Indoor environment

This section provides statistics about housing and health in New Zealand. 

About the indoor environment and health

Information about how housing and the indoor environment affects our health.

Indicators at a glance - indoor environment

Summary of indicators about lack of home heating, household crowding, second-hand smoke, and related health effects.

Cold and damp houses

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Home heating

Statistics on the number of households with no source of home heating. 

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Health and cold damp houses

Statistics on health conditions related to cold and damp houses: asthma, respiratory infections, bronchitis and rheumatic fever.

Household crowding

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Household crowding

Statistics on the number of people living in crowded households.

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Health and household crowding

Statistics on health conditions related to household crowding: bronchiolitis, pneumonia, gastroenteritis, meningococcal disease, serious skin infections, rheumatic fever. 

Second-hand smoke

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Second-hand smoke exposure

Statistics on the number of people exposed to second-hand smoke in their home.

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Health and second-hand smoke

Statistics on health conditions related to second-hand smoke: sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI), asthma, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, middle ear infections.