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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Eltham

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information

Population and dwellings

Number of people counted

  • 1,941 people usually live in Eltham. This is a decrease of 42 people, or 2.1 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Eltham has 7.3 percent of South Taranaki District's population.

Population of Eltham and South Taranaki District
2013 Census
 
Sex Eltham South Taranaki District
Male 945 13,224
Female 996 13,353
Total people 1,941 26,577

Source: Statistics New Zealand


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

Number of dwellings counted

  • There are 801 occupied dwellings and 84 unoccupied dwellings in Eltham.
  • For South Taranaki District as a whole, there are 10,443 occupied dwellings and 1,299 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 0 dwellings under construction in Eltham, and 42 under construction in South Taranaki 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 41.1 years for people in Eltham. The median age in South Taranaki District is 38.1 years.
  • 16.2 percent of people in Eltham are aged 65 years and over, compared with 14.7 percent of the total South Taranaki District population.
  • 21.9 percent of people are aged under 15 years in Eltham, compared with 22.9 percent for all of South Taranaki District.

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


Broad age group and sex of people
South Taranaki 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 Eltham is European, compared with European for South Taranaki District as a whole.

Ethnic groups in Eltham and South Taranaki District
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Eltham (percent) South Taranaki District (percent)
European 81.8 82.9
Māori 27.9 24.3
Pacific peoples 2.0 1.6
Asian 2.3 2.2
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 0.0 0.3
Other ethnicity 2.2 1.8

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

  • 8.5 percent of people in Eltham were born overseas, compared with 7.7 percent for South Taranaki District as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Eltham, the most common birthplace was UK and Ireland, compared with UK and Ireland for people born overseas in all of South Taranaki District.

Languages spoken

  • After English, the next most common language spoken in Eltham is te reo Māori, which was spoken by 6.1 percent of people. For South Taranaki District as a whole, the most common language apart from English is te reo Māori, spoken by 5.5 percent of people.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by less than one percent of people in Eltham, compared with less than one percent of people for all of South Taranaki District.
  • 89.1 percent of people in Eltham speak only one language, compared with 89.6 percent of people for all of South Taranaki 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

  • 36.1 percent of people aged 15 years and over living in Eltham have never married, 42.7 percent are married, and 21.0 percent are separated, divorced or widowed.
  • 35.0 percent of people in Eltham 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
Eltham and South Taranaki 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

  • 57.2 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Eltham have a formal qualification, compared with 64.6 percent in South Taranaki District.
  • In Eltham, 5.6 percent of people aged 15 years and over held a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest qualification, compared with 7.5 percent for South Taranaki District as a whole.

Highest qualification for people aged 15 years and over
Eltham and South Taranaki 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 Eltham is 8.8 percent for people aged 15 years and over, compared with 5.8 percent for all of South Taranaki District.
  • The most common occupational group in Eltham is 'labourers', and 'managers' is the most common occupational group in South Taranaki District.

Occupation for employed people aged 15 years and over
Eltham and South Taranaki 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 Eltham is $23,500. This compares with a median of $29,200 for all of South Taranaki District.
  • 43.8 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Eltham have an annual income of $20,000 or less, compared with 36.3 percent of people for South Taranaki District as a whole.
  • In Eltham, 20.6 percent of people aged 15 years and over have an annual income of more than $50,000, compared with 26.1 percent of people in South Taranaki District.

Total personal income for people aged 15 years and over
Eltham and South Taranaki 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 34.1 percent of all families in Eltham, while couples without children make up 41.5 percent of all families.
  • In South Taranaki District, couples with children make up 39.9 percent of all families, while couples without children make up 42.2 percent of all families.
  • 24.4 percent of families in Eltham are one parent with children families, while one parent with children families make up 18.0 percent of families for South Taranaki District as a whole.

Family type
Eltham and South Taranaki 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 63.8 percent of all households in Eltham. For South Taranaki District as a whole, one-family households make up 67.1 percent of all households.
  • In Eltham, there are 240 one-person households making up 31.1 percent of all households. In South Taranaki District, one-person households make up 27.7 percent of all households.
  • The average household size in Eltham is 2.4 people, compared with an average of 2.5 people per household for all of South Taranaki District.

Household composition
Eltham and South Taranaki 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

  • 60.2 percent of households in Eltham have access to the Internet, compared with 66.2 percent of households in South Taranaki District.
  • In Eltham, 79.1 percent of households have access to a cellphone, compared with 82.5 percent of households for South Taranaki District as a whole.

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet
Eltham and South Taranaki 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

  • 12.4 percent of households in Eltham have access to three or more motor vehicles, compared with 15.2 percent of all households in South Taranaki District.

Access to motor vehicles
Eltham and South Taranaki 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 Eltham was driving a private car, truck or van (63.4 percent of people who travelled to work used this form of transport).
  • This was followed by walking or jogging (17.4 percent) and driving a company car, truck or van (8.5 percent).
  • For South Taranaki 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 Eltham, 66.3 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For South Taranaki District as a whole, 62.7 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For households in Eltham who rented the dwelling that they lived in, the median weekly rent paid was $190. This compared with $180 for South Taranaki District.

Home ownership by household
Eltham and South Taranaki 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 Eltham was 0.
  • The total number of building consents issued for apartments in Eltham was 0.
  • The total value of residential building work in Eltham was $279,128.
  • The total value of non-residential building work in Eltham was $1,066,703.

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 131 business locations (geographic units) in Eltham compared with 4,194 for all of South Taranaki District. This is a decrease of less than one percent from the year ended February 2006 for Eltham.
  • There were 1,520 paid employees in Eltham compared with 11,890 for all of South Taranaki District. This is an increase of less than one percent from the year ended February 2006 for Eltham.

Top five industries in Eltham
By employee count
For year ended February 2013
 
Industry (ANZSIC06)(1) Eltham South Taranaki District
Employee count Percent of total employee count Employee Count Percent of total employee count
Manufacturing 1,190 78.3 4,040 34.0
Health care and social assistance 45 3.0 620 5.2
Professional, scientific and technical services 45 3.0 310 2.6
Transport, postal and warehousing 40 2.6 260 2.2
Education and training 35 2.3 840 7.1

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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