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Household fuel type

In 2013, 1.8% of households in the Whanganui 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
Whanganui District20132006Change
Household fuel type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idWood5,97334.534.85,87134.839.2+102
Bottled Gas
2,49614.414.64,33525.726.5-1,839
Coal
3512.03.95463.26.7-195
map this data in atlas.idElectricity10,98063.474.99,45656.071.5+1,524
Solar Power
1951.11.51080.61.0+87
Mains Gas
6,20135.811.47,23342.912.7-1,032
Other Fuel(s)
1620.91.51741.02.0-12
No fuels
3031.82.82371.42.2+66

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
Whanganui District20132006Change
Household fuel type - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2006 to 2013
Not stated/included9905.75.56964.14.4+294
Total households17,307100.0100.016,872100.0100.0+435
Total responding households16,31794.394.516,17695.995.6+141
Total responses27,651159.8150.928,656169.8166.3-1,005

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, New Zealand: 2.8% Other Fuel(s), New Zealand: 1.5% Mains Gas, New Zealand: 11.4% Solar Power, New Zealand: 1.5% Electricity, New Zealand: 74.9% Coal, New Zealand: 3.9% Bottled Gas, New Zealand: 14.6% Wood, New Zealand: 34.8% No fuels, Whanganui District: 1.8% Other Fuel(s), Whanganui District: 0.9% Mains Gas, Whanganui District: 35.8% Solar Power, Whanganui District: 1.1% Electricity, Whanganui District: 63.4% Coal, Whanganui District: 2.0% Bottled Gas, Whanganui District: 14.4% Wood, Whanganui District: 34.5%
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, Whanganui District: +66 Other Fuel(s), Whanganui District: -12 Mains Gas, Whanganui District: -1,032 Solar Power, Whanganui District: +87 Electricity, Whanganui District: +1,524 Coal, Whanganui District: -195 Bottled Gas, Whanganui District: -1,839 Wood, Whanganui District: +102
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 Whanganui District compared to the New Zealand shows that there was a lower proportion of households using electricity to generate heat, and a lower proportion of households which did not use heating.

Overall 63.4% of households used electricity to generated heat, and 1.8% did not use heating, compared with 74.9% and 2.8% respectively in the New Zealand.

The major differences between the the types of fuels used for generating heat in the Whanganui District and the New Zealand is:

  • A larger percentage of households using mains gas to generate heat (35.8% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using electricity to generate heat (63.4% compared to 74.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using coal to generate heat (2.0% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of households which did not use fuel to generate heat (1.8% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bottled Gas (-1,839 households)
  • Electricity (+1,524 households)
  • Mains Gas (-1,032 households)

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