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Kāpiti Coast DistrictCommunity profile

Paraparaumu Beach West

Telecommunication access

In 2018, 83.2% of homes in Paraparaumu Beach West 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.

Please note: Stats NZ has given Access to telecommunication systems data for the 2018 Census a quality rating of "moderate". This indicates there may be some minor issues looking at the comparisons to 2013 and 2006. Users should avoid concluding that any change in the categories is purely due to real world change. See Stats NZ’s DataInfo+ for specific information on what this rating means and recommendations for use.

Q:

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, a telephone, internet access'

Multi-response

Telecommunications access
Paraparaumu Beach West20182013Change
Connection type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsForest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %Number% of householdsForest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %2013 to 2018
Access to a cellphone/mobile phone89788.291.882583.386.7+72
Access to a telephone61860.875.381982.789.2-201
Access to the internet84683.288.276277.084.3+84
No access to telecommunication systems90.9--121.21.2-3
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Telecommunications access - Totals
Paraparaumu Beach West20182013Change
Telecommunication - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsForest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %Number% of householdsForest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) %2013 to 2018
Not Stated/included393.84.7272.72.4+12
Total households1,017100.0100.0990100.0100.0+27
Total responding households97595.995.396397.397.6+12
Total responses2,370233.0255.32,568259.4292.8-198
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the type of internet connection of households in Paraparaumu Beach West compared to Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District) 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 83.2% of% of households had with access to the internet, and 88.2% had access to a cell/mobile phone, compared with 88.2% and 91.8% respectively in Forest Lakes (Kapiti Coast District).

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in access to telecommunications in Paraparaumu Beach West, between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Access to a telephone (-201 households)
  • Access to the internet (+84 households)
  • Access to a cellphone/mobile phone (+72 households)

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