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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Chatham Islands

Population and dwellings

Number of people counted

  • 600 people usually live in Chatham Islands. This is a decrease of 9 people, or 1.5 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Chatham Islands has 100.0 percent of Chatham Islands Territory's population.

Population of Chatham Islands and Chatham Islands Territory
2013 Census
 
Sex Chatham Islands Chatham Islands Territory
Male 315 315
Female 285 285
Total people 600 600

Source: Statistics New Zealand


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

Number of dwellings counted

  • There are 264 occupied dwellings and 69 unoccupied dwellings in Chatham Islands.
  • For Chatham Islands Territory as a whole, there are 264 occupied dwellings and 69 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 3 dwellings under construction in Chatham Islands, and 3 under construction in Chatham Islands Territory.

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 42.0 years for people in Chatham Islands. The median age in Chatham Islands Territory is 41.5 years.
  • 12.0 percent of people in Chatham Islands are aged 65 years and over, compared with 12.0 percent of the total Chatham Islands Territory population.
  • 20.5 percent of people are aged under 15 years in Chatham Islands, compared with 20.0 percent for all of Chatham Islands Territory.

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


Broad age group and sex of people
Chatham Islands Territory
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 Chatham Islands is European, compared with European for Chatham Islands Territory as a whole.

Ethnic groups in Chatham Islands and Chatham Islands Territory
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Chatham Islands (percent) Chatham Islands Territory (percent)
European 73.9 73.5
Māori 59.6 59.3
Pacific peoples 1.1 1.1
Asian 0.5 0.5
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 0.0 0.0
Other ethnicity 3.7 3.7

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

  • 5.2 percent of people in Chatham Islands were born overseas, compared with 5.2 percent for Chatham Islands Territory as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Chatham Islands, the most common birthplace was Australia, compared with Australia for people born overseas in all of Chatham Islands Territory.

Languages spoken

  • After English, the next most common language spoken in Chatham Islands is te reo Māori, which was spoken by 9.0 percent of people. For Chatham Islands Territory as a whole, the most common language apart from English is te reo Māori, spoken by 9.0 percent of people.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by less than one percent of people in Chatham Islands, compared with less than one percent of people for all of Chatham Islands Territory.
  • 87.3 percent of people in Chatham Islands speak only one language, compared with 87.3 percent of people for all of Chatham Islands Territory.

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

  • 44.1 percent of people aged 15 years and over living in Chatham Islands have never married, 37.9 percent are married, and 17.9 percent are separated, divorced or widowed.
  • 48.4 percent of people in Chatham Islands 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
Chatham Islands and Chatham Islands Territory
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

  • 66.2 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Chatham Islands have a formal qualification, compared with 66.2 percent in Chatham Islands Territory.
  • In Chatham Islands, 9.6 percent of people aged 15 years and over held a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest qualification, compared with 9.6 percent for Chatham Islands Territory as a whole.

Highest qualification for people aged 15 years and over
Chatham Islands and Chatham Islands Territory
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 Chatham Islands is 2.5 percent for people aged 15 years and over, compared with 3.4 percent for all of Chatham Islands Territory.
  • The most common occupational group in Chatham Islands is 'labourers', and 'labourers' is the most common occupational group in Chatham Islands Territory.

Occupation for employed people aged 15 years and over
Chatham Islands and Chatham Islands Territory
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 Chatham Islands is $31,500. This compares with a median of $30,700 for all of Chatham Islands Territory.
  • 31.2 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Chatham Islands have an annual income of $20,000 or less, compared with 31.0 percent of people for Chatham Islands Territory as a whole.
  • In Chatham Islands, 31.2 percent of people aged 15 years and over have an annual income of more than $50,000, compared with 31.0 percent of people in Chatham Islands Territory.

Total personal income for people aged 15 years and over
Chatham Islands and Chatham Islands Territory
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 41.8 percent of all families in Chatham Islands, while couples without children make up 43.6 percent of all families.
  • In Chatham Islands Territory, couples with children make up 41.8 percent of all families, while couples without children make up 43.6 percent of all families.
  • 16.4 percent of families in Chatham Islands are one parent with children families, while one parent with children families make up 16.4 percent of families for Chatham Islands Territory as a whole.

Family type
Chatham Islands and Chatham Islands Territory
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 63.4 percent of all households in Chatham Islands. For Chatham Islands Territory as a whole, one-family households make up 63.4 percent of all households.
  • In Chatham Islands, there are 75 one-person households making up 30.5 percent of all households. In Chatham Islands Territory, one-person households make up 29.3 percent of all households.
  • The average household size in Chatham Islands is 2.3 people, compared with an average of 2.3 people per household for all of Chatham Islands Territory.

Household composition
Chatham Islands and Chatham Islands Territory
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

  • 58.4 percent of households in Chatham Islands have access to the Internet, compared with 59.0 percent of households in Chatham Islands Territory.
  • In Chatham Islands, 3.9 percent of households have access to a cellphone, compared with 3.8 percent of households for Chatham Islands Territory as a whole.

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet
Chatham Islands and Chatham Islands Territory
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

  • 12.8 percent of households in Chatham Islands have access to three or more motor vehicles, compared with 12.8 percent of all households in Chatham Islands Territory.

Access to motor vehicles
Chatham Islands and Chatham Islands Territory
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 Chatham Islands was driving a private car, truck or van (54.3 percent of people who travelled to work used this form of transport).
  • This was followed by walking or jogging (15.7 percent) and driving a company car, truck or van (15.7 percent).
  • For Chatham Islands Territory as a whole, the most common means of travel to work was driving a private car, truck or van, followed by walking or jogging and driving a company car, truck or van.

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 Chatham Islands, 53.2 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For Chatham Islands Territory as a whole, 53.2 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For households in Chatham Islands who rented the dwelling that they lived in, the median weekly rent paid was $120. This compared with $120 for Chatham Islands Territory.

Home ownership by household
Chatham Islands and Chatham Islands Territory
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 Chatham Islands was 1.
  • The total number of building consents issued for apartments in Chatham Islands was 0.
  • The total value of residential building work in Chatham Islands was $755,500.
  • The total value of non-residential building work in Chatham Islands was $64,000.

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 178 business locations (geographic units) in Chatham Islands compared with 180 for all of Chatham Islands Territory. This is a decrease of 9.6 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Chatham Islands.
  • There were 330 paid employees in Chatham Islands compared with 340 for all of Chatham Islands Territory. This is an increase of 6.5 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Chatham Islands.

Top five industries in Chatham Islands
By employee count
For year ended February 2013
 
Industry (ANZSIC06)(1) Chatham Islands Chatham Islands Territory
Employee count Percent of total employee count Employee Count Percent of total employee count
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 65 19.7 65 19.1
Manufacturing 55 16.7 55 16.2
Transport, postal and warehousing 50 15.2 45 13.2
Health care and social assistance 25 7.6 20 5.9
Arts and recreation services 25 7.6 25 7.4

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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