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Kumeu Community Profile

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Population | Age profile | Education | Ethnic groups | Income | Employment | Families | Households | Business


Population

At the 2001 Census of Population and Dwellings:

  • The census usually resident population count for Kumeu1 was 5,670, a change of 13.4 percent since 1996.
  • In comparison, the Rodney District's population has changed by 14.6 percent and the population for New Zealand as a whole has changed by 3.3 percent since 1996.

Numbers of people counted

  Kumeu Rodney District New Zealand
Males 2,835 37,290 1,823,007
Females 2,835 38,892 1,914,273
Total 5,670 76,185 3,737,277
Change since 1996 Census   669 9,699 118,974

1The area used for this profile is based on Statistics New Zealand's area unit.

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Age profile

At the 2001 Census:

  • 24.3 percent of people in Kumeu were under the age of 15 years, compared with 22.7 percent in Rodney District and 22.7 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • 8.7 percent of people in Kumeu were aged 65 years and over compared with 14.9 percent of Rodney District and 12.1 percent for all of New Zealand.

Age distribution

years

Kumeu
Rodney District
New Zealand

0-14


15-64


65+








0 20 40 60 80 100
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Education

At the 2001 Census:

  • 31.0 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Kumeu had a post-school qualification, compared with 30.2 percent for Rodney District and 32.2 percent for New Zealand as a whole.

Highest qualification

qualification

Kumeu
Rodney District
New Zealand

No qualification


School


Post-school








0 20 40 60 80 100
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Ethnic groups (total responses)

At the 2001 Census:

  • 93.0 percent of people in Kumeu said they belong to the European ethnic group, compared with 93.8 percent for Rodney District and 80.1 percent for all of New Zealand.

Ethnic groups (total responses)

ethnic group

Kumeu
Rodney District
New Zealand

European


Maori


Pacific Peoples  


Asian


Other








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Income

At the 2001 Census:

  • The median income of people in Kumeu is $23,800, compared with $19,500 for Rodney District and $18,500 for all of New Zealand.

Income

dollars

Kumeu
Rodney District
New Zealand

100,001 or more


70,001 - 100,000  


50,001 - 70,000


40,001 - 50,000


30,001 - 40,000


20,001 - 30,000


10,001 - 20,000


1 - 10,000


Nil


Loss








0 20 40 60 80 100
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Employment

At the 2001 Census:

  • The unemployment rate in Kumeu was 3.8 percent, compared with Rodney District percent for 5.1 and 7.5 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • The most popular occupational group in Kumeu was Legislators, Administrators and Managers (16.6 percent). The most popular occupational group in Rodney District was Legislators, Administrators and Managers (15.7 percent) and for New Zealand as a whole was Service and Sales Workers (14.8 percent).

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Families

At the 2001 Census:

Family type

  Kumeu Rodney District New Zealand
Couples with child(ren) 49.9% 41.5% 42.1%
Couples without children 36.8% 44.2% 39.0%
One parent with child(ren)   13.3% 14.2% 18.9%

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Households

At the 2001 Census:

  • The average household size in Kumeu was 2.9 people, compared with 2.6 for Rodney District and 2.7 for all of New Zealand.
  • 97.7 percent of households in Kumeu had access to a telephone, compared with 97.2 percent for Rodney District and 96.3 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • 46.6 percent of households in Kumeu had access to the internet, compared with 39.1 percent for Rodney District and 37.4 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • 96.8 percent of households in Kumeu had access to a motor vehicle, compared with 94.0 percent for Rodney District and 89.9 percent for the whole of New Zealand.
  • There were 1,926 households in Kumeu.
  • 76.6 percent of dwellings in Kumeu were owned with or without a mortgage, compared with 74.5 percent for Rodney District and 67.8 percent for all of New Zealand.

Information from data collected in the 2001 Household Expenditure Survey shows that:

  • The total average annual spending for households in Kumeu was $56,784 compared with $50,240 for households in Rodney District and $43,682 for the whole of New Zealand.

Average annual household spending for select groups

  Kumeu Rodney District New Zealand
Food $8,649 $8,470 $7,004
Housing $14,927 $13,004 $10,159
Housing Operation   $6,290 $5,617 $5,472
Transportation $9,442 $7,922 $7,358

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Business

In 2002:

  • There were 775 business locations (geographic units) in Kumeu compared with 7,122 in Rodney District and 309,749 for all of New Zealand.

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The information in this profile is based on the 2001 Census of Population and Dwellings, the 2001 Household Expenditure Survey and the New Zealand Business Demographic Statistics.

All population statistics are for the census usually resident population count and have been randomly rounded to base three to preserve confidentiality.

Percentages have been calculated against complete responses; that is, they exclude cases where no answers were provided and have been calculated on the rounded data so do not always total 100%.

A version of this page with tables instead of graphs is available in case you are having problems printing this page with graphs.

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This page last modified on: 30 May 2003


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