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Lepperton 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 Lepperton1 was 1,758, a change of 5.6 percent since 1996.
  • In comparison, the New Plymouth District's population has changed by -2.2 percent and the population for New Zealand as a whole has changed by 3.3 percent since 1996.

Numbers of people counted

  Lepperton New Plymouth District New Zealand
Males 873 32,235 1,823,007
Females 888 34,365 1,914,273
Total 1,758 66,600 3,737,277
Change since 1996 Census   93 -1,506 118,974

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:

  • 26.5 percent of people in Lepperton were under the age of 15 years, compared with 22.8 percent in New Plymouth District and 22.7 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • 7.7 percent of people in Lepperton were aged 65 years and over compared with 14.9 percent of New Plymouth District and 12.1 percent for all of New Zealand.

Age distribution

years

Lepperton
New Plymouth District
New Zealand

0-14


15-64


65+








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Education

At the 2001 Census:

  • 30.3 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Lepperton had a post-school qualification, compared with 31.4 percent for New Plymouth District and 32.2 percent for New Zealand as a whole.

Highest qualification

qualification

Lepperton
New Plymouth District
New Zealand

No qualification


School


Post-school








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Ethnic groups (total responses)

At the 2001 Census:

  • 95.2 percent of people in Lepperton said they belong to the European ethnic group, compared with 90.8 percent for New Plymouth District and 80.1 percent for all of New Zealand.

Ethnic groups (total responses)

ethnic group

Lepperton
New Plymouth District
New Zealand

European


Maori


Pacific Peoples  


Asian


Other








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Income

At the 2001 Census:

  • The median income of people in Lepperton is $22,900, compared with $16,400 for New Plymouth District and $18,500 for all of New Zealand.

Income

dollars

Lepperton
New Plymouth 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








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Employment

At the 2001 Census:

  • The unemployment rate in Lepperton was 4.2 percent, compared with New Plymouth District percent for 8.6 and 7.5 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • The most popular occupational group in Lepperton was Agriculture and Fishery Workers (35.1 percent). The most popular occupational group in New Plymouth District was Service and Sales Workers (15.9 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

  Lepperton New Plymouth District New Zealand
Couples with child(ren) 47.4% 39.5% 42.1%
Couples without children 43.3% 41.3% 39.0%
One parent with child(ren)   9.4% 19.2% 18.9%

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Households

At the 2001 Census:

  • The average household size in Lepperton was 3 people, compared with 2.5 for New Plymouth District and 2.7 for all of New Zealand.
  • 98.9 percent of households in Lepperton had access to a telephone, compared with 96.6 percent for New Plymouth District and 96.3 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • 42.6 percent of households in Lepperton had access to the internet, compared with 33.5 percent for New Plymouth District and 37.4 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • 98.4 percent of households in Lepperton had access to a motor vehicle, compared with 89.0 percent for New Plymouth District and 89.9 percent for the whole of New Zealand.
  • There were 588 households in Lepperton.
  • 78.7 percent of dwellings in Lepperton were owned with or without a mortgage, compared with 72.4 percent for New Plymouth 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 Lepperton was $49,782 compared with $40,937 for households in New Plymouth District and $43,682 for the whole of New Zealand.

Average annual household spending for select groups

  Lepperton New Plymouth District New Zealand
Food $8,319 $6,673 $7,004
Housing $9,141 $8,722 $10,159
Housing Operation   $7,395 $5,466 $5,472
Transportation $9,024 $7,249 $7,358

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Business

In 2002:

  • There were 106 business locations (geographic units) in Lepperton compared with 4,783 in New Plymouth 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%.

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This page last modified on: 30 May 2003


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