Number% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Access to a cellphone/mobile phone1,82761.576.81,56050.468.1+267
Access to a fax machine42614.313.563020.423.0-204
Access to a telephone2,14872.381.12,36476.487.0-216
Access to the internet1,52751.467.21,12236.352.8+405
No access to telecommunication systems1595.32.22377.72.6-78

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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Telecommunication - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %Number% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
Not stated/included1926.55.02106.83.8-18
Total households2,973100.0100.03,093100.0100.0-120
Total responding households2,78193.595.02,88393.296.2-102
Total responses6,279211.2245.86,123198.0237.3+156

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 2.2% Access to the internet, Hawke's Bay Region: 67.2% Access to a telephone, Hawke's Bay Region: 81.1% Access to a fax machine, Hawke's Bay Region: 13.5% Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, Hawke's Bay Region: 76.8% No access to telecommunication systems, Wairoa District: 5.3% Access to the internet, Wairoa District: 51.4% Access to a telephone, Wairoa District: 72.3% Access to a fax machine, Wairoa District: 14.3% Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, Wairoa District: 61.5%
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, Wairoa District: -78 Access to the internet, Wairoa District: +405 Access to a telephone, Wairoa District: -216 Access to a fax machine, Wairoa District: -204 Access to a cellphone/mobile phone, Wairoa District: +267
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 Wairoa District compared to the Hawke's Bay 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 51.4% of households had with access to the internet, and 61.5% had access to a cell/mobile phone, compared with 67.2% and 76.8% respectively in the Hawke's Bay Region.

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

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

  • Access to the internet (+405 households)
  • Access to a cellphone/mobile phone (+267 households)
  • Access to a telephone (-216 households)

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