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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Ahaura

Population and dwellings

Number of people counted

  • 372 people usually live in Ahaura. This is a decrease of 18 people, or 4.6 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Ahaura has 2.8 percent of Grey District's population.

Population of Ahaura and Grey District
2013 Census
 
Sex Ahaura Grey District
Male 192 6,687
Female 177 6,687
Total people 372 13,371

Source: Statistics New Zealand


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

Number of dwellings counted

  • There are 162 occupied dwellings and 24 unoccupied dwellings in Ahaura.
  • For Grey District as a whole, there are 5,460 occupied dwellings and 969 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 3 dwellings under construction in Ahaura, and 39 under construction in Grey 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 42.5 years for people in Ahaura. The median age in Grey District is 41.9 years.
  • 10.6 percent of people in Ahaura are aged 65 years and over, compared with 16.0 percent of the total Grey District population.
  • 19.5 percent of people are aged under 15 years in Ahaura, compared with 19.9 percent for all of Grey District.

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


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

Ethnic groups in Ahaura and Grey District
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Ahaura (percent) Grey District (percent)
European 94.4 92.6
Māori 6.5 9.3
Pacific peoples 2.8 1.1
Asian 0.9 1.8
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 0.9 0.3
Other ethnicity 1.9 2.5

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

  • 9.3 percent of people in Ahaura were born overseas, compared with 9.7 percent for Grey District as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Ahaura, the most common birthplace was UK and Ireland, compared with UK and Ireland for people born overseas in all of Grey District.

Languages spoken

  • English is the most common language spoken in Ahaura.
  • Less than one percent of people in Ahaura speak te reo Māori, compared with 1.4 percent of people for all of Grey District.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by 0 percent of people in Ahaura, compared with less than one percent of people for all of Grey District.
  • 96.3 percent of people in Ahaura speak only one language, compared with 93.1 percent of people for all of Grey 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

  • 31.4 percent of people aged 15 years and over living in Ahaura have never married, 54.7 percent are married, and 15.1 percent are separated, divorced or widowed.
  • 40.7 percent of people in Ahaura 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
Ahaura and Grey 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

  • 67.1 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Ahaura have a formal qualification, compared with 68.9 percent in Grey District.
  • In Ahaura, 7.2 percent of people aged 15 years and over held a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest qualification, compared with 9.5 percent for Grey District as a whole.

Highest qualification for people aged 15 years and over
Ahaura and Grey 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 Ahaura is 0 percent for people aged 15 years and over, compared with 5.3 percent for all of Grey District.
  • The most common occupational group in Ahaura is 'managers', and 'managers' is the most common occupational group in Grey District.

Occupation for employed people aged 15 years and over
Ahaura and Grey 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 Ahaura is $34,300. This compares with a median of $26,600 for all of Grey District.
  • 26.5 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Ahaura have an annual income of $20,000 or less, compared with 40.2 percent of people for Grey District as a whole.
  • In Ahaura, 26.5 percent of people aged 15 years and over have an annual income of more than $50,000, compared with 24.4 percent of people in Grey District.

Total personal income for people aged 15 years and over
Ahaura and Grey 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 48.5 percent of all families in Ahaura, while couples without children make up 48.5 percent of all families.
  • In Grey District, couples with children make up 38.8 percent of all families, while couples without children make up 47.2 percent of all families.
  • 6.1 percent of families in Ahaura are one parent with children families, while one parent with children families make up 14.2 percent of families for Grey District as a whole.

Family type
Ahaura and Grey 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 68.8 percent of all households in Ahaura. For Grey District as a whole, one-family households make up 65.4 percent of all households.
  • In Ahaura, there are 42 one-person households making up 29.2 percent of all households. In Grey District, one-person households make up 30.2 percent of all households.
  • The average household size in Ahaura is 2.4 people, compared with an average of 2.3 people per household for all of Grey District.

Household composition
Ahaura and Grey 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

  • 75.6 percent of households in Ahaura have access to the Internet, compared with 70.4 percent of households in Grey District.
  • In Ahaura, 84.4 percent of households have access to a cellphone, compared with 76.5 percent of households for Grey District as a whole.

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet
Ahaura and Grey 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

  • 31.1 percent of households in Ahaura have access to three or more motor vehicles, compared with 15.0 percent of all households in Grey District.

Access to motor vehicles
Ahaura and Grey 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 Ahaura was driving a private car, truck or van (48.9 percent of people who travelled to work used this form of transport).
  • This was followed by driving a company car, truck or van (22.2 percent) and walking or jogging (8.9 percent).
  • For Grey 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 Ahaura, 65.2 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For Grey District as a whole, 69.8 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For households in Ahaura who rented the dwelling that they lived in, the median weekly rent paid was $140. This compared with $200 for Grey District.

Home ownership by household
Ahaura and Grey 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 Ahaura was 0.
  • The total number of building consents issued for apartments in Ahaura was 0.
  • The total value of residential building work in Ahaura was $73,000.
  • The total value of non-residential building work in Ahaura was $141,000.

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 76 business locations (geographic units) in Ahaura compared with 1,428 for all of Grey District. This is a decrease of 10.6 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Ahaura.
  • There were 130 paid employees in Ahaura compared with 6,690 for all of Grey District. This is an increase of 36.8 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Ahaura.

Top five industries in Ahaura
By employee count
For year ended February 2013
 
Industry (ANZSIC06)(1) Ahaura Grey District
Employee count Percent of total employee count Employee Count Percent of total employee count
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 80 61.5 380 5.7
Education and training 20 15.4 560 8.4
Transport, postal and warehousing 12 9.2 350 5.2
Construction 9 6.9 730 10.9
Financial and insurance services 3 2.3 75 1.1

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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