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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Reefton

Population and dwellings

Number of people counted

  • 1,026 people usually live in Reefton. This is an increase of 78 people, or 8.2 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Reefton has 9.8 percent of Buller District's population.

Population of Reefton and Buller District
2013 Census
 
Sex Reefton Buller District
Male 528 5,340
Female 501 5,130
Total people 1,026 10,473

Source: Statistics New Zealand


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

Number of dwellings counted

  • There are 465 occupied dwellings and 78 unoccupied dwellings in Reefton.
  • For Buller District as a whole, there are 4,611 occupied dwellings and 954 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 3 dwellings under construction in Reefton, and 60 under construction in Buller 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 44.7 years for people in Reefton. The median age in Buller District is 44.1 years.
  • 18.1 percent of people in Reefton are aged 65 years and over, compared with 16.7 percent of the total Buller District population.
  • 17.0 percent of people are aged under 15 years in Reefton, compared with 18.7 percent for all of Buller District.

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


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

Ethnic groups in Reefton and Buller District
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Reefton (percent) Buller District (percent)
European 88.8 91.6
Māori 11.9 9.8
Pacific peoples 0.6 0.9
Asian 3.8 2.3
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 0.3 0.4
Other ethnicity 3.4 2.7

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

  • 11.9 percent of people in Reefton were born overseas, compared with 11.7 percent for Buller District as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Reefton, the most common birthplace was UK and Ireland, compared with UK and Ireland for people born overseas in all of Buller District.

Languages spoken

  • After English, the next most common language spoken in Reefton is Tagalog, which was spoken by 1.9 percent of people. For Buller District as a whole, the most common language apart from English is te reo Māori, spoken by 1.8 percent of people.
  • 1.6 percent of people in Reefton speak te reo Māori, compared with 1.8 percent of people for all of Buller District.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by less than one percent of people in Reefton, compared with less than one percent of people for all of Buller District.
  • 92.8 percent of people in Reefton speak only one language, compared with 91.9 percent of people for all of Buller 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

  • 34.4 percent of people aged 15 years and over living in Reefton have never married, 42.6 percent are married, and 22.7 percent are separated, divorced or widowed.
  • 32.6 percent of people in Reefton 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
Reefton and Buller 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

  • 64.3 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Reefton have a formal qualification, compared with 67.5 percent in Buller District.
  • In Reefton, 8.6 percent of people aged 15 years and over held a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest qualification, compared with 9.0 percent for Buller District as a whole.

Highest qualification for people aged 15 years and over
Reefton and Buller 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 Reefton is 4.1 percent for people aged 15 years and over, compared with 4.9 percent for all of Buller District.
  • The most common occupational group in Reefton is 'machinery operators and drivers', and 'managers' is the most common occupational group in Buller District.

Occupation for employed people aged 15 years and over
Reefton and Buller 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 Reefton is $24,700. This compares with a median of $25,200 for all of Buller District.
  • 41.9 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Reefton have an annual income of $20,000 or less, compared with 41.4 percent of people for Buller District as a whole.
  • In Reefton, 29.1 percent of people aged 15 years and over have an annual income of more than $50,000, compared with 26.5 percent of people in Buller District.

Total personal income for people aged 15 years and over
Reefton and Buller 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 39.5 percent of all families in Reefton, while couples without children make up 44.2 percent of all families.
  • In Buller District, couples with children make up 35.2 percent of all families, while couples without children make up 50.6 percent of all families.
  • 14.0 percent of families in Reefton are one parent with children families, while one parent with children families make up 14.2 percent of families for Buller District as a whole.

Family type
Reefton and Buller 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 59.2 percent of all households in Reefton. For Buller District as a whole, one-family households make up 63.9 percent of all households.
  • In Reefton, there are 150 one-person households making up 35.2 percent of all households. In Buller District, one-person households make up 31.1 percent of all households.
  • The average household size in Reefton is 2.2 people, compared with an average of 2.3 people per household for all of Buller District.

Household composition
Reefton and Buller 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

  • 65.0 percent of households in Reefton have access to the Internet, compared with 67.8 percent of households in Buller District.
  • In Reefton, 78.8 percent of households have access to a cellphone, compared with 71.1 percent of households for Buller District as a whole.

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet
Reefton and Buller 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

  • 15.2 percent of households in Reefton have access to three or more motor vehicles, compared with 13.8 percent of all households in Buller District.

Access to motor vehicles
Reefton and Buller 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 Reefton was driving a private car, truck or van (44.7 percent of people who travelled to work used this form of transport).
  • This was followed by driving a company car, truck or van (18.7 percent) and passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus (17.9 percent).
  • For Buller 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 Reefton, 64.2 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For Buller District as a whole, 67.9 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For households in Reefton who rented the dwelling that they lived in, the median weekly rent paid was $220. This compared with $200 for Buller District.

Home ownership by household
Reefton and Buller 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 Reefton was 4.
  • The total number of building consents issued for apartments in Reefton was 0.
  • The total value of residential building work in Reefton was $963,403.
  • The total value of non-residential building work in Reefton was $481,000.

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 100 business locations (geographic units) in Reefton compared with 1,181 for all of Buller District. This is an increase of 7.5 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Reefton.
  • There were 330 paid employees in Reefton compared with 4,940 for all of Buller District. This is an increase of 13.8 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Reefton.

Top five industries in Reefton
By employee count
For year ended February 2013
 
Industry (ANZSIC06)(1) Reefton Buller District
Employee count Percent of total employee count Employee Count Percent of total employee count
Accommodation and food services 70 21.2 480 9.7
Retail trade 60 18.2 430 8.7
Education and training 45 13.6 270 5.5
Health care and social assistance 40 12.1 360 7.3
Construction 30 9.1 420 8.5

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.

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