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Wairoa DistrictCommunity profile

Wairoa District

Telecommunication access

In 2018, 59.7% of homes in 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.

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

Note: This page includes data from the 2018 Census. Between 2013 and 2018, the geographical classification was changed, and with it many boundaries were altered. As a result, you may see different small area options when comparing to pages that do not yet show 2018 data. Learn more.

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Telecommunications access
Wairoa District20182013Change
Connection type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %Number% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %2013 to 2018
Access to a cellphone/mobile phone2,03768.282.51,83061.676.8+207
Access to a telephone1,64755.162.42,14872.381.1-501
Access to the internet1,78559.775.71,52451.367.2+261
No access to telecommunication systems782.61.21595.32.2-81
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
Wairoa District20182013Change
Telecommunication - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %Number% of householdsHawke's Bay Region %2013 to 2018
Not Stated/included45615.38.51926.55.0+264
Total households2,988100.0100.02,973100.0100.0+15
Total responding households2,53284.791.52,78493.695.0-252
Total responses5,547185.6221.86,084204.6240.8-537
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 Wairoa District compared to 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 59.7% of% of households had with access to the internet, and 68.2% had access to a cell/mobile phone, compared with 75.7% and 82.5% respectively in Hawke's Bay Region.

Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population

Emerging groups

The largest changes in access to telecommunications in Wairoa District, between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Access to a telephone (-501 households)
  • Access to the internet (+261 households)
  • Access to a cellphone/mobile phone (+207 households)

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