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2013 Census QuickStats about a place:
Parakai Urban

Population and dwellings

Number of people counted

  • 1,047 people usually live in Parakai Urban. This is an increase of 186 people, or 21.6 percent, since the 2006 Census.
  • Parakai Urban has less than one percent of Auckland's population.

Population of Parakai Urban and Auckland
2013 Census
 
Sex Parakai Urban Auckland
Male 513 687,492
Female 534 728,055
Total people 1,047 1,415,550

Source: Statistics New Zealand


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

Number of dwellings counted

  • There are 414 occupied dwellings and 33 unoccupied dwellings in Parakai Urban.
  • For Auckland as a whole, there are 473,451 occupied dwellings and 33,360 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 3 dwellings under construction in Parakai Urban, and 2,814 under construction in Auckland.

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 39.2 years for people in Parakai Urban. The median age in Auckland is 35.1 years.
  • 19.2 percent of people in Parakai Urban are aged 65 years and over, compared with 11.5 percent of the total Auckland population.
  • 22.9 percent of people are aged under 15 years in Parakai Urban, compared with 20.9 percent for all of Auckland.

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


Broad age group and sex of people
Auckland
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 Parakai Urban is European, compared with European for Auckland as a whole.

Ethnic groups in Parakai Urban and Auckland
2013 Census
 
Ethnic group(1) Parakai Urban (percent) Auckland (percent)
European 78.9 59.3
Māori 26.2 10.7
Pacific peoples 6.0 14.6
Asian 4.1 23.1
Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 0.3 1.9
Other ethnicity 1.6 1.2

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

  • 17.0 percent of people in Parakai Urban were born overseas, compared with 39.1 percent for Auckland as a whole.
  • For people born overseas who are now living in Parakai Urban, the most common birthplace was UK and Ireland, compared with Asia for people born overseas in all of Auckland.

Languages spoken

  • After English, the next most common language spoken in Parakai Urban is te reo Māori, which was spoken by 5.7 percent of people. For Auckland as a whole, the most common language apart from English is Samoan, spoken by 4.4 percent of people.
  • New Zealand Sign Language is used by less than one percent of people in Parakai Urban, compared with less than one percent of people for all of Auckland.
  • 88.9 percent of people in Parakai Urban speak only one language, compared with 69.4 percent of people for all of Auckland.

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

  • 35.0 percent of people aged 15 years and over living in Parakai Urban have never married, 37.2 percent are married, and 27.8 percent are separated, divorced or widowed.
  • 29.1 percent of people in Parakai Urban 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
Parakai Urban and Auckland
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

  • 61.9 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Parakai Urban have a formal qualification, compared with 83.2 percent in Auckland.
  • In Parakai Urban, 6.3 percent of people aged 15 years and over held a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest qualification, compared with 24.7 percent for Auckland as a whole.

Highest qualification for people aged 15 years and over
Parakai Urban and Auckland
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 Parakai Urban is 10.9 percent for people aged 15 years and over, compared with 8.1 percent for all of Auckland.
  • The most common occupational group in Parakai Urban is 'technicians and trades workers', and 'professionals' is the most common occupational group in Auckland.

Occupation for employed people aged 15 years and over
Parakai Urban and Auckland
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 Parakai Urban is $22,200. This compares with a median of $29,600 for all of Auckland.
  • 45.7 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Parakai Urban have an annual income of $20,000 or less, compared with 39.0 percent of people for Auckland as a whole.
  • In Parakai Urban, 17.5 percent of people aged 15 years and over have an annual income of more than $50,000, compared with 29.2 percent of people in Auckland.

Total personal income for people aged 15 years and over
Parakai Urban and Auckland
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 36.8 percent of all families in Parakai Urban, while couples without children make up 33.3 percent of all families.
  • In Auckland, couples with children make up 46.5 percent of all families, while couples without children make up 35.1 percent of all families.
  • 29.9 percent of families in Parakai Urban are one parent with children families, while one parent with children families make up 18.4 percent of families for Auckland as a whole.

Family type
Parakai Urban and Auckland
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 60.9 percent of all households in Parakai Urban. For Auckland as a whole, one-family households make up 69.8 percent of all households.
  • In Parakai Urban, there are 123 one-person households making up 32.0 percent of all households. In Auckland, one-person households make up 19.0 percent of all households.
  • The average household size in Parakai Urban is 2.5 people, compared with an average of 3.0 people per household for all of Auckland.

Household composition
Parakai Urban and Auckland
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

  • 57.3 percent of households in Parakai Urban have access to the Internet, compared with 81.6 percent of households in Auckland.
  • In Parakai Urban, 81.5 percent of households have access to a cellphone, compared with 84.8 percent of households for Auckland as a whole.

Access to phones, fax machines, and Internet
Parakai Urban and Auckland
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

  • 12.1 percent of households in Parakai Urban have access to three or more motor vehicles, compared with 18.4 percent of all households in Auckland.

Access to motor vehicles
Parakai Urban and Auckland
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 Parakai Urban was driving a private car, truck or van (69.0 percent of people who travelled to work used this form of transport).
  • This was followed by driving a company car, truck or van (13.0 percent) and passenger in a car, truck, van or company bus (9.0 percent).
  • For Auckland 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 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 Parakai Urban, 59.0 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For Auckland as a whole, 61.5 percent of households in occupied private dwellings owned the dwelling or held it in a family trust.
  • For households in Parakai Urban who rented the dwelling that they lived in, the median weekly rent paid was $280. This compared with $350 for Auckland.

Home ownership by household
Parakai Urban and Auckland
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 Parakai Urban was 1.
  • The total number of building consents issued for apartments in Parakai Urban was 0.
  • The total value of residential building work in Parakai Urban was $162,000.
  • The total value of non-residential building work in Parakai Urban 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 56 business locations (geographic units) in Parakai Urban compared with 163,582 for all of Auckland. This is an increase of 9.8 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Parakai Urban.
  • There were 200 paid employees in Parakai Urban compared with 650,440 for all of Auckland. This is an increase of 53.8 percent from the year ended February 2006 for Parakai Urban.

Top five industries in Parakai Urban
By employee count
For year ended February 2013
 
Industry (ANZSIC06)(1) Parakai Urban Auckland
Employee count Percent of total employee count Employee Count Percent of total employee count
Arts and recreation services 55 27.5 10,990 1.7
Health care and social assistance 55 27.5 63,490 9.8
Education and training 25 12.5 54,170 8.3
Accommodation and food services 25 12.5 43,280 6.7
Retail trade 18 9.0 62,770 9.7

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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