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Kelvin Grove 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 Kelvin Grove1 was 3,240, a change of 9.4 percent since 1996.
  • In comparison, the Palmerston North City's population has changed by -1.5 percent and the population for New Zealand as a whole has changed by 3.3 percent since 1996.

Numbers of people counted

  Kelvin Grove Palmerston North City New Zealand
Males 1,560 34,380 1,823,007
Females 1,683 37,656 1,914,273
Total 3,240 72,033 3,737,277
Change since 1996 Census   279 -1,062 118,974

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:

  • 28.2 percent of people in Kelvin Grove were under the age of 15 years, compared with 21.2 percent in Palmerston North City and 22.7 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • 5.8 percent of people in Kelvin Grove were aged 65 years and over compared with 11.3 percent of Palmerston North City and 12.1 percent for all of New Zealand.

Age distribution

years

Kelvin Grove
Palmerston North City
New Zealand

0-14


15-64


65+








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Education

At the 2001 Census:

  • 31.1 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Kelvin Grove had a post-school qualification, compared with 35.2 percent for Palmerston North City and 32.2 percent for New Zealand as a whole.

Highest qualification

qualification

Kelvin Grove
Palmerston North City
New Zealand

No qualification


School


Post-school








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Ethnic groups (total responses)

At the 2001 Census:

  • 85.2 percent of people in Kelvin Grove said they belong to the European ethnic group, compared with 85.2 percent for Palmerston North City and 80.1 percent for all of New Zealand.

Ethnic groups (total responses)

ethnic group

Kelvin Grove
Palmerston North City
New Zealand

European


Maori


Pacific Peoples  


Asian


Other








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Income

At the 2001 Census:

  • The median income of people in Kelvin Grove is $19,500, compared with $17,200 for Palmerston North City and $18,500 for all of New Zealand.

Income

dollars

Kelvin Grove
Palmerston North City
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 Kelvin Grove was 6.7 percent, compared with Palmerston North City percent for 8.4 and 7.5 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • The most popular occupational group in Kelvin Grove was Service and Sales Workers (18.8 percent). The most popular occupational group in Palmerston North City was Service and Sales Workers (18.9 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:

  • There were 882 families in Kelvin Grove.

Family type

  Kelvin Grove Palmerston North City New Zealand
Couples with child(ren) 45.2% 40.4% 42.1%
Couples without children 29.9% 39.2% 39.0%
One parent with child(ren)   24.8% 20.4% 18.9%

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Households

At the 2001 Census:

  • The average household size in Kelvin Grove was 2.9 people, compared with 2.6 for Palmerston North City and 2.7 for all of New Zealand.
  • 98.0 percent of households in Kelvin Grove had access to a telephone, compared with 97.1 percent for Palmerston North City and 96.3 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • 37.9 percent of households in Kelvin Grove had access to the internet, compared with 40.1 percent for Palmerston North City and 37.4 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • 96.3 percent of households in Kelvin Grove had access to a motor vehicle, compared with 89.4 percent for Palmerston North City and 89.9 percent for the whole of New Zealand.
  • There were 1,080 households in Kelvin Grove.
  • 74.9 percent of dwellings in Kelvin Grove were owned with or without a mortgage, compared with 63.2 percent for Palmerston North City 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 Kelvin Grove was $45,401 compared with $43,699 for households in Palmerston North City and $43,682 for the whole of New Zealand.

Average annual household spending for select groups

  Kelvin Grove Palmerston North City New Zealand
Food $7,075 $6,919 $7,004
Housing $10,853 $9,485 $10,159
Housing Operation   $5,628 $5,523 $5,472
Transportation $8,122 $7,854 $7,358

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Business

In 2002:

  • There were 150 business locations (geographic units) in Kelvin Grove compared with 5,484 in Palmerston North City 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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