Neighbourhood deprivation (50+ years)

NZDep2006 is a small-area-based deprivation index that combines nine socioeconomic variables from the 2006 Census. NZDep2006 scores are usually categorised into tenths (deciles), numbered from 1 (least deprived) to 10 (most deprived). NZDep2006 describes the deprivation experienced by groups of people in small areas; that is, the general socioeconomic deprivation of an area. It does not describe the deprivation of an individual.

Table 6 presents the older Māori and older non-Māori populations by deprivation decile. Both Table 6 and Figure 4 show that higher proportions of older Māori live in areas with the highest (most deprived) NZDep2006 scores. In 2006, 25.1 percent of Māori aged 50+ years lived in decile 10 areas (compared with 6.6 percent of non-Māori), while only 3.0 percent of Māori lived in decile 1 areas (compared with 9.7 percent of non-Māori).

How to interpret results – tables

Table 6: Neighbourhood deprivation decile (NZDep 2006), Māori and non-Māori aged 50+ years, 2006
NZDep2006 Decile Māori non-Māori
1 (least deprived) 2610 3.0% 108,740 9.7%
2 3910 4.5% 118,460 10.6%
3 3890 4.4% 112,860 10.1%
4 5380 6.1% 111,080 9.9%
5 6450 7.4% 125,940 11.3%
6 7990 9.1% 117,240 10.5%
7 8730 10.0% 121,330 10.9%
8 11,740 13.4% 126,350 11.3%
9 14,910 17.0% 100,760 9.0%
10 (most deprived) 21,960 25.1% 74,210 6.6%
Unknown 35 0% 380 0.0%
Total 87,605 100.0% 1,117,350 100.0

Source: Customised data request, Statistics New Zealand, 2009

Notes:
‘Unknown’ refers to the population for whom an NZDep2006 score was not ascertained.
Due to rounding, stated totals may differ slightly from other published figures, including 50+ years total population figures published in this chart book.

Figure 4: Neighbourhood deprivation distribution (NZDep 2006), Māori and non-Māori aged 50+ years, 2006

Figure 4: Neighbourhood deprivation distribution (NZDep 2006), Māori and non-Māori aged 50+ years, 2006

How to interpret results – figures
See data source for figure 4 >

Source: Customised data request, Statistics New Zealand, 2009

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