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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Stratford East

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information

Population and dwellings

Number of people counted

  • 2,199 people usually live in Stratford East. This is an increase of 126 people, or 6.1 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Stratford East has 24.5 percent of Stratford District's population.

Population of Stratford East and Stratford District
2013 Census
 
Sex Stratford East Stratford District
Male 1,047 4,425
Female 1,152 4,566
Total people 2,199 8,991

Source: Statistics New Zealand


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

Number of dwellings counted

  • There are 936 occupied dwellings and 60 unoccupied dwellings in Stratford East.
  • For Stratford District as a whole, there are 3,576 occupied dwellings and 348 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 6 dwellings under construction in Stratford East, and 18 under construction in Stratford 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 40.1 years for people in Stratford East. The median age in Stratford District is 39.0 years.
  • 19.0 percent of people in Stratford East are aged 65 years and over, compared with 16.2 percent of the total Stratford District population.
  • 20.9 percent of people are aged under 15 years in Stratford East, compared with 22.0 percent for all of Stratford District.

Broad age group and sex of people
Stratford East
2013 Census
Graph, Broad age group and sex of people, selected area unit, 2013 Census.


Broad age group and sex of people
Stratford 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 Stratford East is European, compared with European for Stratford District as a whole.

Ethnic groups in Stratford East and Stratford District
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Stratford East (percent) Stratford District (percent)
European 89.4 91.8
Māori 15.4 11.8
Pacific peoples 0.6 0.6
Asian 3.4 2.2
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 0.1 0.1
Other ethnicity 1.4 2.2

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

  • 10.7 percent of people in Stratford East were born overseas, compared with 9.3 percent for Stratford District as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Stratford East, the most common birthplace was UK and Ireland, compared with UK and Ireland for people born overseas in all of Stratford District.

Languages spoken

  • After English, the next most common language spoken in Stratford East is te reo Māori, which was spoken by 2.3 percent of people. For Stratford District as a whole, the most common language apart from English is te reo Māori, spoken by 2.0 percent of people.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by 1.0 percent of people in Stratford East, compared with less than one percent of people for all of Stratford District.
  • 91.9 percent of people in Stratford East speak only one language, compared with 92.4 percent of people for all of Stratford 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

  • 29.9 percent of people aged 15 years and over living in Stratford East have never married, 48.2 percent are married, and 21.9 percent are separated, divorced or widowed.
  • 33.3 percent of people in Stratford East 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
Stratford East and Stratford 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

  • 63.2 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Stratford East have a formal qualification, compared with 67.2 percent in Stratford District.
  • In Stratford East, 7.1 percent of people aged 15 years and over held a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest qualification, compared with 8.0 percent for Stratford District as a whole.

Highest qualification for people aged 15 years and over
Stratford East and Stratford 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 Stratford East is 7.1 percent for people aged 15 years and over, compared with 5.3 percent for all of Stratford District.
  • The most common occupational group in Stratford East is 'labourers', and 'managers' is the most common occupational group in Stratford District.

Occupation for employed people aged 15 years and over
Stratford East and Stratford 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 Stratford East is $24,900. This compares with a median of $28,300 for all of Stratford District.
  • 39.1 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Stratford East have an annual income of $20,000 or less, compared with 36.7 percent of people for Stratford District as a whole.
  • In Stratford East, 20.3 percent of people aged 15 years and over have an annual income of more than $50,000, compared with 23.9 percent of people in Stratford District.

Total personal income for people aged 15 years and over
Stratford East and Stratford 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 34.3 percent of all families in Stratford East, while couples without children make up 47.1 percent of all families.
  • In Stratford District, couples with children make up 41.1 percent of all families, while couples without children make up 42.7 percent of all families.
  • 19.1 percent of families in Stratford East are one parent with children families, while one parent with children families make up 16.3 percent of families for Stratford District as a whole.

Family type
Stratford East and Stratford 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 65.3 percent of all households in Stratford East. For Stratford District as a whole, one-family households make up 67.9 percent of all households.
  • In Stratford East, there are 276 one-person households making up 30.4 percent of all households. In Stratford District, one-person households make up 27.8 percent of all households.
  • The average household size in Stratford East is 2.3 people, compared with an average of 2.5 people per household for all of Stratford District.

Household composition
Stratford East and Stratford 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

  • 59.6 percent of households in Stratford East have access to the Internet, compared with 65.4 percent of households in Stratford District.
  • In Stratford East, 79.8 percent of households have access to a cellphone, compared with 78.0 percent of households for Stratford District as a whole.

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet
Stratford East and Stratford 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

  • 11.4 percent of households in Stratford East have access to three or more motor vehicles, compared with 16.9 percent of all households in Stratford District.

Access to motor vehicles
Stratford East and Stratford 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 Stratford East was driving a private car, truck or van (68.6 percent of people who travelled to work used this form of transport).
  • This was followed by driving a company car, truck or van (14.3 percent) and walking or jogging (9.3 percent).
  • For Stratford 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 walking or jogging.

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 Stratford East, 72.4 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For Stratford District as a whole, 68.1 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For households in Stratford East who rented the dwelling that they lived in, the median weekly rent paid was $200. This compared with $180 for Stratford District.

Home ownership by household
Stratford East and Stratford 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 Stratford East was 8.
  • The total number of building consents issued for apartments in Stratford East was 0.
  • The total value of residential building work in Stratford East was $2,862,485.
  • The total value of non-residential building work in Stratford East was $1,294,009.

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 167 business locations (geographic units) in Stratford East compared with 1,488 for all of Stratford District. This is an increase of 1.2 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Stratford East.
  • There were 760 paid employees in Stratford East compared with 2,850 for all of Stratford District. This is an increase of 8.6 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Stratford East.

Top five industries in Stratford East
By employee count
For year ended February 2013
 
Industry (ANZSIC06)(1) Stratford East Stratford District
Employee count Percent of total employee count Employee Count Percent of total employee count
Public administration and safety 140 18.4 210 7.4
Retail trade 120 15.8 340 11.9
Education and training 100 13.2 310 10.9
Construction 85 11.2 190 6.7
Wholesale trade 60 7.9 150 5.3

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.

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