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Household fuel type

In 2018, 5.3% of households in Whangarei District Council 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.

Please note: There has been a significant change to the Census question for this topic, please refer the specific data note for more information. Stats NZ has given Main types of heating and fuel types used to heat dwellings 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 types of heating are used most often in this dwelling.'

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 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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Household fuel type
Whangarei District Council20182013Change
Household fuel type - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2013 to 2018
Wood12,45637.730.912,16840.534.7+288
Bottled Gas4,44013.516.66,31821.025.2-1,878
Coal960.31.24381.53.9-342
Electricity19,70159.769.119,22164.074.8+480
Solar Power90.00.04321.41.5-423
Mains Gas00.00.000.00.00
Other Fuel(s)390.10.53091.01.5-270
No fuels1,7345.33.71,2394.12.9+495
Not stated/included2,9048.89.32,1367.15.5+768
Total households33,009100.0100.030,039100.0100.0+2,970
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
Household fuel type - Totals
Whangarei District Council20182013Change
Household fuel type - totals - multi-responseNumber% of householdsNew Zealand %Number% of householdsNew Zealand %2013 to 2018
Not Stated/included2,9048.89.32,1367.15.5+768
Total households33,009100.0100.030,039100.0100.0+2,970
Total responding households30,40292.191.727,90392.994.5+2,499
Total responses38,475116.6121.940,125133.6144.5-1,650
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 fuels used by households for heating in Whangarei District Council compared to New Zealand shows that there was a lower proportion of households using electricity to generate heat, and a higher proportion of households which did not use heating.

Overall 59.7% of households used electricity to generated heat, and 5.3% of% did not use heating, compared with 69.1% and 3.7% respectively in New Zealand.

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

  • A larger percentage of households using wood to generate heat (37.7% compared to 30.9%)
  • A larger percentage of households which did not use fuel to generate heat (5.3% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using electricity to generate heat (59.7% compared to 69.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of households using bottled gas to generate heat (13.5% compared to 16.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the types of fuels used by households in Whangarei District Council, between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • Bottled Gas (-1,878 households)
  • Not stated/included (+768 households)
  • No fuels (+495 households)

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