Three out of every four households at the 2013 Census had Internet access, an increase of 34 percent since 2006.
According to census results released by Statistics New Zealand, the Queenstown-Lakes district has the highest proportion of households with access to the Internet, at 88 percent while the Wairoa district has the lowest proportion, at 55 percent.
“Around 95 percent of households earning over $100,000 have access to the Internet, while 45 percent of households earning $20,000 or less had access,” says Gareth Meech, Customer Focus Manager, Census.
The proportion of households with access to a cellphone continues to rise, and is now 84 percent – up almost 10 percent since 2006.
Conversely, households with access to a landline telephone has dropped to 86 percent, down 6 percent since 2006.