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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Stewart Island

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information

Population and dwellings

Number of people counted

  • 378 people usually live in Stewart Island. This is a decrease of 24 people, or 6.0 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Stewart Island has 1.3 percent of Southland District's population.

Population of Stewart Island and Southland District
2013 Census
 
Sex Stewart Island Southland District
Male 192 15,288
Female 189 14,322
Total people 378 29,610

Source: Statistics New Zealand


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

Number of dwellings counted

  • There are 216 occupied dwellings and 162 unoccupied dwellings in Stewart Island.
  • For Southland District as a whole, there are 11,964 occupied dwellings and 2,856 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 0 dwellings under construction in Stewart Island, and 66 under construction in Southland 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 50.2 years for people in Stewart Island. The median age in Southland District is 39.0 years.
  • 17.3 percent of people in Stewart Island are aged 65 years and over, compared with 13.6 percent of the total Southland District population.
  • 15.0 percent of people are aged under 15 years in Stewart Island, compared with 22.1 percent for all of Southland District.

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


Broad age group and sex of people
Southland 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 Stewart Island is European, compared with European for Southland District as a whole.

Ethnic groups in Stewart Island and Southland District
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Stewart Island (percent) Southland District (percent)
European 91.9 89.8
Māori 18.7 10.0
Pacific peoples 1.6 0.8
Asian 0.8 3.9
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 0.8 0.6
Other ethnicity 4.1 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

  • 15.0 percent of people in Stewart Island were born overseas, compared with 11.5 percent for Southland District as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Stewart Island, the most common birthplace was UK and Ireland, compared with Asia for people born overseas in all of Southland District.

Languages spoken

  • After English, the next most common language spoken in Stewart Island is German, which was spoken by 2.5 percent of people. For Southland District as a whole, the most common language apart from English is Tagalog, spoken by 1.6 percent of people.
  • Less than one percent of people in Stewart Island speak te reo Māori, compared with 1.6 percent of people for all of Southland District.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by less than one percent of people in Stewart Island, compared with less than one percent of people for all of Southland District.
  • 91.7 percent of people in Stewart Island speak only one language, compared with 91.1 percent of people for all of Southland 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

  • 29.4 percent of people aged 15 years and over living in Stewart Island have never married, 48.0 percent are married, and 21.6 percent are separated, divorced or widowed.
  • 51.7 percent of people in Stewart Island 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
Stewart Island and Southland 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

  • 77.8 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Stewart Island have a formal qualification, compared with 71.3 percent in Southland District.
  • In Stewart Island, 18.4 percent of people aged 15 years and over held a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest qualification, compared with 11.0 percent for Southland District as a whole.

Highest qualification for people aged 15 years and over
Stewart Island and Southland 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 Stewart Island is 1.3 percent for people aged 15 years and over, compared with 2.6 percent for all of Southland District.
  • The most common occupational group in Stewart Island is 'managers', and 'managers' is the most common occupational group in Southland District.

Occupation for employed people aged 15 years and over
Stewart Island and Southland 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 Stewart Island is $29,900. This compares with a median of $33,900 for all of Southland District.
  • 25.5 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Stewart Island have an annual income of $20,000 or less, compared with 31.0 percent of people for Southland District as a whole.
  • In Stewart Island, 27.5 percent of people aged 15 years and over have an annual income of more than $50,000, compared with 28.6 percent of people in Southland District.

Total personal income for people aged 15 years and over
Stewart Island and Southland 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 32.3 percent of all families in Stewart Island, while couples without children make up 67.7 percent of all families.
  • In Southland District, couples with children make up 44.1 percent of all families, while couples without children make up 47.9 percent of all families.
  • 6.5 percent of families in Stewart Island are one parent with children families, while one parent with children families make up 7.9 percent of families for Southland District as a whole.

Family type
Stewart Island and Southland 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 55.4 percent of all households in Stewart Island. For Southland District as a whole, one-family households make up 72.3 percent of all households.
  • In Stewart Island, there are 66 one-person households making up 39.3 percent of all households. In Southland District, one-person households make up 23.7 percent of all households.
  • The average household size in Stewart Island is 2.0 people, compared with an average of 2.5 people per household for all of Southland District.

Household composition
Stewart Island and Southland 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

  • 76.4 percent of households in Stewart Island have access to the Internet, compared with 73.9 percent of households in Southland District.
  • In Stewart Island, 85.5 percent of households have access to a cellphone, compared with 83.5 percent of households for Southland District as a whole.

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet
Stewart Island and Southland 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

  • 7.3 percent of households in Stewart Island have access to three or more motor vehicles, compared with 23.6 percent of all households in Southland District.

Access to motor vehicles
Stewart Island and Southland 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 Stewart Island was driving a private car, truck or van (39.2 percent of people who travelled to work used this form of transport).
  • This was followed by walking or jogging (27.5 percent) and other (includes taxi, ferry, aeroplane, and helicopter) (17.6 percent).
  • For Southland 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 motor cycle or power cycle.

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 Stewart Island, 68.5 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For Southland District as a whole, 67.1 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For households in Stewart Island who rented the dwelling that they lived in, the median weekly rent paid was $190. This compared with $130 for Southland District.

Home ownership by household
Stewart Island and Southland 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 Stewart Island was 0.
  • The total number of building consents issued for apartments in Stewart Island was 0.
  • The total value of residential building work in Stewart Island was $0.
  • The total value of non-residential building work in Stewart Island was $0.

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 97 business locations (geographic units) in Stewart Island compared with 6,739 for all of Southland District. This is a decrease of 17.1 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Stewart Island.
  • There were 180 paid employees in Stewart Island compared with 15,540 for all of Southland District. This is a decrease of 10.0 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Stewart Island.

Top five industries in Stewart Island
By employee count
For year ended February 2013
 
Industry (ANZSIC06)(1) Stewart Island Southland District
Employee count Percent of total employee count Employee Count Percent of total employee count
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 55 30.6 6,250 40.2
Accommodation and food services 45 25.0 1,010 6.5
Electricity, gas, water and waste services 25 13.9 45 0.3
Manufacturing 18 10.0 3,390 21.8
Retail trade 12 6.7 680 4.4

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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