Telephone and Internet Access

This measure relates to:
Te Oranga
"Being able to access info from various local websites to find out what's happening"  [City Health Profile participant]

Lack of access to telecommunications can adversely affect the ability to use core public, social and commercial services, including emergency and medical services.  It can also reduce opportunities for social connectedness and participation in society as more and more information moves from paper to electronic form.

In 2006, Christchurch households were slightly ahead of the national averages for access to telephones, the internet, and mobile phones.

Read the full issue summary on telephone and internet access [PDF] - updated October 2016.

"Internet used more to advertise local events: More organisations, sports and fitness clubs and events putting their timetables on an easy to use, one stop shop type site that is updated and maintained. "  [City Health Profile participant]