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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Newtown East

2018 Census place summaries has the latest information

Population and dwellings

Number of people counted

  • 4,878 people usually live in Newtown East. This is an increase of 162 people, or 3.4 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Newtown East has 2.6 percent of Wellington City's population.

Population of Newtown East and Wellington City
2013 Census
 
Sex Newtown East Wellington City
Male 2,259 92,481
Female 2,619 98,478
Total people 4,878 190,956

Source: Statistics New Zealand


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

Number of dwellings counted

  • There are 1,812 occupied dwellings and 186 unoccupied dwellings in Newtown East.
  • For Wellington City as a whole, there are 71,784 occupied dwellings and 5,184 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 54 dwellings under construction in Newtown East, and 501 under construction in Wellington City.

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 30.4 years for people in Newtown East. The median age in Wellington City is 33.9 years.
  • 7.6 percent of people in Newtown East are aged 65 years and over, compared with 9.5 percent of the total Wellington City population.
  • 13.9 percent of people are aged under 15 years in Newtown East, compared with 17.3 percent for all of Wellington City.

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


Broad age group and sex of people
Wellington City
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 Newtown East is European, compared with European for Wellington City as a whole.

Ethnic groups in Newtown East and Wellington City
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Newtown East (percent) Wellington City (percent)
European 62.5 76.4
Māori 10.2 7.9
Pacific peoples 11.4 4.9
Asian 17.2 15.7
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 8.2 2.5
Other ethnicity 1.4 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

  • 34.6 percent of people in Newtown East were born overseas, compared with 30.7 percent for Wellington City as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Newtown East, the most common birthplace was Asia, compared with Asia for people born overseas in all of Wellington City.

Languages spoken

  • After English, the next most common language spoken in Newtown East is Samoan, which was spoken by 6.7 percent of people. For Wellington City as a whole, the most common language apart from English is French, spoken by 3.1 percent of people.
  • 4.4 percent of people in Newtown East speak te reo Māori, compared with 2.5 percent of people for all of Wellington City.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by 1.5 percent of people in Newtown East, compared with less than one percent of people for all of Wellington City.
  • 66.2 percent of people in Newtown East speak only one language, compared with 74.5 percent of people for all of Wellington City.

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

  • 61.3 percent of people aged 15 years and over living in Newtown East have never married, 26.2 percent are married, and 12.5 percent are separated, divorced or widowed.
  • 26.2 percent of people in Newtown East 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
Newtown East and Wellington City
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

  • 87.0 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Newtown East have a formal qualification, compared with 91.1 percent in Wellington City.
  • In Newtown East, 39.9 percent of people aged 15 years and over held a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest qualification, compared with 40.6 percent for Wellington City as a whole.

Highest qualification for people aged 15 years and over
Newtown East and Wellington City
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 Newtown East is 8.7 percent for people aged 15 years and over, compared with 6.5 percent for all of Wellington City.
  • The most common occupational group in Newtown East is 'professionals', and 'professionals' is the most common occupational group in Wellington City.

Occupation for employed people aged 15 years and over
Newtown East and Wellington City
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 Newtown East is $28,700. This compares with a median of $37,900 for all of Wellington City.
  • 38.6 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Newtown East have an annual income of $20,000 or less, compared with 32.7 percent of people for Wellington City as a whole.
  • In Newtown East, 27.8 percent of people aged 15 years and over have an annual income of more than $50,000, compared with 38.9 percent of people in Wellington City.

Total personal income for people aged 15 years and over
Newtown East and Wellington City
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 36.9 percent of all families in Newtown East, while couples without children make up 42.2 percent of all families.
  • In Wellington City, couples with children make up 43.9 percent of all families, while couples without children make up 42.7 percent of all families.
  • 20.9 percent of families in Newtown East are one parent with children families, while one parent with children families make up 13.4 percent of families for Wellington City as a whole.

Family type
Newtown East and Wellington City
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 52.2 percent of all households in Newtown East. For Wellington City as a whole, one-family households make up 64.2 percent of all households.
  • In Newtown East, there are 474 one-person households making up 27.4 percent of all households. In Wellington City, one-person households make up 24.3 percent of all households.
  • The average household size in Newtown East is 2.6 people, compared with an average of 2.6 people per household for all of Wellington City.

Household composition
Newtown East and Wellington City
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

  • 76.8 percent of households in Newtown East have access to the Internet, compared with 86.6 percent of households in Wellington City.
  • In Newtown East, 81.7 percent of households have access to a cellphone, compared with 86.9 percent of households for Wellington City as a whole.

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet
Newtown East and Wellington City
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

  • 5.9 percent of households in Newtown East have access to three or more motor vehicles, compared with 8.3 percent of all households in Wellington City.

Access to motor vehicles
Newtown East and Wellington City
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 Newtown East was public bus (30.8 percent of people who travelled to work used this form of transport).
  • This was followed by walking or jogging (25.6 percent) and driving a private car, truck or van (24.5 percent).
  • For Wellington City 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 public 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 Newtown East, 33.5 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For Wellington City as a whole, 59.1 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For households in Newtown East who rented the dwelling that they lived in, the median weekly rent paid was $330. This compared with $370 for Wellington City.

Home ownership by household
Newtown East and Wellington City
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 Newtown East was 2.
  • The total number of building consents issued for apartments in Newtown East was 0.
  • The total value of residential building work in Newtown East was $1,567,810.
  • The total value of non-residential building work in Newtown East was $706,000.

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 375 business locations (geographic units) in Newtown East compared with 25,163 for all of Wellington City. This is a decrease of 2.1 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Newtown East.
  • There were 1,350 paid employees in Newtown East compared with 141,090 for all of Wellington City. This is a decrease of 13.5 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Newtown East.

Top five industries in Newtown East
By employee count
For year ended February 2013
 
Industry (ANZSIC06)(1) Newtown East Wellington City
Employee count Percent of total employee count Employee Count Percent of total employee count
Health care and social assistance 270 20.0 11,430 8.1
Retail trade 180 13.3 9,470 6.7
Other services 140 10.4 5,360 3.8
Education and training 130 9.6 10,600 7.5
Public administration and safety 110 8.1 26,090 18.5

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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