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Darfield 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 Darfield1 was 1,404, a change of 8.3 percent since 1996.
  • In comparison, the Selwyn District's population has changed by 10.2 percent and the population for New Zealand as a whole has changed by 3.3 percent since 1996.

Numbers of people counted

  Darfield Selwyn District New Zealand
Males 663 14,067 1,823,007
Females 741 13,245 1,914,273
Total 1,404 27,312 3,737,277
Change since 1996 Census   108 2,529 118,974

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:

  • 23.5 percent of people in Darfield were under the age of 15 years, compared with 23.6 percent in Selwyn District and 22.7 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • 20.1 percent of people in Darfield were aged 65 years and over compared with 8.3 percent of Selwyn District and 12.1 percent for all of New Zealand.

Age distribution

years

Darfield
Selwyn District
New Zealand

0-14


15-64


65+








0 20 40 60 80 100
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Education

At the 2001 Census:

  • 27.9 percent of people aged 15 years and over in Darfield had a post-school qualification, compared with 33.0 percent for Selwyn District and 32.2 percent for New Zealand as a whole.

Highest qualification

qualification

Darfield
Selwyn 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:

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

Ethnic groups (total responses)

ethnic group

Darfield
Selwyn District
New Zealand

European


Maori


Pacific Peoples  


Asian


Other








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percent

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Income

At the 2001 Census:

  • The median income of people in Darfield is $17,100, compared with $21,000 for Selwyn District and $18,500 for all of New Zealand.

Income

dollars

Darfield
Selwyn 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 Darfield was 3.8 percent, compared with Selwyn District percent for 3.3 and 7.5 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • The most popular occupational group in Darfield was Service and Sales Workers (14.7 percent). The most popular occupational group in Selwyn District was Agriculture and Fishery Workers (19.9 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

  Darfield Selwyn District New Zealand
Couples with child(ren) 45.7% 51.0% 42.1%
Couples without children 44.2% 39.9% 39.0%
One parent with child(ren)   10.1% 9.1% 18.9%

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Households

At the 2001 Census:

  • The average household size in Darfield was 2.6 people, compared with 2.8 for Selwyn District and 2.7 for all of New Zealand.
  • 99.4 percent of households in Darfield had access to a telephone, compared with 98.6 percent for Selwyn District and 96.3 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • 25.1 percent of households in Darfield had access to the internet, compared with 42.0 percent for Selwyn District and 37.4 percent for all of New Zealand.
  • 92.5 percent of households in Darfield had access to a motor vehicle, compared with 97.8 percent for Selwyn District and 89.9 percent for the whole of New Zealand.
  • There were 525 households in Darfield.
  • 77.6 percent of dwellings in Darfield were owned with or without a mortgage, compared with 79.9 percent for Selwyn 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 Darfield was $37,688 compared with $47,312 for households in Selwyn District and $43,682 for the whole of New Zealand.

Average annual household spending for select groups

  Darfield Selwyn District New Zealand
Food $6,199 $7,437 $7,004
Housing $8,139 $11,367 $10,159
Housing Operation   $4,921 $5,898 $5,472
Transportation $6,217 $6,731 $7,358

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Business

In 2002:

  • There were 135 business locations (geographic units) in Darfield compared with 1,806 in Selwyn 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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