Stats NZ has a new website.

For new releases go to

www.stats.govt.nz

As we transition to our new site, you'll still find some Stats NZ information here on this archive site.

  • Share this page to Facebook
  • Share this page to Twitter
  • Share this page to Google+
2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Selwyn Heights

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information

Population and dwellings

Number of people counted

  • 1,047 people usually live in Selwyn Heights. This is a decrease of 81 people, or 7.2 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Selwyn Heights has 1.6 percent of Rotorua District's population.

Population of Selwyn Heights and Rotorua District
2013 Census
 
Sex Selwyn Heights Rotorua District
Male 495 31,554
Female 555 33,726
Total people 1,047 65,280

Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Number of dwellings counted

  • There are 345 occupied dwellings and 27 unoccupied dwellings in Selwyn Heights.
  • For Rotorua District as a whole, there are 24,570 occupied dwellings and 3,063 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 0 dwellings under construction in Selwyn Heights, and 75 under construction in Rotorua District.

Note: This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011, the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Age and sex

Total population

  • The median age (half are younger, and half older, than this age) is 28.6 years for people in Selwyn Heights. The median age in Rotorua District is 37.3 years.
  • 8.9 percent of people in Selwyn Heights are aged 65 years and over, compared with 13.8 percent of the total Rotorua District population.
  • 28.3 percent of people are aged under 15 years in Selwyn Heights, compared with 23.2 percent for all of Rotorua District.

Broad age group and sex of people
Selwyn Heights
2013 Census
Graph, Broad age group and sex of people, selected area unit, 2013 Census.


Broad age group and sex of people
Rotorua District
2013 Census
Graph, Broad age group and sex of people, selected territorial area, 2013 Census.


Note: Total population figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Cultural diversity

Ethnic groups

  • The most common ethnic group in Selwyn Heights is Māori, compared with European for Rotorua District as a whole.

Ethnic groups in Selwyn Heights and Rotorua District
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Selwyn Heights (percent) Rotorua District (percent)
European 55.4 67.5
Māori 62.3 37.5
Pacific peoples 9.0 5.0
Asian 1.8 6.3
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 0.3 0.6
Other ethnicity 0.9 1.7

1. Includes all people who stated each ethnic group, whether as their only ethnic group or as one of several. Where a person reported more than one ethnic group, they have been counted in each applicable group. As a result percentages do not add up to 100.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Birthplace

  • 6.7 percent of people in Selwyn Heights were born overseas, compared with 16.3 percent for Rotorua District as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are living in Selwyn Heights, the most common birthplaces were Australia, and UK and Ireland, compared with UK and Ireland for people born overseas in all of Rotorua District.

Languages spoken

  • After English, the next most common language spoken in Selwyn Heights is te reo Māori, which was spoken by 16.9 percent of people. For Rotorua District as a whole, the most common language apart from English is te reo Māori, spoken by 11.6 percent of people.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by less than one percent of people in Selwyn Heights, compared with less than one percent of people for all of Rotorua District.
  • 80.1 percent of people in Selwyn Heights speak only one language, compared with 79.4 percent of people for all of Rotorua District.

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Relationship status

Total population aged 15 years and over

  • 50.2 percent of people aged 15 years and over living in Selwyn Heights have never married, 30.0 percent are married, and 19.8 percent are separated, divorced or widowed.
  • 23.8 percent of people in Selwyn Heights aged 15 years and over who have never been married live with a partner.

Legally registered relationship status for people aged 15 years and over
Selwyn Heights and Rotorua District
2013 Census
Graph, Legally registered relationship status for people aged 15 years and over, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: Total population figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Qualifications

Total population aged 15 years and over

  • 58.8 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Selwyn Heights have a formal qualification, compared with 75.2 percent in Rotorua District.
  • In Selwyn Heights, 4.6 percent of people aged 15 years and over held a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest qualification, compared with 14.8 percent for Rotorua District as a whole.

Highest qualification for people aged 15 years and over
Selwyn Heights and Rotorua District
2013 Census
Graph, Highest qualification for people aged 15 years and over, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: Total population figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Work

Total population aged 15 years and over

  • The unemployment rate in Selwyn Heights is 15.0 percent for people aged 15 years and over, compared with 10.0 percent for all of Rotorua District.
  • The most common occupational group in Selwyn Heights is 'community and personal service workers', and 'professionals' is the most common occupational group in Rotorua District.

Occupation for employed people aged 15 years and over
Selwyn Heights and Rotorua District
2013 Census
Graph, Occupation for employed people aged 15 years and over, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: Total population figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Income

Total population aged 15 years and over

  • For people aged 15 years and over, the median income (half earn more, and half less, than this amount) in Selwyn Heights is $22,800. This compares with a median of $26,900 for all of Rotorua District.
  • 44.8 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Selwyn Heights have an annual income of $20,000 or less, compared with 38.8 percent of people for Rotorua District as a whole.
  • In Selwyn Heights, 11.8 percent of people aged 15 years and over have an annual income of more than $50,000, compared with 22.9 percent of people in Rotorua District.

Total personal income for people aged 15 years and over
Selwyn Heights and Rotorua District
2013 Census
Graph, Total personal income for people aged 15 years and over, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: Total population figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Families

Family type

  • Couples with children make up 30.4 percent of all families in Selwyn Heights, while couples without children make up 23.9 percent of all families.
  • In Rotorua District, couples with children make up 37.2 percent of all families, while couples without children make up 38.5 percent of all families.
  • 45.7 percent of families in Selwyn Heights are one parent with children families, while one parent with children families make up 24.3 percent of families for Rotorua District as a whole.

Family type
Selwyn Heights and Rotorua District
2013 Census
Graph, Family type, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: All figures are for families in occupied private dwellings.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Households

Household composition

  • One-family households make up 70.3 percent of all households in Selwyn Heights. For Rotorua District as a whole, one-family households make up 67.6 percent of all households.
  • In Selwyn Heights, there are 63 one-person households making up 18.9 percent of all households. In Rotorua District, one-person households make up 25.0 percent of all households.
  • The average household size in Selwyn Heights is 3.0 people, compared with an average of 2.6 people per household for all of Rotorua District.

Household composition
Selwyn Heights and Rotorua District
2013 Census
Graph, Household composition, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Phone, fax, and Internet

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet

  • 61.1 percent of households in Selwyn Heights have access to the Internet, compared with 69.1 percent of households in Rotorua District.
  • In Selwyn Heights, 82.4 percent of households have access to a cellphone, compared with 82.9 percent of households for Rotorua District as a whole.

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet
Selwyn Heights and Rotorua District
2013 Census
Graph, Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Transport

Access to motor vehicles

  • 9.3 percent of households in Selwyn Heights have access to three or more motor vehicles, compared with 14.2 percent of all households in Rotorua District.

Access to motor vehicles
Selwyn Heights and Rotorua District
2013 Census
Graph, Access to motor vehicles, selected area unit and territorial authority area, 2013 Census.


Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

Main means of travel to work

  • The most common means of travel to work on census day for people in Selwyn Heights was driving a private car, truck or van (63.3 percent of people who travelled to work used this form of transport).
  • This was followed by driving a company car, truck or van (11.0 percent) and passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus (10.1 percent).
  • For Rotorua District as a whole, the most common means of travel to work was driving a private car, truck or van, followed by driving a company car, truck or van and passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus.

Note: All figures are for the census usually resident population count.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables, and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.


Housing

Home ownership

  • In Selwyn Heights, 49.1 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For Rotorua District as a whole, 61.6 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For households in Selwyn Heights who rented the dwelling that they lived in, the median weekly rent paid was $250. This compared with $230 for Rotorua District.

Home ownership by household
Selwyn Heights and Rotorua District
2013 Census
Graph, Home ownership by household, selected area unit and territorial authority, 2013 Census.


Note: All figures are for households in occupied private dwellings.

Some percentages may be too small to show on graph.

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.

Building consents

Building consent data for the year ended December 2013 showed that:

  • The total number of building consents issued for dwellings, including apartments, in Selwyn Heights was 0.
  • The total number of building consents issued for apartments in Selwyn Heights was 0.
  • The total value of residential building work in Selwyn Heights was $10,002.
  • The total value of non-residential building work in Selwyn Heights was $3,700,000.

Note: Building consent data is obtained from all accredited building consent authorities (ie territorial authorities) and is compiled if the building consent issued is valued over $5000. See data quality information on building consents.


Business

Business demographics

Business demographic data for the year ended February 2013 showed that:

  • There were 21 business locations (geographic units) in Selwyn Heights compared with 6,884 for all of Rotorua District. This is a decrease of 48.8 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Selwyn Heights.
  • There were 260 paid employees in Selwyn Heights compared with 29,200 for all of Rotorua District. This is an increase of 4.0 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Selwyn Heights.

Top five industries in Selwyn Heights
By employee count
For year ended February 2013
 
Industry (ANZSIC06)(1) Selwyn Heights Rotorua District
Employee count Percent of total employee count Employee Count Percent of total employee count
Education and training 260 100.0 2,760 9.5
Administrative and support services 3 1.2 710 2.4
Retail trade 3 1.2 2,900 9.9
Accommodation and food services 3 1.2 3,260 11.2
Construction 0 0.0 1,600 5.5

1. Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06 V1.0).
Note: Table may not show five industries as not all area units have five industries within their boundaries.
Some area units may have more than one industry with the same employee count but the table has been restricted to five industries.
Source: Statistics New Zealand


Note: Business demographic data is sourced from a register of economically significant businesses which is maintained by Statistics New Zealand. See data quality information on business demographics.

Employee count data has been randomly rounded. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs. For areas with small populations, the data may not look as expected because of this rounding.

  • Share this page to Facebook
  • Share this page to Twitter
  • Share this page to Google+
Top
  • Share this page to Facebook
  • Share this page to Twitter
  • Share this page to Google+